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!
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!
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.
I used a tortilla for the crust and added added pesto, peppers, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella, onion and Parmesan to the 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.
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.
Bake at 375°F for 10-13 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the chicken is heated through.
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!