~ Crazy Delicious Chicken Pesto Pizza ~

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

This pizza is hands down one of the best pizza's I've ever eaten or made. That's saying a lot as I use to work in a pizza shop growing up and when in NYC, tried many diff pizza's. Easy too as no sauce to fuss with. Please if making, use a home made crust and use a good pesto or make your own. This will make a world of difference. Also, as my aunt used to do at her shop, buy blocks of Mozzarella and shred your own. Just something about the way it melts. I hardly ever buy the pre packaged cheese these days, It doesn't take long to grate it. I do hope you try this awesome pizza.

Enjoy, so good


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Serves:

Large pizza

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1
home made crust or store bought dough - this really makes a difference in the final product
corn
meal
1 1/2 Tbsp
olive oil - divided
10 oz
boneless skinless chicken breast - cut into bite sized pieces
salt
& pepper
1 medium
red onion, sliced thin - use mandolin if you have one
1/4 c
good pesto + 4 teaspoons
2 large
roma tomatoes. chopped or 1 large tomato
2 Tbsp
fresh grated parmesan cheese
5 - 6 oz
fresh grated mozzarella cheese - melts nicer
red
pepper flakes, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
On a pizza pan, I use teflon coated, spread 1/2 tablespoon olive oil with a paper towel, more if needed. Sprinkle evenly with a light coating of corn meal. This makes for a crispy crust.
Spread dough evenly in a circle a little less than size of pan, with oiled fingers, I use olive oil. ( make own crust or Walmart has an awesome fresh dough in their deli area.)

Spread 4 - 5 teaspoons pesto over crust. Just a thin layer, up to 1 inch from edge of crust. Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese. Set aside.
2
In a medium skillet, add remaining olive oil and heat over medium. Once hot, add chicken, salt and pepper to taste. Cook until browning and no longer pink.
3
Stir in onion and 1/4 cup pesto and cook another 4 - 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
4
Next, spread chicken pesto mixture evenly over crust.
5
Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella and I then sprinkled with some red pepper flakes. ( Optional )
6
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is bubbly.
7
Cut and serve immediately. Delicious!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy