Cilantro Pesto Chicken Pizza

Cilantro Pesto Chicken Pizza Recipe

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Kristi Bell

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@kristi3088

My hubby loves this recipe. The kids not so much. On half of the pizza dough I do cheese and pizza sauce.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1 can(s)
    refrigerated thin-crust pizza dough
  • 1 lb
    chicken tenderloins, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp
    taco seasoning mix
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 pkg
    8 oz shredded colby-jack cheese
  • 1/2 c
    tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 c
    thinly sliced red onion
  • ·
    taco sauce, as garnish
  • ·
    sour cream, as garnish
  • ·
    cilantro pesto , recipe below

How to Make Cilantro Pesto Chicken Pizza

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Unroll pizza crust on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. spread Cilantro Pesto evenly over crust, leaving a 1/2 inch border.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine chicken and taco seasoning.
  4. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add. chicken, and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, or untiil chicken is cooked through. Place chicken evenly over pesto. Top evenly with cheese, tomatoes, and onion. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until crust is browned and cheese is melted and bubbly. Garnish with taco sauce and sour cream, if desired.
  5. Cilantro Pesto
    2 c. cilantro leaves
    2 jalapenos, seeded and minced
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    2 T. olive oil
    1 T. fresh lime juice

    In the work bowl of a food processor, combine cilantro, jalpenos, garlic, oil, and lime juice. Process until mixture is almost smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of bowl

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About Cilantro Pesto Chicken Pizza

Course/Dish: Chicken Pizza
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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