Homemade Chicken Pesto Pizza Recipe

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
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  • 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
  • Pizza:
  • 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


  1. For the crust:
  2. Sprinkle yeast over 1 1/2 cups warm water. Let stand for a few minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. For the pizza:
  6. 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.



733 cal


22 g


99 g


31 g
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3 Responses to “Homemade Chicken Pesto Pizza Recipe”

  1. I've made this pizza several times now. I made it for my husband and I once and we ate the whole pizza in one sitting (is that okay to admit?) while binge watched breaking bad haha. A few weeks later we went to visit my family and I offered to make this pizza and another cheese pizza and EVERYONE raved about this pizza. I made two large ones and people were fighting on who keeps the left overs (seriously!). Both of my siblings asked for this recipe and have been making it themselves now and it's a hit even with kids. So good...I crave this pizza all the time. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

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