Chicken Pesto Pizza — Damn Delicious

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Chicken Pesto Pizza

The absolute perfect weeknight meal that comes together in minutes! Use leftover rotisserie chicken, fresh tomatoes, pesto and cheese!

I’ve been eating a little too healthy lately.

Okay, maybe it’s not “too healthy”.

I added tomatoes.

So it’s not that horrible for you.

Except it does have two kinds of cheeses for you.

Couldn’t cut back on those!

Chicken Pesto Pizza

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

The absolute perfect weeknight meal that comes together in minutes! Use leftover rotisserie chicken, fresh tomatoes, pesto and cheese!


  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 (13.8-ounce can) refrigerated classic pizza crust
  • 1/4 cup pesto, homemade or store-bought
  • 8 (1-ounce slices) fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup leftover rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking sheet or pizza pan with olive oil.
  2. Working on a surface that has been sprinkled with cornmeal, roll out the pizza into a 12-inch-diameter round. Transfer to prepared baking sheet or pizza pan.
  3. Using a small ladle, spread pesto over the surface of the dough in an even layer, leaving a 1/2-inch border.
  4. Top with mozzarella, dollops of ricotta, chicken and tomatoes.
  5. Place into oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheeses have melted.
  6. Serve immediately.

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Great idea ! Great photos as usual ! Thank you !

Yum! This looks bomb, girl!

Ooooh this looks delightfully naughty. Can’t wait to try it.

Pizza with chicken and pesto looks great. I have a couple of questions.
You mention baking on an oiled pizza pan or baking sheet. What about a pizza stone?
When in oven, what section of the oven do you suggest using? Top, middle or lower

Yes, you can absolutely use a pizza stone. I recommend using the top section of the oven.

This pizza looks incredible! I can’t wait to make this soon!

this pesto pizza looks amazing! beautiful photography as well!

This pizza looks delicious!

Love me some pesto pizza! It also love that it’s so quick and easy to make. Sometimes I will just use a pita bread for my crust and make myself a small one for lunch!

What a great idea!

Oh this looks delicious! I cannot wait to try this!!

Nothing like a good pizza! Love that this one has fresh mozzarella on it! Yum!

Looks wonderful. How much pesto? It’s not in the ingredient list. Thanks!

Hi Linda! The amount of pesto is actually listed in the ingredients! It’s 1/4 cup. 🙂

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