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Chicken Pesto Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese

This Chicken Pesto Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese is delicious with either a homemade or store-bought pizza crust. Pesto and marinara create a flavorful base for the delicious toppings.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
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Total Time22 mins
Course: Main Dish, Pizza
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 520kcal


  • 2/3 cup marinara sauce (your favorite brand)
  • olive oil
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups cooked chicken chopped into bite size pieces (store bought rotisserie chicken works well)
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1 cup shredded Italian 4 cheese blend
  • 6 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 pizza crust dough rounds


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and move oven rack to lowest position.
  • Lightly coat two baking sheets with cooking spray. Roll a pizza crust dough round out on a floured board until very thin. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with second dough round.
  • Divide the marinara between the two pizza crusts. It should be enough to just lightly coat the dough. Top with the chicken. Using a small spoon, dot the pesto over the top of each pizza. Sprinkle on the shredded cheese and then drop small pieces of goat cheese over the top.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, on the bottom rack of your oven, till crust is lightly golden brown and cheese is melted. Remove from oven and allow to sit for a few minutes before slicing and serving.


Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1368mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 743IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 4mg