Monday, March 26, 2012

mmmmm, mondays: chicken pesto pizza

this pizza combines two of my loves, pesto sauce and pizza. it is super easy, especially if you have made homemade pesto sauce made from your herb garden last fall. if you haven't tried to make your own pesto before, now is the time to start thinking about things for next year. soon we'll have a post about getting that herb garden started for the summer. if you don't have your own pesto sauce made, don't let that stop you from making this pizza. there are some amazing pesto sauces available at your grocery store. this is by far my favorite pizza of all time, rich and savory. i hope you love it too!

chicken pesto pizza

homemade pizza dough

3/4 cup homemade pesto sauce (or store bought if you don't have any pesto frozen)

1 jar store bought alfredo sauce

1 rotisserie chicken (i just purchase a chicken already cooked from the grocery store)

1 cup chopped white onion (1 bag of frozen chopped onions if you can find these)

1 cup crumbled goat cheese

1 cup fresh mozzarella

1 cup grated parmesan

1 cup graded mozzarella

roll out the pizza dough on your favorite pizza pan. if you like crisper crust, pop the dough in the oven at 400 degrees for about five minutes before adding the toppings. mix the pesto sauce and the alfredo sauce together. you can add more pesto sauce to the mixture if you like a stronger pesto taste. spread the sauce over the pizza dough. shred the chicken into bite sized pieces and layer the pieces over the sauce. slice the fresh mozzarella into thin slices and place over the chicken. crumble the goat cheese and sprinkle over the fresh mozzarella. sprinkle the remaining cheese over the other toppings. bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and pizza crust is golden brown. slice and enjoy!

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