Saturday, April 6, 2013

recipe: easy chicken pizza

Last week, I promised you the recipe for my chicken pizza. It's pretty straightforward ... any of you could have "invented" this recipe, too. It's also incredibly quick to make—from the time you turn on the oven until you pull the pizza out, you're looking at 20-25 minutes. It's perfect for those nights when you're looking for a fast, easy supper.

Easy Chicken Pizza

1 thin pizza crust (I use Golden Home's Ultra Crispy & Ultra Thin crust. It comes in a 3-pack for $2.99 at Hy-Vee.)
1/3-1/2 cup pizza sauce
1 can (13 oz.) chicken
4 oz. mozzarella cheese
Garlic powder
Italian seasoning
Fresh ground black pepper
Extra virgin olive oil

Spread pizza sauce on crust, stopping about 1/4 inch from the edge. Drain chicken and crumble over crust. Top with cheese. Sprinkle on garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and pepper to taste. Drizzle olive oil over the top. Bake according to crust package directions. Enjoy!

Some helpful hints:
  • Place a pan on the bottom rack of your oven to catch any pizza drips. Trust me—I learned this the hard way!
  • You can use any combination of cheeses that you want, and you can certainly use more or less than I do! I like to put a handful of grated asiago on top of the mozzarella. Cheddar or parmesan would also be good.
  • You can mince two cloves of garlic to use in place of the garlic powder ... I've done it both ways, and it's way easier to go for the powder!
  • The crust I buy comes in a 3-pack. The package says you can freeze the crusts for up to a month—just be aware that frozen crusts don't crisp up as well as fresh ones.
  • Don't make this when you're the only one eating unless you have a lot of willpower! I have a hard time not eating the whole pizza by myself ... it's just that good!  


  1. Wow this looks so yummy! Thanks for blogging about it!

    1. Thanks, Michelle! It's one of those recipes that has become a staple at my house ... it's just so easy and so tasty!

  2. nice! i've never tried canned chicken, but i've been curious. this would be a good recipe to try!

    1. I was always a little scared of canned chicken ... but it's really good! It tastes different than baked or boiled chicken, but it's still tasty. And it's SO MUCH easier than preparing a chicken, or even than shredding a rotisserie chicken. I like mixing it into pasta or rice dishes.


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