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Pesto Chicken Pizzas

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Pesto Chicken Pizzas
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 4
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These family-friendly pizzas can be assembled and baked faster than calling for delivery.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cut-up cooked chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons refrigerated reduced-fat or regular basil pesto
  • 4 whole wheat pita (pocket) breads (6 inch)
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped yellow or green bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (1 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. In medium bowl, mix chicken and pesto until blended.
  • 2
    Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place pita bread in single layer on cookie sheet. Spread 2 tablespoons pizza sauce on each pita. Divide chicken mixture evenly among pita bread. Top with remaining ingredients. If desired sprinkle salt evenly among pizzas.
  • 3
    Bake about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut pizzas into wedges.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Whole wheat flour used to make whole wheat pitas is a great way to help fill your day with fiber. Fiber works to maintain your digestive system by keeping things moving.
  • tip 2
    Get kids involved in making their own pizzas. Let them select favorite healthy toppings, such as mushrooms, pineapple or chopped tomatoes.

Nutrition Information

280 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 19g Protein, 30g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
490mg
20%
Potassium
320mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
4g
18%
Sugars
6g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • These family-friendly pizzas can be assembled and baked faster than calling for delivery.
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