Chicken Pesto Pizza Recipe

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Chicken Pesto Pizza Recipe
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Chicken Pesto Pizza Recipe

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MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 small sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto sauce
  • 3 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

With greased fingers, pat dough into an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan. Prick dough thoroughly with a fork. Brush with egg. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
In a large skillet, saute the chicken, onion, yellow pepper and lemon-pepper in oil until chicken is no longer pink; drain.
Spread the pesto sauce over the crust. Top with chicken mixture, tomatoes and cheese. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 6 slices.
Originally published as Chicken Pesto Pizza in Taste of Home June/July 2004, p43

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 398 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 622mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 small sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto sauce
  • 3 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. With greased fingers, pat dough into an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan. Prick dough thoroughly with a fork. Brush with egg. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. In a large skillet, saute the chicken, onion, yellow pepper and lemon-pepper in oil until chicken is no longer pink; drain.
  3. Spread the pesto sauce over the crust. Top with chicken mixture, tomatoes and cheese. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 6 slices.
Originally published as Chicken Pesto Pizza in Taste of Home June/July 2004, p43

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kellsbells0802 User ID: 1114660 61388
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"I made this recipe for my 13 y/o daughter and friends when she had a sleepover and everyone LOVED it One of the girls mothers called the next week for the recipe because she couldn't stop talking about it. easy and delicious what more could you ask for!!"

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Marilyn Rae User ID: 396498 92615
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2009

"This pizza is extra special with goat cheese crumbles, too. I added roasted peppers instead of the yellow - yummy!"

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