White Knight Pizza

"So simple to make and absolutely bursting with flavor with just a few ingredients. Your family will prefer this over delivery any day!"
photo by I'mPat photo by I'mPat
photo by I'mPat
photo by I'mPat photo by I'mPat
Ready In:
8 pieces




  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Spread cold pesto over pizza crust.
  • Sauté chicken with olive oil and salt and pepper. Add onions for last 5 minutes of cooking time.
  • Add chicken onion mixture over pesto and spread out evenly.
  • Slice tomato and place slices out over chicken and onions.
  • Spread mozzarella over the entire pizza.
  • Toast pine nuts in a dry non-stick skillet until slightly brown.
  • Sprinkle toasted nuts over cheese and bake pizza at 450°F for 11 minutes.

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  1. I'mPat
    I used a tomato basil pesto but used little less than a tablespoon as I just like to smear the pizza base and used some left over roast chicken breast and baked the pizza on a rack to make the thin base nice a crispy. Enjoyed all the flavours together and especially the toasted pine nuts. Thank you Melvin'sWifey, made for All You Can Cook Buffet.
  2. Margo59
    What a great change from traditional pizza. Loved it. Made it with a Boboli pizza crust, Classico Basil Pesto and a precooked chicken from the store. I think next time I might try 1/2 cup of the basil pesto and 1/2 cup of the sundried basil pesto. My DH raved about this pizza. Thanks for posting.
  3. KelBel
    This is a fabulous pizza! I used whole wheat pizza dough from a local pizzaria, chicken breast from a rotiserie chicken, carmelized onions, grape tomatoes and 5 cheese Italian. I used Classico Pesto and pre-cooked the crust. I loved the crunch of the pine nuts. Just a fantastic meal!
  4. Sydney Mike
    WHAT A GREAT CHANGE FROM THE USUAL PIZZA!! I used my own pizza crust recipe, along with chicken breast! The pesto & pine nuts gave this a unique flavor at my table, anyway, since I seldom use those ingredients! Definitely in my keeper file! [Made & reviewed as a bonue tag for one of my invitees to the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #14, Mar 08]


I started cooking just by helping my Mom out in the kitchen as a little girl. I preferred baking over cooking, as I loved getting all into measuring things and stirring. I always got to stir! However in the past 5 years I've been the one responsible for making nightly dinners. At first this consisted of the same 10 or so dishes in a constant rotation, but that quickly became boring and I remembered how much my Mom would complain when I was younger about how she always made the same things and she never knew what new dishes to try! Obviously 20 years ago, Zaar wasn't around! I still cook a lot of the same type of dishes my Mom cooked when we were younger and I try to incorporate as much fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs into my meals as possible. However Melvin's favorite food of all time is fried chicken so... I make sure he gets a fresh vegetable on the side! My favorite cook book is my staple cookbook which is the old red and white Better Homes Cook Book. My only pet peeve about cooking is bland food! <img src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/permanent%20collection/adoptedspring08.jpg">
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