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 pizza equals 507 calories, 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 987 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 36 g 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

Nutritional Facts

1 pizza equals 507 calories, 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 987 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 36 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

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

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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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Reviewed Jun. 14, 2008

Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas Recipe

Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas Recipe

Nutrition Facts

  • One serving:
  • 1 pizza
  • Calories:
  • 507
  • Fat:
  • 21 g
  • Saturated Fat:
  • 8 g
  • Cholesterol:
  • 87 mg
  • Sodium:
  • 987 mg
  • Carbohydrate:
  • 42 g
  • Fiber:
  • 3 g
  • Protein:
  • 36 g

 

 

 

Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas

Simple & Delicious

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.

SERVINGS: 4

CATEGORY: Main Dish

METHOD: Baked

TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients:

  • 4 whole pita breads
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 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

Directions:

Place pita breads on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned.
    Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and pesto. Top each pita with onion mixture; spread pesto mixture evenly over onion layer.
    Top with chicken, tomatoes and cheese. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

 

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 27, 2008

" I just love Pizza ... by far my favorite food so this recipe looks excellent!!!I will try it & post my thoughtsenjoying the world's most exquisite oolong tea  

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MY REVIEW
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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MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 27, 2008

"Good Pizzas"

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