Chicken Pesto Pizza

With store-bought bread dough for the crust and prepared pesto for sauce, this flavorful pizza is ready in less than 30 minutes.

Chicken Pesto Pizza
Chicken Pesto Pizza

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””]

  • 1 loaf (1 lb.) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 small sweet yellow pepper, julienned


  • 1/4 tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 3 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup (3 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese


[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=””]

[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Spread dough on ungreased 12-inch pizza pan. Prick dough with a fork. Brush with egg white. Bake at 400°F for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In large skillet, sauté chicken, onion, yellow pepper, and lemon-pepper in oil until chicken is no longer pink; drain.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Spread pesto over crust. Top with chicken mixture, tomatoes, and cheese. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 6 servings ($1.17 per serving).[/step-item] [/step-list-wrapper]

[nutrition-info calories=”376″ calories_fat=”” fat=”13g” sat_fat=”3g” choles=”32mg” sodium=”618mg” carbs=”40g” sugars=”” protein=”22g” fiber=”4g”]


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