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Chicken Pesto Pizza

The ultimate comfort food, this 5 ingredient cheesy chicken pesto pizza is made on a whole wheat pizza crust and topped with juicy sun-dried tomatoes.

Chicken Pesto Pizza with Sundried Tomatoes - a flavorful, easy pizza recipe

Pizza is my husband’s love language. It’s true. And you know what my love language is? Pre-made whole wheat pizza crusts that don’t require me to pretend I know anything about yeast and dough.

Cheesy Chicken Pesto Pizza - a quick and easy pizza recipe

We recently got our very first Trader Joe’s that is just 5 minutes from my house so we almost always grab one of their whole wheat pizza crusts to keep on hand for busy weeknight dinners. Using just a handful of pantry staples and leftover rotisserie chicken, you are less than 15 minutes away from this Cheesy Chicken Pesto Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes.

Chicken Pesto Pizza with Sundried Tomatoes - An easy and delicious pizza recipe

I like to sprinkle it with a little fresh parsley and red chili flakes to serve but to be honest, it hardly needs any doctoring. Warm gooey cheese, fresh basil pesto and tender shredded chicken are topped with tangy sun-dried tomatoes to create pizza perfection in every bite.

Cheesy Chicken Pesto Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes - an easy pizza recipe

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Chicken Pesto Pizza with Sundried Tomatoes - a flavorful, easy pizza recipe

Chicken Pesto Pizza

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This cheesy chicken pesto pizza is made on a whole wheat pizza crust and topped with juicy sun-dried tomatoes.
PREP: 5 mins
COOK: 10 mins
TOTAL: 15 mins
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Servings: 4

Ingredients
 

  • 1 inch pre-cooked 12- whole wheat pizza crust (such as Trader Joe’s)
  • ½ cup basil pesto (store-bought or homemade)
  • 3 cups part-skim shredded mozzarella (divided)
  • 6 ounces leftover shredded chicken (rotisserie works great)
  • ¼ cup minced drained sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Spread basil pesto evenly throughout the center of the pizza crust, being careful to leave a 1/2 inch border around the edge.
  • Sprinkle half of the cheese on top of the pesto and arrange chicken on top of the cheese. Add the remainder of the cheese on top of the chicken and toss on the sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Bake until golden brown and bubbly, about 8-10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 327kcalCarbohydrates: 27.5gProtein: 22.4gFat: 13.6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9.6gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 942mgFiber: 2.3gSugar: 1g
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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.

6 Comments

  1. I can’t have tomatoes or tomato products, so we make a similar pizza without the sun-dried tomatoes but with roasted red peppers and onions. Pesto, chicken, cheese, roasted red peppers, onions. It’s such a great and versatile pizza. Luckily, we also have a place close by that sells ready made pizza crust, so all we have to do is add the toppings!

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