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Chicken Pesto Pizza

The absolute perfect weeknight meal that comes together in minutes! Use leftover rotisserie chicken, fresh tomatoes, pesto and cheese!

Chicken Pesto Pizza - The absolute perfect weeknight meal that comes together in minutes! Use leftover rotisserie chicken, fresh tomatoes, pesto and cheese!

I’ve been eating a little too healthy lately.

Okay, maybe it’s not “too healthy”.

But it’s zucchini noodles.

And detox soup.

So now.

I need pizza.

But hey.

I added tomatoes.

And pesto.

So it’s not that horrible for you.

Except it does have two kinds of cheeses for you.

Nope.

Couldn’t cut back on those!

Chicken Pesto Pizza - The absolute perfect weeknight meal that comes together in minutes! Use leftover rotisserie chicken, fresh tomatoes, pesto and cheese!

Chicken Pesto Pizza

The absolute perfect weeknight meal that comes together in minutes! Use leftover rotisserie chicken, fresh tomatoes, pesto and cheese!

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 (13.8-ounce can) refrigerated classic pizza crust
  • 1/4 cup pesto, homemade or store-bought
  • 8 (1-ounce slices) fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup leftover rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking sheet or pizza pan with olive oil.
  2. Working on a surface that has been sprinkled with cornmeal, roll out the pizza into a 12-inch-diameter round. Transfer to prepared baking sheet or pizza pan.
  3. Using a small ladle, spread pesto over the surface of the dough in an even layer, leaving a 1/2-inch border.
  4. Top with mozzarella, dollops of ricotta, chicken and tomatoes.
  5. Place into oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheeses have melted.
  6. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 329.3 Calories from Fat 131.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.6g 22%
Saturated Fat 5.1g 26%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 47.9mg 16%
Sodium 538mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 29.1g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%
Sugars 3.7g
Protein 21.3g 43%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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17 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I don’t like ricotta so instead I did a handful of Italian mixed cheese and this pizza turned out so good! I also used my own pizza dough. But still, this pizza was so good! Definitely keeping this one. 

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    So delicious! What is the nutrition serving size? One slice? Thanks again for a yummy meal! 

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    I love this pizza! I am having trouble pinning it to my Pinterest. Why?

  4. Looks wonderful. How much pesto? It’s not in the ingredient list. Thanks!

  5. Nothing like a good pizza! Love that this one has fresh mozzarella on it! Yum!

  6. Oh this looks delicious! I cannot wait to try this!! 

  7. Love me some pesto pizza! It also love that it’s so quick and easy to make. Sometimes I will just use a pita bread for my crust and make myself a small one for lunch!

  8. this pesto pizza looks amazing! beautiful photography as well! 
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  9. This pizza looks incredible! I can’t wait to make this soon!

    Paige Flamm
    The Happy Flammily
    http://bit.ly/2jEd6V2

  10. Pizza with chicken and pesto looks great. I have a couple of questions. 
    You mention baking on an oiled pizza pan or baking sheet. What about a pizza stone?  
    When in oven, what section of the oven do you suggest using?  Top, middle or lower 
    Thanks!!

  11. Ooooh this looks delightfully naughty. Can’t wait to try it. 

  12. Yum! This looks bomb, girl! 

  13. Great idea ! Great photos as usual ! Thank you !