Presto! It's pepped-up pizza with pesto, chicken, tomatoes and cheese!

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15 mins
10 mins
25 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F for dark or nonstick pan (425 degrees F for all other pans). Spray 15x10-inch pan with sides with cooking spray.

  • Unroll dough in pan; starting at center, press dough into 15x10-inch rectangle. Bake about 8 minutes or until light brown.

  • Spread pesto to within 1/2 inch of edges of crust. Top with 1 1/2 cups of the cheese, the chicken and tomatoes; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

  • Bake 5 minutes longer or until edges of crust are golden brown and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with basil. To serve, cut into 6 rows by 3 rows


For an appetizer, cut pizza into bite-size squares, and insert a party toothpick into each piece.

Go from turf to surf! Use 1/2 lb cooked shrimp in place of the chicken in this recipe.

Sprinkle the pizza with fresh cracked pepper for an extra boost of flavor.

Nutrition Facts

407 calories; protein 24.5g; carbohydrates 34.4g; fat 19.3g; cholesterol 48.3mg; sodium 877.6mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

Rating: 5 stars
This was so good! It was a nice change from typical pizza. I made this with shrimp, I sautéed them first in butter, olive oil, garlic and salt and pepper, turned out wonderful! My husband said this recipe is a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was delicious! We made it for a party and cut it into smaller pieces so it was more like an appetizer. Everyone loved it, even the kids. The only thing we did different from the original recipe is to brush the crust with a little olive oil before we baked it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My roommate and I just made this and we loved it. We put some olive oil on the crust before baking it. Also, we laid all the tomatoes flat and then put a little cheese on it, then a little chicken, then a lot more cheese, then all the chicken then the rest of the cheese. It was really delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was amazing! I will be making this quite often. It was so easy! I couldn't find the artisan pizza crust, so I used pillsbury thin crust. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
So easy and so tasty! I hadn't used a can pizza crust before, but the Pillsbury Artisan crust is hearty and delicious. Perfect just like it is! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very easy, and delicious. Will definitely make this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This took very little time and even my picky man loved it! I had to remove the tomatoes because I live with non-tomato living people, but I added a few thin slices of red onion and finely chopped fresh jalapeños to add heat, and it was delish! Read More