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Chicken, Mushroom, and Pesto “Pizza” (Medifast)

24 Feb

This recipe uses cauliflower to make the pizza crust instead of regular pizza dough. For the recipe for my cauliflower dough, go to https://sprinkleofhappiness.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/cauliflower-pizza-dough/. I put the sauce and toppings on my crusts right after the crusts come out of the oven, so the oven is already heated to 350 and the crusts are still on the cookie sheets. This recipe makes enough sauce and toppings for 2 pizzas.

Chicken Mushroom Pesto "Pizza"

Ingredients for Pesto Sauce

(Makes 1/2 cup)

  • 1 tsp basil paste
  • 1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • Dash of salt and pepper

Ingredients for Toppings

  • 1/4 cup of pesto sauce (ingredients listed above, recipe listed below)
  • 8 oz fresh baby bella mushrooms, diced
  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
  • 1 teaspoon dried sweet basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup Reduced Fat 2% Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped

1.Combine all of the pesto sauce ingredients into a small mixing bowl and mix well or place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until well mixed.

2.Add the mushrooms and garlic to a medium skillet. Lightly season with salt. Cook over medium heat until mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes.

3.In a large skillet, add the diced chicken breast and top with the dried sweet basil and garlic powder. Cook the chicken over medium-high heat until they are cooked through, about 10 minutes, flipping the chicken half way.

4. Divide the pesto sauce into 2 even parts. Spread 1/2 of the mixture onto each pre-baked pizza crust.

5. Divide the mushrooms, chicken, and cheese into two equal parts. Top the pesto sauce with the mushrooms, followed by the chicken, and finally the mozzarella cheese. If desired, sprinkle some Italian seasoning on top of the cheese.

6. Place the pizzas back in the oven and cook for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Recipe created by Me : D

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2 responses to “Chicken, Mushroom, and Pesto “Pizza” (Medifast)

  1. rachelmeeks

    March 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Drooling! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you need a pinterest button at the bottom of your posts so I can add them to my “to-make” list!

     

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