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Chicken Pesto Pizza

8 Jun

The other day when I was at the Chester Farmer’s Market, I picked up a huge bunch of fresh basil for 2.00.

I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it, Pesto!!! Pesto is an Italian sauce made with parmesan cheese, garlic, basil, pine nuts and olive oil. It can be used over pasta, as a marinade, tossed with vegetables or as a dip. One of our favorite ways to use pesto is to make Pizza. It is ww friendly because I used reduced fat mozzarella and the weight watchers recipe for pesto. Make a big batch of pesto and then freeze portions in a muffin tin. When the pesto is frozen pop out the “muffins” and place in a freezer safe bag for later use! Enjoy


Chicken Pesto Pizza

Chicken Pesto Pizza


WW Pesto Recipe – makes 1 cup – you only need ½ cup for the pizza

  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts
  • 2 cup(s) basil, leaves, fresh
  • 1/2 cup(s) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup(s) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), peeled
  • 1/2 tsp table salt


  • 1 store bought bag of pizza dough or homemade if you like
  • 1 cup of reduced fat mozzarella cheese
  • ½ onion sliced into strips
  • 2 chicken breasts cut into small pieces
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Optional – chopped fresh tomato


  1. Pre heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Sauté chicken pieces and onion in olive oil in a medium size frying pan, until browned and cooked well.
  3. Lightly flour your pan.
  4. Stretch pizza dough to cover the pan you are using, about 12 inches around. (we use a pizza stone)
  5. Bake just the crust for 5 minutes, then remove from the oven.
  6. Spread ½ cup of pesto over the crust.
  7. Sprinkle the chicken and onion mixture over the pesto.
  8. Sprinkle cheese over the top of the entire pizza.
  9. Bake for 15- 20 minutes until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.
  10. Cut into 8 pieces.

6 points + per slice.

What is your favorite type of pizza???

Buffalo Chicken Pizza (6 Points +)

17 Apr

We love pizza! Although we do order from one of the local pizza joints once in a while, we generally make it at home. Why pay 30.00 for a two topping pizza and a salad, when we can do it for a lot less at home? One of my favorites is Buffalo Chicken pizza, but when you get it out at a restaurant  the chicken is always fried and it is totally greasy. This version is much lighter, but just as delicious. Use a light version of blue cheese dressing (we used Bolt House Farms), light shredded cheese and shredded chicken to create this yummy pizza. I do not like canned pizza dough, but you can definitely use it if you can’t find the fresh bag of dough. This is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy it!

Buffalo Chicken Pizza


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