Pizza will not be found on a list of healthy foods. But, believe it or not, when prepared at home using the right ingredients, it can actually be incorporated into a balanced diet. Here’s a wholesome, delicious and easy recipe for chicken pizza.

What You Need

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 12 ounces of lean ground chicken
  • 8 ounces of mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 of a green pepper, cut in chunks
  • 8 ounces of mozzarella or provolone cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon of dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 can (7 1/2 ounces) of pizza sauce
  • 12-inch uncooked pizza crust or 1 pound of pizza dough*

*Tip: Pizza dough is quite often available in the freezer section of supermarkets. Pre-made uncooked crusts can be found in the cooler section where there are store-made pizzas. You can also stop by your local pizzeria and buy a pound of dough for a crust.

How To Prepare

Preheat your oven to 500°F (260°C). In a large skillet, heat half of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook it for 5 minutes while breaking it up with a spoon. Next, add the mushrooms and cook them for 5 minutes and then add the green pepper chunks, cooking them for an additional minute.

Grab the pizza crust, brush it with some of the remaining oil, and sprinkle on half of the cheese. Stir the herb seasoning into the sauce and then spread it on top of the cheese. Arrange the chicken mixture on top, sprinkle on the remaining cheese, and then drizzle it with the remaining oil. Once you’re done with all of this, place your pizza in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

This absolutely delectable recipe makes six incredibly filling servings of approximately 420 calories each. Bon Appétit.

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Recipe courtesy of 125 Best Chicken Recipes by Rose Murray © 2014 Reprinted with publisher permission.