My family has pizza at least once a week. It is one thing my whole family can agree on! This pizza is so simple to make and tastes delicious enough to come from a restaurant. Trust me, it is a keeper!
Homemade Chicken Pesto Pizza Recipe:
(Makes 2 pizzas)
Homemade Pizza Crust:
1 teaspoon Instant Or Active Dry Yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup olive oil
Sprinkle yeast over 1 1/2 cups warm water. Let stand for a few minutes. In a mixer, combine flour and salt. With the mixer running on low speed (with paddle attachment), drizzle in olive oil until combined with flour. Next, pour in yeast/water mixture and mix until just combined, and the dough comes together in a sticky mass. Coat a separate mixing bowl with a light drizzle of olive oil, and form the dough into a ball. Toss to coat dough in olive oil, then cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and set it aside for 1 to 2 hours, or store in the fridge until you need it.
1/2 cup prepared pesto
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 tomato, diced
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Roll prepared dough into two circles and place on baking pans. Spread 1/4 cup pesto on each pizza (or more, if desired). Sprinkle 1 cup shredded cheese on each pizza and sprinkle on the rest of the toppings. Bake pizzas for 18-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust turns golden brown.
Looking for more delicious pizza recipes?
Here are a few of our favorite:
Braided Pizza Loaf
Homemade Pizza Hut Pan Pizza
Olive Garden Copycat Grilled Chicken Flatbread Pizza
Copycat California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken Pizza
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