Pesto Pizza

My sister found this recipe on A Bountiful Kitchen and we decided we just had to try it. Glad we did! We decided to have Changeling night. Neither of the husbands had seen it and that is just a classic "scary" movie that everyone has to see. So, we made pizza and some Popcorn Treat and tried not to be scared :-)! This pizza was very simple to assemble and came out perfect. She included a pizza dough recipe, but to make it even easier just buy a pre-made crust or use Dick's Scone Dough.

Pizza dough:
1 cup lukewarm water
1 package yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoons salt

Place water and yeast into a large bowl. Sprinkle with sugar. Let sit, until yeast begins rise. Add 2 cups of the flour and salt. Mix well. Knead dough and add remaining flour just until dough is no longer sticky. Place in greased bowl, cover and let rise for about one hour, or until dough is doubled in size. Punch down, and let rise for another half hour. Makes approximately 1 pound of dough, or enough for two- 9" pizzas.

2 chicken breast halves, skinless, boneless
1 1/2 lb fresh mozzarella, sliced
1 container pesto sold in refrigerated section of grocery or deli
fresh Roma tomatoes
Parmesan cheese, grated

Season chicken breasts with salt and fresh ground pepper. Broil in oven for about 7-12 minutes, depending on thickness. Chop or shred chicken.
Roll out dough, place on greased pizza pan or cookie sheet. Spread dough with a few tablespoons of pesto. Lay slices of mozzarella, sliced tomatoes and chicken pieces on to of dough. Top with grated Parmesan cheese. If you like vegetarian pizza, omit the chicken.
Bake at 450 for 10-15 minutes.

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