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Cilantro Pesto Pizza

A great new twist on pesto with this southwest style pizza!

Skill: Intermediate Prep Time: 30 Bake Time: 25 Servings: 8



Ingredients:

10 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups grated colby-Jack cheese
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped green onion

Cilantro Pesto:
2 cups cilantro leaves
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons pine nuts or walnuts
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
salt and pepper to taste


Instructions:

Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Combine rolls together and roll into a 13-inch circle. Place on a sprayed 12-inch pizza pan. Poke several times with a fork to prevent bubbles from forming.

Bake at 350°F 10 minutes. Remove from oven to cool.
Combine cilantro pesto ingredients in a small food processor bowl and process until almost smooth.

Spread evenly over cooled crust.

In a bowl, combine chicken and taco seasoning and mix well. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until cooked through. Place chicken evenly over pesto. Top with cheese, tomatoes and green onion.

Bake at 350°F 10-15 minutes.