Easy Chicken Pesto Flatbread Pizza

Easy Chicken Pesto Flatbread Pizza is a delicious way to enjoy pizza when healthy eating and living well are your way of life. The pizza includes fresh veggies and ready made chicken to make smart eating easier!

Chicken Pesto Flatbread Pizza

Did you have a nice Mother’s Day weekend? I had such a wonderful time with my family. I was able to spend time with my husband and our kids, my in-laws as well as my family! Some of the weather this weekend was beautiful and we were able to be outside giving us a little taste of the summer to come. As you can imagine, there were a few desserts floating around at those family gatherings! To balance out the treats, I tried to serve my family healthy foods this weekend like omelets, fresh fruit salad, fruit smoothies with whey protein and Chicken Pesto Flatbread Pizza. I call it flatbread pizza but it is really pizza on a tortilla and it couldn’t be easier to make!

Tyson Grilled Ready Chicken

One of the things that made this pizza so easy to make is that I used Tyson Grilled and Ready Chicken Southwestern Chicken Breast Strips that I picked up at Walmart! This versatile chicken is already fully cooked and that saved me so much time on a busy Saturday! There was nothing to cook ahead of time; I just opened the bag, sliced the chicken a little thinner and added it to the pizza! My chicken had thawed out a bit on the ride home from the store so it was easy to cut. Otherwise, it could be microwaved for a few seconds to thaw it before cutting or just leave it as it is without slicing it.

Tyson Grilled and Ready Chicken Pizza Ingredients

I used a tortilla for the crust and added added pesto, peppers, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella, onion and Parmesan to the pizza.

Tyson Grilled Chicken Pizza

To make the pizza, spread a thin layer of pesto over the tortilla. I used about a teaspoon of pesto. Top it with Tyson #GrilledAndReady Southwestern Chicken Breast Strips. I cut the strips into thinner slices before adding them to the pizza because the crust is so thin and I didn’t want the toppings to be too heavy.

Pizza Toppings

Add thinly sliced red peppers and green peppers, thinly sliced onion, sliced black olives, sun-dried tomatoes and shredded Parmesan. Top with a little fresh mozzarella. Not everyone in my family loves all of these topping on their pizzas. The great thing about making “flatbread” pizza is that you can add whatever toppings you want to each individual pizza. Christine’s favorite way of making these pizzas is using a little Alfredo sauce, adding the chicken and topping it with fresh mozzarella.

Easy Pesto Pizza

Bake at 375°F for 10-13 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the chicken is heated through.

Grilled chicken pesto pizza

Serve the Chicken Pesto Flatbread Pizza with a garden salad. I added some of the extra peppers and a little shredded Parmesan to the salad. The flavors in this pizza are amazing! The Tyson chicken was tender and spicy. It fit perfectly with the veggies and pesto. I am excited to try using the chicken in other recipes like a roasted veggie and chicken sandwich!

Easy Chicken Pesto Flatbread Pizza

Easy Chicken Pesto Flatbread Pizza

Ingredients

  • Tyson Grilled and Ready Southwestern Chicken Strips - thinly sliced
  • Tortillas
  • Pesto
  • Red Pepper - thinly sliced
  • Green Pepper - thinly sliced
  • Onion - thinly sliced
  • Sliced black olives
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Shredded Parmesan
  • Fresh mozzarella

Instructions

  1. Spread a thin layer of pesto on a tortilla.
  2. Top with chicken, peppers, onion, tomatoes, olives, Parmesan and mozzarella.
  3. Bake at 375°F for 10-13 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the chicken is heated through.
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Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It looks like something fun to try with the grandchildren. If you get a chance stop by my blog Recipe for Life at http://deborah-bateman.blogspot.com and check out some of my familly favorite recipes.
    Blessings,
    Deborah H. Bateman – author

  2. Tonia, this looks amazing! we love pizza night, and this will definitely make an appearance soon

  3. mmm….anything with PESTO! It’s the BESTO! Looks so yummy!

  4. Great pizza idea…love the tortilla crust! My kids would gobble this right up!!!

  5. Delicious! I love red peppers but rarely use them in cooking!

  6. This looks awesome, Tonia! Friday night is pizza night at my house, and I may just have to give this a try!

    xoxo Liz

  7. Now that looks like my kind of pizza! Yum! :)

  8. Looks just like what I will be having for lunch tomorrow! How did you know ;) ;) ?

  9. Yum! Great quick recipe idea. So perfect for warm nights when I don’t want to cook, but still want to eat healthy.

  10. This looks so good!

  11. OMG! It looks awesome!! It’s making me want some flatbread pizza now!

  12. Looks yummy and easy! My favorite kind of recipes.

  13. Looks SO good!! What a great easy dinner idea!

  14. Sounds fantastic! I’ll have to remember the tortilla tip too. Great idea! :)

  15. That looks really great! I never would have thought to use a tortilla. I’ll have to keep that in mind.

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