Written by Jessica on Sunday, August 17, 2008
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White Pizza with Chicken, Pesto and Pine Nuts
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1 store bought pizza crust (I make my own)
1 cup prepared basil pesto
1 cup cooked diced chicken (Just cook in a skillet with a little olive oil, garlic, and seasonings)
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons pine nuts (I didn't use the pine nuts as a topping)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Place pizza crust on a large baking sheet and top with pesto, chicken, cheese and pine nuts. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until cheese melts and crust is golden brown.

This was so quick and so good! To make pesto, just blend roasted pine nuts (roast them in a skillet), with fresh basil leaves and a little olive oil until they are a smooth puree. It's much cheaper ($2.99) to buy a jar of pesto than to make it yourself though, unless you have your own herb garden...

I had a little pesto left over, so I cut some tomatoes from my Mom's garden and spread the pesto over the tomatoes and topped them with a little Feta Cheese (the natural low fat kind)... Very good.

Serve with a salad.

2 i *heart* comments!:

Jen said...

That looks wonderful! How do you make your pizza crust? I wonder if Brett would eat it if I did not tell him what was in it? :-)

The Lloyd Family said...

2 1/2 cups flour
1 package yeast
1 cup hot water
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Some recipes call for a pinch of sugar and/or salt, but they’re optional.
Dissolve yeast and sugar (if you want) in hot water and add oil. Mix flour and salt (if you want) then add yeast mixture, mix. Get your hands in there! Adding a little EVOO to your hands or the top of the dough ball once it’s formed helps keep it from sticking to you. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Set the plastic down on the dough in the bowl, to eliminate air. Let rest 10 minutes. Sprinkle pizza pan with corn meal to prevent sticking. Stretch dough to the size you want.

The easiest way, and still semi homemade way is to buy the chef boyardee pizza kits. It comes with a bag of flour, yeast, etc and you just add water and a litte olive oil.

You can also use Bisquick... never tried it for pizza dough, but there used to be a recipe on the box for it.