Super Easy Chicken Pesto Flatbread Pizza Recipe ~ in the oven in 5 minutes!

Pizza night just got easier! This yummy chicken pesto flatbread pizza recipe can be in the oven in just 5 minutes. Keep reading to see the recipe and learn how to make chicken pesto pizza.

Pizza night just got easier! This chicken pesto flatbread pizza recipe can be in the oven in just 5 minutes. Get the recipe here.

In our house, every Friday night is pizza night!  In fact, my kids get quite annoyed if they don’t get homemade pizza on Friday.  A couple of years ago, we tried to switch pizza night to Saturday and you would have thought we told them we were cancelling Christmas!

Make this Chicken Pesto Flatbread Pizza Recipe in just 15 minutes!

I love to make homemade pizza crust, but most Fridays that is just not an option.  After a long day of work, the last thing either my husband and I want to do is to take the time to make a batch of pizza dough.  After all, it’s not a quick process.

Fortunately, I discovered naan bread makes a yummy pizza crust!  So my kids still get their homemade pizza on Fridays, and I don’t have to spend all evening in the kitchen.

One thing I love about making pizza using naan bread is that it cuts the baking time down to about 5 minutes.  All you really need to do is melt the cheese and warm the ingredients.  Homemade pizza doesn’t get much quicker than this!

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One of my favorite pizzas to make on Friday nights is chicken and pesto pizza on naan bread.  Yum-O!  And if you prep the veggies and chicken ahead of time, you can get your naan flatbread pizzas in the oven in just a few minutes.

Quick tip! For a super easy pesto chicken pizza, do all the chopping the night before and then just set out the bowls of ingredients buffet style and let everyone make their own pizzas.

The vegetable chopper below is what I use to make quick work of dicing the red bell peppers.

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chicken pesto pizza toppings including roasted red peppers and muenster cheese

Chicken and Pesto Pizza Ingredients

The amounts will depend on how many people you are serving.

  • Naan bread (1 per person)
  • diced cooked chicken (approx 1/4 cup per person)
  • diced roasted red peppers (approx 2 tbs per person)
  • pesto – store-bought or homemade (approx 2 tbs per person)
  • muenster cheese (2 slices per person)

Store-bought pesto is perfectly fine in a pinch, but my easy fresh basil pesto recipe takes just a few minutes to make and the taste is out of this world!  It’s definitely worth a few minutes of your time to whip up a batch in the food processor.

Other Chicken Pesto Pizza Toppings

We typically limit our chicken pesto pizza toppings to cooked chicken, roasted red peppers, muenster cheese, and sometimes caramelized onions.  Yum!

However the sky is really the limit.  Other yummy chicken pesto pizza toppings include slivered fresh basil, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted garlic, spinach, and artichoke hearts.  Don’t be afraid to experiment, taking into account your family’s tastes.

Easy Pesto Chicken Pizza Instructions

Use fresh basil pesto as pizza sauce for a yummy chicken and pesto pizza.

Top each naan flatbread pizza crust with a generous layer of pesto. (Really, can you ever have too much pesto?!) Then top with the muenster cheese slices.  You will have to tear the second slice into pieces to completely cover the naan bread.  Alternatively, you can use shredded mozzerella cheese.

Chicken and pesto pizza recipe - ready to go in the oven.

Add the diced roasted red peppers and diced cooked chicken to the top of the cheese, evenly dispersing it to cover the entire pizza.

The naan bread is already cooked so it doesn’t have to bake long – just long enough to melt the cheese.  Bake the chicken and pesto pizza at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the ingredients are cooked through.

Easy chicken pesto pizza recipe topped with muenster cheese and roasted red peppers.

I bake mine for only 5 minutes because I want the cheese melted but not yet starting to brown.  This ensures that the naan bread stays soft.  

If you like a crisper crust or golden brown cheese, let this easy pesto chicken pizza stay in the oven a little longer or bake on a preheated pizza stone. I have a pizza stone that is covered in ceramic for easy cleaning. I love mine!

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Printable Recipe – Chicken Pesto Pizza on Naan Bread

Pesto Chicken Pizza on Naan Bread

Ingredients

  • Naan bread (1 per person)
  • diced cooked chicken (approx 1/4 cup per person)
  • diced roasted red peppers (approx 2 tbs per person)
  • pesto - store-bought or homemade (approx 2 tbs per person)
  • muenster cheese (2 slices per person)

Instructions

  1. Spread each naan flatbread pizza crust with a generous layer of pesto .
  2. Next top with the muenster cheese slices.  You will have to tear the second slice into pieces to completely cover the naan bread.  (Alternatively, you can use shredded mozzerella cheese.)
  3. Sprinkle with the diced roasted red peppers and diced cooked chicken, evenly dispersing it to cover the entire pizza.  
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and everything is hot.
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Pizza night just got easier! This chicken pesto flatbread pizza recipe can be in the oven in just 5 minutes. Get the recipe here.

Before you leave, be sure to check out the rest of my healthy recipes featuring ingredients grown in the vegetable garden.

I hope this has inspired you to try this chicken pesto flatbread pizza recipe for your next pizza night.  If you make it, you will have to come back here and tell me how you liked it and what you chicken pesto pizza toppings you used.  Enjoy!




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