I’ve found my new favorite pizza combo … Chicken Pesto! We’ve been having pizzas a lot more than usual lately because my in-laws gave us a portable pizza oven that we’ve been using up at our Tiny House in the mountains. I mean, it’s hard to beat this combo, right?! So it’s given me time to be creative with different toppings, and I’m excited to share the latest winner.
Here’s what it looked like (before it was baked) … I told you, this is a really good one! In fact, it’s one I am still thinking about and will definitely make again soon.
Chicken Pesto Pizza
- To make the pesto, combine the kale, basil, parmesan, pine nuts, garlic and olive oil in a small food processor. Puree until the mixture becomes a thick paste.
- Roll out the pizza dough into two large rounds on a lightly floured surface (corn meal works well, too) pinching around the edges to make a crust. Spread a thin layer of pizza sauce on top and then divide and sprinkle on the mozzarella. Distribute the chunks of cooked chicken and pesto then arrange the tomato slices on top.
- Bake according to pizza dough directions, top with freshly grated parmesan cheese (if desired) and serve warm.