recipe: Chicken Pesto Pizza

So, how far behind am I on posting recipes? So far behind that this one includes pictures from my old camera AND our old house!

But the food is still delish. I promise.

Ingredients: pizza crust, a chicken breast, olive oil, mozzarella cheese, a tomato, and a jar of pesto sauce.

Chicken Pesto Pizza

Slice the chicken and place into a small skillet with some olive oil and black pepper.

Chicken Pesto Pizza

Saute the chicken until cooked through.

Chicken Pesto Pizza

While the chicken is cooking, prep the pizza crust. I just use the refrigerated tube-y crust, you can use whatever kind you want.

Chicken Pesto Pizza

Spread the pesto sauce on the pizza crust.

Chicken Pesto Pizza

It sure looks gross, but it’s soooo yummy.

Chicken Pesto Pizza

Top with CHEESE!!!

Chicken Pesto Pizza

Cut the tomato into thin slices.

Chicken Pesto Pizza

Place the tomato slices on top of the cheese- kind of like pepperoni!

Chicken Pesto Pizza

When the chicken is done cooking, add it to the pizza.

Chicken Pesto Pizza

Bake according to the pizza crust directions (for me, it was 15 minutes at 425 degrees F) until the cheese is all melty and yummy!

Chicken Pesto Pizza


Chicken Pesto Pizza
  1. pizza crust
  2. 8 oz mozzarella cheese
  3. 1 jar pesto sauce
  4. 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  5. 1 tomato
  6. olive oil
  1. Slice chicken and saute in olive oil. Add salt/pepper if desired.
  2. Spread pesto sauce over pizza crust. Sprinkle with cheese. Top with chicken and tomato. Bake for 10-15 minutes (or as required for your particular pizza crust) until cheese is melted and the crust is lightly browned.


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  2. Cassie

    November 10, 2009 10:40 pm

    I am SO HUNGRY right now. And craving pizza. With pesto sauce. I’m pretty sure that is not a good idea when I’m about to go to bed.

    Thanks alot!

  3. Mel

    November 11, 2009 6:45 pm

    oh my…my mouth is watering…i know what I’M cooking this weekend…

  4. LZ @ My Messy Paradise

    November 12, 2009 9:47 pm

    This looks amazing! I’m not much of a cook, but will give this a shot this weekend!
    .-= LZ @ My Messy Paradise’s last blog post: Top Ten Thursday: Who are these people? =-.

  5. steve

    November 12, 2009 11:23 pm

    I would recommend leaving the whole tomatoes off, cause there disgusting, and slicing the chicken into smaller pieces that way you get chicken with every bite instead of some giant chunk sliding off in one bite.

    • Jen

      November 13, 2009 8:03 am

      ha well if you don’t like tomatoes, you can certainly leave them off! We actually like the larger pieces of chicken, but that’s definitely something you could do differently.

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