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Chicken Pesto Pizza

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Chicken Pesto Pizza
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 6

Presto! This pepped-up pizza gets refreshing flavors from pesto, chicken, tomatoes and cheese. Get a jump start on your Chicken Pesto Pizza with the help of Pillsbury™ Thin Crust Pizza Crust. This pesto pizza can be ready to serve in 15 minutes, making it a perfect meal for busy weeknights. It also doubles as an impressive appetizer for any occasion. Chicken Pesto Pizza is one tasty homemade dish.

Updated April 5, 2021

Ingredients

  • 1
    can (11 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Thin Crust Pizza Crust
  • 1/2
    cup refrigerated basil pesto (from 7-oz container)
  • 2
    cups shredded mozzarella cheese or Italian cheese blend (8 oz)
  • 1
    cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 2
    large plum (Roma) tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 15x10-inch or larger dark or nonstick cookie sheet with cooking spray. Heat oven to 400°F (425°F for all other pan types). Unroll dough in pan; starting at center, press dough into 15x10-inch rectangle. Bake 8 minutes.
  • 2
    Spread pesto to within 1/2 inch of edges of crust. Top with 1 1/2 cups of the cheese, the chicken and tomatoes; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  • 3
    Bake 6 to 10 minutes or until crust is deep golden brown and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with basil. To serve, cut into 6 rows by 3 rows.

  • For even tomato spacing, try to get 9 slices out of each tomato for a total of 18 slices in this Chicken Pesto Pizza recipe.
  • Go from turf to surf! Use 1/2 lb cooked shrimp in place of the chicken in this pizza.
  • Sprinkle the pesto chicken pizza with fresh cracked pepper for an extra boost of flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
30%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
16%
Sodium
710mg
30%
Potassium
360mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
4g
Protein
21g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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