Friday, March 1, 2013

Chicken Pesto Pizza

This is one of my favorites, I almost always eat too much when I make it.

Chicken Pesto Pizza

For the Pesto:
1 3/4 cups fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
3 cloves garlic
salt and pepper to taste

For the Pizza:
fresh pizza dough (I make the recipe from Joy of Cooking)
two half chicken breasts
One batch of pesto

 Broil the chicken until browned on the outside and cooked all the way through.  Blend the pesto ingredients in a food process until you have a paste.  Preheat the oven to 475 degrees.  Cut the chicken into bite size pieces.  Roll or pull out half the pizza dough.  Spread the pesto on the dough, and scatter the chicken on top.

Roll or pull out the second half of the dough and place on top of the pizza.  Seal the edges by pinching them.
Cut slits on the top with a sharp knife or bread razor.  Bake in the preheated oven until the top crust is golden brown.
Don't eat too much!

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