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Chicken Pesto Pizza

We’re revamping our super popular homemade kale pesto recipe in PIZZA form! Enter Chicken Pesto Pizza, made with a cauliflower crust, kale pesto, chicken, and mozzarella. Gettin’ your greens in has never tasted so good!

Makes: 2 pizzas (12 slices)

Serving Size: 2 slices (150g)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutriton Facts: 299 calories  / 30g carbs / 20g protein / 11.5g fat (for 2 slices)

Chicken Pesto Pizza

Ingredients:

Kale Pesto:

  • 4 cups (64g) raw kale (stems removed, chopped)

  • 3 cups (18g) fresh basil

  • ¼ cup (54g) olive oil

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 2 tablespoons (30g) lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Pizza:

  • 2 “Caulipower” cauliflower pizza crusts (345g)

  • 1 cup (112g) “Kraft” low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 3 cups (420g) cooked chicken breast (diced)

  • 1 cup (16g) raw kale (stems removed, chopped)

  • Olive oil cooking spray

  • Optional: basil leaves or crushed red pepper flakes for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Make pesto by adding 4 cups of the kale (reserve 1 cup for later), basil, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt to a food processor. Blend until smooth. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper.

  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper, or use a pizza stone.

  3. Place cauliflower crust (still frozen!) on the prepared sheets or pizza stone. Divide the pesto between the 2 pizza crusts and spread evenly, leaving a small border around the edges.

  4. Distribute 1 ½ cups of chopped chicken onto each pizza, and top with ½ cup of shredded cheese per pizza.

  5. Place the remaining 1 cup of kale in a small bowl. Spray evenly with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt. Toss to coat. Distribute the chopped kale pieces evenly over the 2 pizzas. Garnish with more basil leaves or red pepper flakes if desired.

  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown. Slice each pizza into 6 slices. Enjoy!

Notes:

  1. Time saver tip: buy pre-cooked chicken breast (such as “Butterball” fully cooked chicken breast or a rotisserie chicken) and pre-packaged chopped kale.


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