Pesto Chicken Homemade Pizza Recipe

This Pesto Chicken Homemade Pizza will have you whipping up pizza all the time. It’s easy and so tasty! You won’t believe how quickly it will disappear right before your eyes!

Pesto Chicken Homemade Pizza Recipe

It’s not delivery … or Digiorno’s, it’s Pesto Chicken Homemade Pizza! Why order pizza or even choose the freezer aisle when you can make this simple and delicious chicken pesto pizza right at home? It’s fresh with elements of summertime comfort food that leaves regular greasy pizza in the dust.

With only 4 quick ingredients, this Pesto Chicken Homemade Pizza will soon become a dinnertime weekly staple. You may even fight over who gets to toss the dough! It’s always a fun family-faovrite meal to make. Everyone gets in on the meal prep action!

Pesto Chicken Homemade Pizza Recipe Pesto Chicken Homemade Pizza Recipe Pesto Chicken Homemade Pizza Recipe

We like to use a pizza stone and bake the pizzas in our grill. Grilling just makes the crust turn out better and it gives the pie that fantastic wood-fired oven flavor. However, you can also use an oven indoors. Keep in mind that since most ovens will not reach 600-degrees F, you’ll have to increase cook time to compensate for lower cook temperature.

A few recipe notes for Pesto Chicken Homemade Pizza:

  • If you don’t own a pizza stone, consider purchasing one. It does help the bottom of the crust cook evenly and crisp up better. Plus it’s great for baking Chocolate Chip Cookies on too!
  • As mentioned above, if you prefer to bake the pizzas in an oven indoors, keep in mind that most ovens will not heat to 600-degrees F. In that case, preheat the oven to the highest it will go (as long as it’s not above 600-degrees F), and adjust cook time accordingly. Be watchful so as not to burn pizza.
  • Use your favorite pizza dough recipe or cheat a bit like we do in a crunch for time. Some grocers offer pre-made pizza dough, portioned out, that has not yet been baked. For example, at our local Publix grocery stores we can find it in a small refrigerator that’s located in the bakery section.

Pesto Chicken Homemade Pizza Recipe
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • pizza dough, enough for 2 crusts, approximately 10-inches each
  • ¾ cup basil pesto
  • 2 cups roasted chicken, shredded/cut up
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill or oven to 600-degrees F.
  2. Prepare pizza crusts.
  3. Divide pesto between crusts and spread evenly. Repeat with chicken and cheese.
  4. Place pizzas on a pizza stone or directly on grate and bake for 600-degrees F for about 8 minutes or until done.
Notes
If you don't own a pizza stone, consider purchasing one. It does help the bottom of the crust cook evenly and crisp up better. Plus it's great for baking Chocolate Chip Cookies on too!
As mentioned above, if you prefer to bake the pizzas in an oven indoors, keep in mind that most ovens will not heat to 600-degrees F. In that case, preheat the oven to the highest it will go (as long as it's not above 600-degrees F), and adjust cook time accordingly. Be watchful so as not to burn pizza.
Use your favorite pizza dough recipe or cheat a bit like we do in a crunch for time. Some grocers offer pre-made pizza dough, portioned out, that has not yet been baked. For example, at our local Publix grocery stores we can find it in a small refrigerator that's located in the bakery section.

 

Comments

  1. 5

    says

    This looks incredible! I’m a huge fan of homemade buffalo chicken pizza, and I’ll have to give this a try! I bet it would be delish on a pita, too (the perfect one-person pizza!)

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