Chicken Pesto Pizza is a family favorite because it’s so easy and something a little bit different. Use pesto instead of pizza sauce. Then top with the usual Mozzarella and chicken chunks. Garnish with fresh cilantro.
This recipe was first published back in 2014. The original post is now a separate list of secrets for making the best homemade pizza without a baking stone.
Got you covered on the pizza dough.
Both recipes are written to be made in a bread machine. However, you can also use a food processor, stand mixer, or make it by hand. Directions for this modification are included in the recipe notes.
Don’t have cilantro or green chile pesto on hand?
If you want to try this and can’t find cilantro or green chile pesto, try making it here. It’s not difficult. Basically, you substitute cilantro for basil.
Just like basil pesto, cilantro pesto is versatile. Use it in salad dressings, over pasta or as a spread on hot French bread.