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Pesto Chicken Pizza

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 4

Bright, fresh pesto flavors join forces with chicken and tomatoes for an easy, cheesy pizza that’s as beautiful as it is delicious. MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
package Pillsbury’s Best™ refrigerated thin crust pizza dough
2
cups cubed cooked chicken
1/4
cup olive oil
1/2
teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup halved cherry tomatoes
3
cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz)
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2
tablespoons toasted pine nuts
2
teaspoons lemon juice
1/2
cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. Place oven rack in low position. Unroll dough with oven-safe parchment paper onto ungreased large cookie sheet (dough bakes on paper). Bake 7 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix chicken, 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, the pepper and salt.
  • 3
    Top crust with chicken mixture, followed by tomatoes and garlic. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, followed by pine nuts. Bake 7 to 11 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.
  • 4
    In small bowl, mix remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and the lemon juice. Drizzle over cooked pizza. Top with basil.

Expert Tips

  • We tested this recipe with rotisserie chicken, but any leftover chicken will work just fine.
  • Lemon juice is used as a “seasoning” garnish at the end of this recipe for a bright, acidic twist. If possible, opt for fresh lemon juice.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
590
Calories from Fat
310
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
53%
Saturated Fat
9g
47%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
90mg
31%
Sodium
940mg
39%
Potassium
340mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
4g
Protein
37g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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