How to make Chicken Pesto Pizza -

Pesto sauce gives this chicken pizza a new dimension.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless Chicken Breast (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट), Pizza Base (पीज़ा बेस )

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Chicken Pesto Pizza

Chicken Pesto Pizza Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chicken Pesto Pizza Recipe

  • Boneless Chicken Breast 2

  • Pizza Base 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Dried mixed herbs 2 teaspoons

  • Olive oil 1 teaspoon + 1 tablespoon

  • Yellow capsicum 1 medium

  • Red capsicum 1 medium

  • Black olives pitted and sliced 7-8

  • Mozzarella cheese cubes 1/2 cup

  • For Pesto sauce

  • Fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup

  • Garlic cloves 5-6

  • Crushed walnuts 1 tablespoons

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1 teaspoon

  • Parmesan cheese powder 1 tablespoon

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Preheat oven at 180° C.

Step 2

Mix salt, crushed peppercorns, one teaspoon mixed herbs and one teaspoon olive oil in a small bowl. Rub this mixture all over the chicken breasts and set aside to marinate for five to ten minutes.

Step 3

To make pesto sauce, grind together garlic, walnuts and crushed peppercorns. Add Parmesan cheese, basil leaves and olive oil and grind to a smooth pastel. Transfer the pesto into a bowl, add salt and mix well.

Step 4

Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a non-stick grill pan. Place the marinated chicken in it and grill, turning sides, till evenly done from both sides and grill marks appear on them.

Step 5

Cut yellow and red capsicums into thin strips.

Step 6

Spread the pesto sauce generously evenly on the pizza bases. Place red and yellow capsicum strips on them. Sprinkle salt, crushed peppercorns and remaining mixed herbs on top.

Step 7

Cut chicken into thin strips and put over the capsicum strips.. Top with olives and cheese cubes.

Step 8

Place the pizzas on a baking tray, keep the tray in the preheated oven and bake for ten to fifteen minutes or till the cheese melts.

Step 9

Cut into wedges and serve hot.

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