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Rocket Pesto Chicken Skillet Pizza

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This rocket pesto chicken skillet pizza is a brilliant variation on a classic pizza. With a pesto base and a layer of mozzarella surrounding bits of chicken.

This rocket pesto chicken skillet pizza is a brilliant variation on a classic pizza. With a pesto base and a layer of mozzarella surrounding bits of chicken.

This rocket pesto chicken skillet pizza is a brilliant variation on a classic pizza. With a pesto base and a layer of mozzarella surrounding bits of chicken

Ahh pizza. Who doesn’t love pizza? I can’t think why a person wouldn’t love it. There are just so many variations, it would be like a person not liking sandwiches. Madness.

This pizza is probably my favourite one we’ve made in a long while. Pesto is one of my absolute favourite things in the world and on this pizza it’s just cheesy salty goodness.

This rocket pesto chicken skillet pizza is a brilliant variation on a classic pizza. With a pesto base and a layer of mozzarella surrounding bits of chicken

We used our usual pizza base and skillet method for this recipe. We pretty much stick to the skillet pizza now since it makes such a chewy and delicious crust.

This pizza would be reason enough to invest in a cast iron skillet if you don’t already have one, trust me.

This rocket pesto chicken skillet pizza is a brilliant variation on a classic pizza. With a pesto base and a layer of mozzarella surrounding bits of chicken

We were at my best friend’s wedding this weekend. I was a bridesmaid and it was an absolutely wonderful time. There is just nothing better than a wedding. Everyone is so happy and excited.

Will and I did some serious dancing and by yesterday I was completely exhausted. We arrived home and ordered Dominos.

As much as I love a good Dominos, I gotta say, this pizza is better. Super delicious and indulgent but it doesn’t make you feel like crap afterwards!

This rocket pesto chicken skillet pizza is a brilliant variation on a classic pizza. With a pesto base and a layer of mozzarella surrounding bits of chicken

Make this pizza, you won’t regret it!

Want more? Get all my other pizza recipes before you go.

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This rocket pesto chicken skillet pizza is a brilliant variation on a classic pizza. With a pesto base and a layer of mozzarella surrounding bits of chicken

Rocket Pesto Chicken Skillet Pizza

This rocket pesto chicken skillet pizza is a brilliant variation on a classic pizza. With a pesto base and a layer of mozzarella surrounding bits of chicken
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 2 Pizzas
Calories: 1416kcal
Author: Amy

Ingredients

For the Pizza Dough

  • 350 g Bread Flour
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 3/4 tsp Dry Active Yeast
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 230 ml Warm Water

For the Topping

  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 200 g Rocket
  • 5 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp Pine Nuts
  • 100 g cooked Chicken cut into chunks
  • 75 g Ball of Mozzarella sliced
  • Extra Rocket to serve

Instructions

  • Mix together the water, sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl and wait until it starts to foam a little then stir in the flour. Knead into a soft dough and then place in an oiled bowl. What you do now depends on how much time you have. For this pizza we left the dough in the fridge for the whole afternoon (about 6 hours) to rise and it turned out really well but if you don't have that much time you could leave it somewhere warm for 1-2 hours.
  • While the dough is proving preheat the oven to 200°C. Make the pesto by grinding the rocket, olive oil, pine nuts and garlic in a pestle and mortar or a mini food processor. Once the dough has doubled in size remove it from the bowl and knead for a minute. Halve the dough and roll out each piece to a big enough size to fit the skillet then gently lift one into the skillet making sure to leave a slightly thicker crust around the edge. Spread over half the pesto and sprinkle over half the chicken and mozzarella.
  • Place the skillet on the hob over a high heat for about 5 minutes to allow the skillet to get really hot. Place the pizza in the oven for about 18-20 minutes. Remove and repeat with the second pizza. Serve topped with a handful of fresh rocket.
Nutrition Facts
Rocket Pesto Chicken Skillet Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1416 Calories from Fat 666
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 74g 114%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 2630mg 110%
Potassium 767mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 140g 47%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 9g
Protein 46g 92%
Vitamin A 53.4%
Vitamin C 19.3%
Calcium 38.7%
Iron 27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is per pizza.

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6 Comments

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    13/10/2016 at 5:51 PM

    Great information. Lucky me I ran across your blog by chance (stumbleupon).
    I’ve saved it for later!

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    Helen of Fuss Free Flavours
    12/09/2017 at 8:55 AM

    Skillet pizza is a great way to make them, you’re right about the dough being a great consistancy. This recipe idea looks delicious and a great combination of ingredients.

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    Kaitie
    12/09/2017 at 11:34 AM

    Oh my goodness this looks absolutely amazing! Love that you made it in a skillet!! And what a total treat for dinner one night 🙂

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    Patty
    12/09/2017 at 12:27 PM

    It’s an excellent idea to bake a pizza in a skillet, yours looks delicious and I love that pesto addition! 🙂

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    Monica | Nourish & Fete
    12/09/2017 at 12:39 PM

    Ah, using pesto for pizza sauce is one of my favorites!! SO much flavor. I’ve never done pizza in a skillet, though – gotta get on that!

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    jacquee | i sugar coat it!
    12/09/2017 at 4:21 PM

    I am a big fan of pesto sauce on pizza, over red sauce. Great flavours and I love anything make in a cast iron skillet!!

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