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Pesto Chicken Bacon Pizza with Asiago & Goat Cheese

Pesto-Chicken-Bacon-Pizza-with Asiago & Goat Cheese

Do you ever have leftover chicken that you just don’t feel like eating? I like to take things like that and transform them.

And one of my favorite food transformations is to make pizza. I make mini-pizza crusts ahead of time and freeze them just for times like this. Good thing I have plenty of pesto on hand too! And fun cheeses.

This one is really a good flavor combination.


Pesto Chicken Bacon Pizza with Asiago and Goat Cheese


  • Pizza Crust (homemade or store bought)
  • Pesto (I used Basil-Lime Pesto)
  • Leftover cooked chicken, shredded
  • Crumbled bacon (you don’t need much — I used about 1/2 a slice of bacon on my individual pizza)
  • Chopped onion
  • Freshly shredded Asiago Cheese
  • Goat cheese
  • Chopped tomato


Spread a thin layer of pesto on the crust. Top with chicken and bacon.

Making Pesto Chicken Bacon Pizza

Top with onions, then the shredded Asiago. Crumble some goat cheese over that. And then top it all with the chopped tomatoes (or halved cherry tomatoes).
Making Pesto Chicken Bacon Pizza

Bake at 400 for about 10 minutes or until the cheeses are melty and the top is just lightly browned in a couple spots.

You can be chowing down on delicious gourmet pizza before the Domino’s Pizza guy would even be getting in his car!

Pesto Chicken Bacon Pizza with Asiago & Goat Cheese

8 responses

  1. I am in love with pizza and this is a wonderful way of using up chicken..all those flavors combined must taste heavenly

    September 25, 2011 at 7:13 pm

  2. I came here to tell you that I have an award for you on my blog but the pizza made me forget!

    September 25, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    • Ann

      Oh Thank you Sawsan! I feel so honored!!! You’re so sweet.:)

      September 26, 2011 at 12:25 am

  3. Oh my word! This sounds amazing and looks fabulous – such a great combo of flavors!

    September 27, 2011 at 6:26 pm

  4. That is an awsome combination of ingredients on a pizza! It looks amazing. I just found your sight through Basilmomma and I like what I see.

    September 27, 2011 at 11:01 pm


    September 28, 2011 at 12:10 am

  6. Just found you via Chef in Disguise.

    Fantastic recipe and combination of flavors. Kinda makes me want to have leftover chicken.😉

    September 30, 2011 at 1:48 pm

  7. Pingback: Reinventing your Old Food and a Spinach & Mushroom Grilled Cheese Sandwich « Sumptuous Spoonfuls

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