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Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas Recipe

Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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."

Lrdwilliams User ID: 3105593 149820
Reviewed May. 27, 2008 Edited Mar. 9, 2017

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

testASND1 User ID: 3104774 149030
Reviewed May. 22, 2008 Edited Jul. 6, 2017

"The Best Recipe"

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