Chicken Pesto Pizza

25 Nov

I never really make homemade pizza.  It’s not any cheaper and it’s a lot more work than popping a frozen pie in the oven. But this pizza is excellent and worth the extra time and money.  The frozen bread dough really makes a great crust and the key…freshly grated mozzarella.  I occasionally make it with the bagged pre-shredded mozzarella but it doesn’t compare.  The real thing is oh so cheesy, gooey, yummy.


  • 1 loaf (1 lb.) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 small sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 1/4 tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 3 plum tomatoes, sliced thinly
  • 3/4 cup (3 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese

Spread dough on ungreased 12-inch pizza pan.  Prick dough with a fork.  Brush with egg white.  Bake at 400F for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

In large skillet, saute chicken, onion, yellow pepper, and lemon-pepper in oil until chicken is no longer pink; drain.

Spread pesto over crust.  Top with chicken mixture, tomatoes, and cheese.  Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Courtesy of Reader’s Digest, April 2009


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