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Homemade Chicken Pesto Pizza Recipe

This pizza is so simple to make and tastes delicious enough to come from a restaurant.  Trust me, it is a keeper!
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best pizza, Chicken Pizza, Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe, Pesto Recipes
Servings: 2
Calories: 853kcal


  • Stand Mixer
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • Pizza Pan



  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast or active dry yeast
  • cups warm water
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cup olive oil


  • ½ 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
  • ½ cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tomato diced



  • 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.


  • 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.


Calories: 853kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 2008mg | Potassium: 968mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1525IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 600mg | Iron: 2mg