Pesto Chicken Skillet Pizza

14 Jan 2015

Pesto Chicken Skillet Pizza

Pesto Chicken Skillet Pizza


I have been seeing so many delicious skillet pizza recipes out there in the blogosphere that I decided to buy my own cast iron skillet.

Best decision ever!!



Pesto Chicken Skillet Pizza


In the past few days, I have made both this pizza, and a ginormous chocolate chip cookie (look for it in the weeks to come!)

Whenever I go out and get pizza, I always get the pesto pizza. So this was seriously a no brainer. With all of this cheese on top, how can you go wrong?


Pesto Chicken Skillet Pizza


Pesto Chicken Skillet Pizza
printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F (43 degrees C))
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon chicken seasoning
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1 1/3 cup jalapeno cheddar cheese, divided

Directions:

  1. Sprinkle the yeast and brown sugar over warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam.
  2. Turn mixer to the lowest setting and slowly add 2 cups flour 1/2 cup at a time. Add salt, onion powder and 1/4 cup butter. Integrate the remaining 2 cups flour and knead until dough is smooth and elastic, around 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Coat a large bowl with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Shape the dough into a ball and place in the bowl, turning to coat all sides with oil. Cover the bowl with a towel and let rise in a warm area until dough has doubled in size, around 45 minutes. Punch down dough and allow to rest for 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, heat some oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the chicken until the insides are no longer pink, around 3-5 minutes. Season with chicken seasoning.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a 12 inch cast iron skillet with oil.
  6. Press the dough into and up the sides of the skillet. Spread the pesto evenly over the dough, then sprinkle 1/3 cup of jalapeno cheddar cheese. Top with the chicken, then sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of cheese onto the pizza.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven on the bottom rack until the crust is golden brown, around 35 minutes. Remove and let sit for 3 to 5 minutes before slicing.

Recipe for crust adapted from All Recipes



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14 comments:

  1. Your skillet pizza looks amazing with pesto and chicken!

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  2. I haven't tried a skillet pizza yet, but it looks like I need to make it soon! This looks incredible!

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  3. Damn deliicous pesto pizza!!!!
    never try made it in the skillet, sounds a great idea....

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  4. Skillet pizzas are the best! Love the flavors here! Yummmm! :)

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  5. Yum! Love the usage of the jalapeno cheddar :) I've had a skillet for almost six months now and I have yet to make pizza, shame on me!

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  6. Wow, your skillet pizza looks so good...I love that you use the cast iron skillet...I will definitely give this a try...
    Hope you are enjoying your week Cathleen :)

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  7. Holy smoke! It looks fantastic :D Way better than braving the cold for a slice of pizza. Home made is the shizzle :D x

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  8. I got a cast iron skillet not too long ago and it's one of my FAVORITE purchases! This pizza looks amazing, I still haven't made pizza in mine so I need to try it. Love the pesto!

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  9. Cast iron skillets are they best and your pizza looks delicious!

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  10. DROOLING. Skillet pizzas really are the best!

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  11. I love the idea of a pizza in a cast iron skillet! Especially when it's topped with pesto!

    Sues

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  12. Looks amazing! I love my cast iron skillet but haven't tried to make pizza in it yet. I must correct that soon :-)

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