~ Crazy Delicious Chicken Pesto Pizza ~

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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

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make ~ Crazy Delicious Chicken Pesto Pizza ~

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!

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