Chicken Pesto Pizza

Boneless skinless Chicken breast (170 g) 6 oz
Salt ¼ tsp
Pepper 1⁄8 tsp
Olive oil cooking spray
Whole wheat tortilla/Pita bread/Indian bread/Healthy low carb flat breads
Pesto 3 tbsp
Broccoli florets (small) ¼ cup
Sundried tomato (thin sliced) ¼ cup
Asparagus (cut into ½ inch pieces) ½ cup
Aged white Cheddar ½ cup

Serving Size
Serves 1 large or 2 small.

Preparation Time
10 min. Preparation Time
10 min. Cooking Time

Pizza seems to have an almost primal draw, with people in all cultures eating some form of the dish. Of course, regardless of its widespread appeal, pizza has never been known as a “healthy” offering, because of the fact that it’s typically high in processed carbs and saturated fats. With this dish, we’ve lightened it up by using our own homemade pesto, chicken, and a host of veggies – all on a whole wheat tortilla. If you like pizza, you’ll certainly come back for seconds of this thin-crusted alternative.

Season chicken with salt and pepper and then follow the cooking instructions for Sautéed Chicken Breast (refer to instructions on page 112 or sautée using your own method). Set aside. Preheat oven at 400°F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with spray and place the tortilla shell on the tray. Spread the pesto base evenly around the shell leaving the outside inch free for the crust. Combine all the other ingredients except for the cheese in a mixing bowl and toss until mixed together. Spread evenly covering the pesto. Top with the cheese and bake until cheese is melted and shell is lightly toasted (about 10 minutes). Serves 1 large or 2 small.

Variations and Options
For a flavor variety, try using hummus, sundried tomato, or rosemary eggplant ( as a substitute for the pesto.) Use seasonal vegetables whenever possible as they not only taste better but have a healthier nutritional profile. For a cheesy variety, try using mozzarella, feta, havarti or swiss instead of cheddar.

Nutritional Information
(per serving)     large     small
Calories (k/cal)     658.4     329.2
Fat (g)     20.8     10.4
Saturated (g)     4.9     2.4
Monounsaturated (g)     11.1    5.5
Polyunsaturated (g)     1.2     0.6
omega-3 (g)     0.7     0.3
omega-6 (g)     1.1     0.6
Carbohydrates (g)     50.9     25.5
fiber (g)     15.9     8.0
sugars (g)     7.4     3.7
Protein (g)     67.0     33.5

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