Chicken Pesto Pizza

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep
1 hr 30 mins
Cook
10 mins

This is a pizza that is inspired by a restaurant I worked in as a teen. The pizza dough recipe comes from my Breadman Healthy Bread and Recipe book that came with my bread machine.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place the ingredients for the dough in the bread machine in the order given (ending with the yeast). Set to the dough cycle.
  2. When done, remove to floured board, if using immediately. Or place in a bowl greased with olive oil, turn to coat it, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Shape pizza dough into a crust, roughly 15 inches, and place on a lightly floured cookie sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated 400 degree oven for about 8 minutes until mostly baked. (Sometimes piercing the dough with a fork beforehand helps keep air bubbles away).
  5. Let crust cool for a few minutes before adding toppings.
  6. Starting in the middle of the crust, spread out the pesto sauce in a circular motion until the pizza dough is covered.
  7. Sprinkle with one cup of cheese.
  8. Spread out remaining ingredients, holding the cheese back for last. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the toppings.
  9. Bake in a 400 degree oven until cheese is a light golden brown. (Approx 8-10 minutes).
Most Helpful

5 5

Great pizza. I used Basil Pesto for the pesto, partially cooked the chicken and we cooked it on the KJ with a pizza stone. Loved how many different flavors were on the pizza.

5 5

I make pizza almost every weekend so I am always looking for different varieties. The crust is very good, I'm going to replace the one I usually use with this! I only used half of the green pepper (sliced very thin) half the onion and only 6 oz chicken because it was starting to get overloaded! Next time I think I will add a little more pesto. We don't eat many artichokes or kalamata olives but really liked it! I cooked it on a hot pizza stone so it baked in about 8 minutes. Made this for PAC SPRING 2010, thanks!