Thursday, June 11, 2009

Garlic Chicken Pesto Pizza

There hasn't been a food blog on here for quite a while! I'll start it out with PIZZA!! I wanted to do something totally different then what I usually do.'s the recipe.

2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees)
2 - 3/4 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoons salt
1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2" pieces
1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
1/2 each small green bell pepper, julienned
1 large clove garlic, chopped
1 small jar pesto
spinach leaves, torn into small pieces
1 tomato, thinly sliced
Cheese-I used a combination of mozzarella, provolone, parmesan and feta cheese

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Beat in 1 cup flour, 1 tablespoon oil, sugar and 1 teaspoon salt. Add the remaining flour; beat until combined.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Place in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat top. Cover and let raise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, saute the onion, pepper and garlic in a 2 teaspoons olive oil for a few minutes. I like mine to still be crunchy. Remove and set aside. In the same pan add chicken and cook until there is no longer any pink. Remove from heat and set aside.

Punch dough down; roll out dough according to your pan size; 14" round or a 15"x10" rectangle pan. I used my stone rectangle for this recipe.

Spread a tablespoon of olive oil on top of dough. Then layer some mozzarella on the dough.

Spread the jar of pesto over the mozzarella

Add some shredded mozzarella and provolone cheese, the chicken, tomato slices, sauteed veggies, torn spinach, parmesan and the feta cheese.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes or until crust and cheese are slightly browned.


Kami said...

Yummy! Looks like something I would like.

Shauna said...

ok now I am coming over for some :)

Jacque Benson said...

THis looks sooooo deelish Rhonda!!!

Did I say I was officially going on a diet this year? I guess it will have to start after I try this recipe!!! ;-)

dai said...

OMG I LOVE YOU RHONDA!!! :o) Pizza is my most favorite food of all time! I could eat it morning, noon & night every single day and never get sick of it!

I've got to try this recipe - I've never made homemade pizza before and this looks SOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!

Thank you a million times!

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