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Several pieces of chicken pesto flatbread pizza garnished with fresh basil and red pepper flakes on a round wooden cutting board on a white counter top.

Chicken Pesto Flatbread Pizza

This delicious chicken pesto flatbread pizza is the perfect no-fuss meal for your family. It is easily customizable to add or swap any of your favorite toppings. With just a few ingredients, this chicken pesto appetizer comes together in no time.
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Course: Appetizer
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 319kcal


  • ½ lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 loaf of bread
  • ½ cup pesto sauce
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • fresh basil leaves for garnish optional
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Season chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder on both sides. Using a medium skillet, cook the chicken on medium heat for about 4-5 minutes per side. Chicken is cooked when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Allow the chicken to rest for five minutes, then slice into strips.
  • Prepare the bread by cutting it lengthwise in half and place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Then, spread the basil pesto liberally on both bread halves, reserving two tablespoons of pesto.
  • Layer the grilled chicken breast slices on top of the pesto flatbread. Then spread the reserved two tablespoons of pesto sauce onto the top of the chicken slices.
  • Top with cheese and bake for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned slightly on top.
  • Cut the pesto pizza bread into pieces and garnish it with red pepper flakes and fresh basil leaves. 


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.4g | Protein: 20.5g | Fat: 13.6g | Sodium: 509mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Calcium: 98mg