Over the past year, my hubby has been eating gluten free due to some severe stomach issues. I won’t get into it (it’s a LONG story – might save that for another post) but long story short, I cook gluten free for him. It’s not always easy, but one of our favorite recipes is my gluten free pesto chicken pizza.
We both LOVE pizza, but finding a gluten free option is a challenge. That’s when I decided I would attempt to be Miss Betty homemaker. I’m no chef, and openly admit it, but when I actually put some love and thought into a recipe, I can surprisingly cook up a really good meal.
2 Chicken Breasts
1 tub, feeds 4-5 (or half a tub feeds 2) of Pilsbury Gluten Free Pizza Crust
Shredded Cheese (mozzarella or mexican mix)
Pesto Cream Sauce (found in the Italian isle near the Alfredo sauce)
- First bake your chicken breasts in the oven at 375 for 40 minutes, covered with aluminum foil. For a quicker cook time, you can boil your chicken (rather than bake it) for about 20 minutes (or until the center is done) on the stove top.
- Prepare a cutting board with gluten free flour. I use Pamela’s baking mix. Kneed your gluten free Pilsbury pizza dough, occasionally mixing in some gluten free flour. Then roll out your dough until it’s about 1/8 inch thick. Continue to flip the dough and add flour on each side throughout this step so it doesn’t stick to the cutting board.
- As your chicken cooks (or boils), place your dough into the oven for about 7 minutes to precook the dough.
- Once the pizza crust has cooked for about 7 minutes, take out and add pesto sauce.
- Once chicken is done cooking, shred into small pieces and sprinkle onto the pizza.
- Add your cheese on top and you’re done!
- Cook in the oven (at 350) for another 30 minutes or so, depending on how well you like your crust done. I like to burn the edges of my pizza because gluten free crust cooks differently. If you don’t overcook it, the texture will taste gummy. Just continue to watch the edges of your pizza, and as soon as they look dark brown, take it out of the oven.
Ok, now for the photo tutorial!
We also like to dip our pizza in ranch too! I know for you non-Texans, this might sound weird, but I promise it’s really yummy!!