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Chicken Garlic Pesto Pizza

I adore pizza and I love making pizza at home. It’s perfect for customizing your ingredients and one night I was just looking to mix up my classic homemade veggie pizza. So I got a little crazy and came up with this Chicken Garlic Pesto Pizza. I don’t want to brag….but…it was awesome! This pizza could also be a great Valentine’s Day dinner that’s low key, yet still special.

Chicken Pesto Pizza - a delicious and easy homemade pizza with fresh garlic, pesto, chicken, and roasted red peppers! YUM!!

Chicken Pesto Pizza with garlic and roasted red peppers. Delish!

Chicken Garlic Pesto Pizza

Chicken Pesto Pizza with garlic and roasted red peppers. Delish!

Chicken Garlic Pesto Pizza

Yield: 8 slices
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Chicken Garlic Pesto Pizza-- a unique pizza recipe that highlights chicken, garlic, onion, and pesto on a healthy whole wheat crust.

Ingredients

  • For the Crust:
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cup white flour, between 2 1/2 -3 cups total
  • For the Topping:
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked shredded chicken
  • Jar of pesto, 8 ounce
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • Onion sliced
  • Roasted red pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • Sprinkle of parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Combine warm water, sugar, and yeast in mixing bowl. Let them rest together until yeast activates and bubbles up. Then add salt and oil. Stir in flours until a soft dough forms. Knead lightly 5 times. Place in warm area with towel over to rise. (I place on top of my stove while the oven preheats.) Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Meanwhile slice onion and red pepper; mince garlic. Saute in a tablespoon of olive oil until translucent. Add chicken and simmer a few minutes with onions and garlic.
  3. Spread crust on greased pizza stone or pan and bake at 450 for 10 minutes. Once crust has baked for 10 minutes remove from oven and top with pesto. Spread onion, chicken, and garlic over the pizza. Top with cheese (more or less according to your preference) and a sprinkle of parmesan. Bake for another 10 minutes until cheese is melted and slightly brown.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 609Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 768mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 8gSugar: 10gProtein: 24g

Nutritional information is approximate and will vary based on exact ingredients.

 

Garlic-Chicken-Pesto-Pizza

Serve warm with a romaine salad and a glass of white wine.  If you’re not in a romantic mood by the time you’ve finished dinner, it’s not the pizza’s fault! 😉 I love that this pizza is light and unexpected, but still completely perfect for an easy pizza night at home.

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Chicken Pesto Pizza - A delicious whole wheat pizza crust topped with pesto, garlic, chicken, onion, and red pepper! So-so good! Thanks as always for reading! If you loved this post I’d be thrilled if you shared it with your friends!

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26 Comments

  1. This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing. I love pesto and your combination of ingredients sounds fantastic. I have also been looking for a good pizza dough recipe. Thank you! 🙂

  2. This looks amazing! My husband and I love the pesto pizza from a local pizzeria, but I would love to try to make our own. Thanks for sharing! Pinning 🙂

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