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Some of you may remember that a couple of weeks ago I posted an amazing 30 Minute Pizza Crust recipe. I hope some of you have found it to be as amazing as I do. 🙂

I have a Chicken Pesto Pizza version for you today, that makes use of this quick crust. The combination of fresh Pesto, layered with Chicken, Sauteed Onions and Garlic is fabulous. Add mozzarella cheese, melted and bubbly and a heavenly dinner awaits you, ladies and gentlemen. It truly does.

Let’s make it!

Chicken Pesto Pizza from Jamie Cooks It Up!

Chicken Pesto Pizza

Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 2 (12 inch) pizzas
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!

1 recipe 30 Minute Pizza Crust
1 T olive oil
1 chicken breast
salt and pepper
1/2 medium onion, sliced into rings
3 cloves garlic
1 C pesto
2-3 C mozzarella cheese, grated
2 tomatoes, chopped

1. Whip up some pizza dough, using this wonderful recipe


2. Chop up 1 chicken breast into small pieces, about 1 inch thick.
3. Heat up a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil. When the oil is hot, toss the chicken into the pan.


4. Slice 1/2 an onion and finely chop 3 garlic cloves. Put them in the pan with the chicken. Hit it all with a bit of salt and pepper.


Cook everything until the chicken is golden brown and the onions are translucent.
5. Preheat your oven to 475 degrees.


6. Roll the dough out onto 2  pizza pans or stones. If you would like to use a large cookie sheet that’s fine as well.


7. Spread 1/2 cup of pesto over the top of each pizza.


8. Add about 1 1/2 cups of mozarella cheese to each pizza…


and divide the chicken/onion mixture between the two.
9. Chop 2 tomatoes and sprinkle them over the top of each pizza.

Chicken Pesto Pizza from Jamie Cooks It Up

10. Pop your pizza into the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the bottom of the crust is golden brown and the the cheese is melted and bubbly. I usually just cook one at a time.


Cut and enjoy!


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  1. what does this brand pesto taste like ? Is your pizza pan a pampered chef one ? I am not sure if you preheat or not. I heard some brands crack if heating before using. looks good and I’d like to try it. If using all the dough in one cookie sheet pizza, would it be a thick crust, med or thin ?

    1. Denise,
      The pesto is fantastic, if you feel like you can’t use the whole jar before it expires you can freeze it with great results. Yes, the stone is from pampered chef but I haven’t ever heated it before I use it. If you use a regular cookie sheet your crust will be medium thick. 🙂 Hope you try it and love it, Denise!

  2. I really like your recipes. I look at your website because I googled Costco’s turkey sandwiches. I was curious about the pesto mayonnaise. Thank you very much for your help with that.
    You mentioned that you had posted of pizza dough recipe. Is any way I can see that or get a copy, please?
    Thank you very much, Grant