Friday, March 27, 2015

Gluten Free Chicken Pesto Pizza, It's What's for Dinner~

Last night I decided to experiment with a twist on the traditional store bought French Bread Pizza. We used to love Stouffer's French Bread pizzas, however now that we are a gluten free family, they just won't do.  Oh, and then there is my tomato allergy too!  Worse thing EVER!!

Anywho, we had some chicken breasts we needed to use up so I decided to try and make our own version.  Chicken Pesto it was...and boy were they DELICIOUS!!


1 Udi's French Bread Loaf, sliced in half, then sliced longways.  Like a sub sandwich ;-)

1 Double Chicken Breast

1 Tub of Pesto Sauce-we used Whole Foods own brand (you will not need it all unless you are making for more than 2 people, in that case you will have plenty)

Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Seasonings:  Italian, Oregano, Crushed Red Pepper, minced garlic, salt and crushed black pepper


Cut your chicken breasts into bite size pieces.

Heat a saute pan with a bit of olive oil, minced garlic, salt and black pepper.  Add chicken and cook until juices run clear, and a bit browned.

Remove from stove and set aside.

Place your french bread slices on a baking sheet.  Spread each piece with Pesto, then add chicken to each slice, followed by Mozzarella cheese.  Sprinkle each slice with Italian seasoning, Oregano, and Crushed Red Pepper.  Bake at 350 until cheese is melted and a bit browned and pizzas are heated through.

I cannot tell you how good these were!  This pizza loving girl did not miss the tomato sauce at all.

Perfect for a quick night time meal.



Michele @ The Joyful Home said...

Yea! You used pesto and liked it! These look delicious!

bj said...

OMYGOODNESS....this does look delicious.

NanaDiana said...

This sounds delicious, Lauren. Hope you have a GREAT weekend. It is really cold here- 15 degrees this morning-high of mid-30s. UGH- xo Diana

Gina said...

That looks wonderful. I love pesto sauce - so good in and on a number of things! We have a giant new Whole Foods less than a mile away that is such fun to shop in. I haven't been there for a while, but I am reminded by this recipe that I need to go there and look around at EVERYTHING! Have a happy weekend! said...

That looks fab Lauren...I always forget about pesto and it adds such good flavour to so many dishes!

Allison said...

This looks really delicious Lauren. Nice and easy, too, which is always a bonus! I haven't had pesto in ages. I'll pick some up at Whole Foods next time I'm there and make these. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Leslie said...

Lauren, This looks SO yummy! Pesto is one of those magic ingredients;) I recently made one with mint and almonds ~ different but not my favorite but there are so many options. Enjoy your weekend! xxleslie

Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane said...

Your GF recipes are always so inspiring--thank you! Pinning!