Chicken Pesto Pizza




Introduction: Chicken Pesto Pizza

This is one of my favorite pizzas that I make every Friday night.

Ingredients needed:
* Homemade or store bought pizza dough. I make my's really easy so this recipe includes my homemade dough.
* Sauce ( yes I use a jar sauce)
* Italian cheese blend ( Asiago, Parmesan, Fontina, Mild Provolone...found at Trader Joe's)
* 1 chicken breast
* 1/4 cup of Pesto

Step 1: Making the Dough

Items needed:
* 3 cups of flour
* 1 pouch Fleischmann's RapidRise Yeast
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 2 tbsp olive oil
* 1 cup hot water

Add all of these ingredients together.

Step 2: Mix Ingredients

Mix with mixer until moist and chunky. Approx 1-2 min.

Step 3: Fold the Dough

 Use your hand to fold the dough in the bowl to create a ball.

Step 4: Knead the Dough

Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.

Step 5: Let the Dough Rest

Cover the dough with a clean towel and let rest for 10 minutes.

Step 6: Prepare the Pesto Chicken

Add 1/4 cup of pesto to pan ( you can add a tbsp of olive oil if you want). Cut the chicken into cubes and add to the pan. Sautee' on medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

Step 7: Rolling Out the Dough

Place your dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out evenly.

Step 8:

Roll your dough out so it is slightly larger then your pan. I use a 12-14" pizza pan but you can use whatever pan you wish.

Step 9: Oil Your Pan....VERY IMPORTANT!

Add tbsp of olive oil to pan and spread all around, including edges, with paper towel.

Step 10: Making the Crust

Place your dough on your pizza pan. Turn and fold the edges under to form the crust.

Step 11: Oil Crust

Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Spread 1-2 tbsp olive oil all over the top and edges of your crust using your fingers.

Step 12: Pre-cook Crust

Using a fork poke holes all over the bottom of your crust. Place the crust in oven and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

Step 13: Add Your Sauce

After your crust is pre-cooked, add about 1 - 1 1/2 cups of sauce, depending on how much you like. Spread evenly around.

Step 14: Cheesey Cheese

Spread your cheese evenly around. I like a LOT of cheese so I use plenty!

Step 15: Add the Pesto Chicken

Add your pesto chicken and spread evenly around.

Step 16: Cook Your Pizza!

Place your pizza in the oven at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is golden brown.

Step 17: Cut Into Slices and ENJOY!

Cut into slices and enjoy! Get a pizza cutter it makes it so much easier!

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    This is the only kind of pizza that I make at home. I put some pine nuts to it, as well as put a little goat cheese. So yummy


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    You think it is too much or not enough ?Just being curious


    12 years ago on Step 17

    Oh muh gawd its the most delicious pizza I ever ate! Thank you!