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Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas Recipe
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Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas Recipe

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Brimming with toppings, these loaded personal pizzas are best served with a knife and fork. They’ll be a hit! Thanks to Joanna Burke of Culpeper, Virginia for the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 whole pita breads
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) ready-to-use Southwestern chicken strips
  • 2 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 507 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 987mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 36g protein.

Directions

  1. Place pita breads on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  3. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and pesto. Top each pita with onion mixture; spread pesto mixture evenly over onion layer.
  4. Top with the chicken, tomatoes and cheese. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas in Simple & Delicious May/June 2008, p27

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.


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mguhl User ID: 5247487 76233
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"We love this pizza recipe! We grill our own chicken (either marinated in italian dressing or rubbed with italian seasoning). We also steam the tomatoes before adding them on top."

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Lrdwilliams User ID: 3105593 149820
Reviewed May. 27, 2008

" I just love Pizza ... by far my favorite food so this recipe looks excellent!!!

I will try it & post my thoughts
enjoying the world's most exquisite oolong tea 
 "

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mapanda User ID: 274298 163974
Reviewed May. 27, 2008

"For the first time, I have been denied access to a page saying something about my IP address.  I was going to check out this recipe, but I guess I won't now.

 
Margaret"

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testASND1 User ID: 3104774 149033
Reviewed May. 27, 2008

"Good Pizzas"

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testASND1 User ID: 3104774 67552
Reviewed May. 27, 2008

"best recipe"

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testASND1 User ID: 3104774 95051
Reviewed May. 27, 2008

"sweet & spicy recipe"

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testASND1 User ID: 3104774 120371
Reviewed May. 27, 2008

"dsd"

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testASND1 User ID: 3104774 102542
Reviewed May. 27, 2008

"Good Recipe"

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testASND1 User ID: 3104774 149031
Reviewed May. 27, 2008

"Nice Recipe"

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testASND1 User ID: 3104774 120351
Reviewed May. 26, 2008

"nice"

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