My Kitchen: Pesto Chicken Pizza

Feeding my family a wholesome dinner every night is no small task. We have a regular rotation of meals we pick from, but this is one of my favorites – Pesto Chicken Pizza!

Pesto Chicken Pizza - an easy five ingredient recipe the whole family will love!

This recipe is really simple and only 5 ingredients, unless you choose to dress it up some more. I usually opt to make my own pizza dough since it’s really easy and inexpensive (I use Ree Drummond’s recipe), but store bought dough would work too!

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Pesto Chicken Pizza
Homemade Pizza made with pesto sauce, chicken, and tomatoes!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 batch pizza dough
  2. 12 oz shredded mozzarella (I like to buy the block and shred it myself - it melts better!)
  3. 1/4 cup pesto sauce (you can make your own, but I like Costco's)
  4. 3-4 ounces cooked chicken, diced
  5. 5-6 grape tomatoes, cut into quarters
Instructions
  1. Prehead oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Roll out dough to desired thickness. I prefer it thinner, but it's up to you!
  3. Top with pesto, spreading around.
  4. Top pesto with chicken, mozzarella, and tomatoes.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 8-15 minutes. This will all depend on your oven and how thin you've rolled the crust.
  6. Let cool and enjoy!
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  1. February 23, 2016 / 6:44 am

    We love pizza and usually choose that meal on fridays as part of our family movie night. I love this recipe. So easy and adds a little twist to just regular pizza.
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    • Jess
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      March 10, 2016 / 10:24 pm

      We use pesto in EVERYTHING. Abbie doesn’t even eat red sauce! Pesto is just so good!

  2. February 23, 2016 / 9:38 am

    Friday night is usually homemade chicken wings or pizza night here – I haven’t made pesto in a while, must get on that!

    • Jess
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      March 10, 2016 / 10:24 pm

      I used to make it myself, but we go through so much of it that I couldn’t keep up! I buy the big jar from Costco and call it a day.

  3. February 23, 2016 / 9:51 am

    Confession: I’ve never tried pesto! I know, I know! I’ve heard it’s really great, though. And this pizza looks amazing.

    • Jess
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      March 10, 2016 / 10:25 pm

      You need pesto in your life. TRUST ME.

  4. Beth
    February 23, 2016 / 10:41 am

    This looks so good!!!

    • Jess
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      March 10, 2016 / 10:25 pm

      Thanks – you should try it!

  5. February 23, 2016 / 10:47 am

    This recipe looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try it out my self. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    • Jess
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      March 10, 2016 / 10:26 pm

      Let me know what you think when you try it!

    • Jess
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      March 10, 2016 / 10:26 pm

      Of course! Let me know what you think if you try it!

  6. February 23, 2016 / 12:18 pm

    Gah, this sounds & looks delicious! Now if only I wasn’t dairy free!
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    • Jess
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      March 10, 2016 / 10:26 pm

      Could you make pesto without the parmesan? And is there vegan cheese you could use? I’m sure you could adapt it!

  7. February 23, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    Yum, yum, yum, yum. I love pesto! This looks delish!
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    • Jess
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      March 10, 2016 / 10:27 pm

      Let me know if you try it!!!

  8. February 23, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    I don’t know that I’ve made pesto pizza before. sounds good.

    • Jess
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      March 10, 2016 / 10:28 pm

      It is – you should try it!

  9. February 23, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    I like how simple this recipe is (very little ingredients) and yet it looks so delicious!! I just pinned this one and I am really excited to try it out! 🙂

    • Jess
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      March 10, 2016 / 10:27 pm

      Let me know what you think!

  10. February 24, 2016 / 11:08 am

    That looks delicious!!! I love anything with pesto!

    • Jess
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      March 10, 2016 / 10:28 pm

      I use pesto in EVERYTHING!

  11. February 24, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    WE make pizza every Friday night, I’ll be trying this recipe soon!

    • Jess
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      March 10, 2016 / 10:36 pm

      Let me know what you think!!!

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