Chicken and Peach Pesto Pizza


Fresh summer favorites like peaches and basil come together for a new take on pizza.

Chicken and Peach Pesto Pizza
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
30 mins
2 pizzas


  • cup olive oil

  • 2 cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves

  • ½ cup unsalted, roasted almonds

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (2 ounces)

  • 3 - 4 cloves garlic, peeled and quartered

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Olive oil

  • Ground black pepper

  • 1 pound purchased pizza dough*, divided in half and each half rolled to a 10- to 12-inch circle

  • 12 ounce grilled chicken breast halves, cut into strips

  • 1 ½ cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese (6 ounces)

  • 2 fresh peaches, halved, pitted, and thinly sliced

  • Fresh basil leaves


  1. In a food processor or blender combine the 1/3 cup olive oil, 2 cups basil, almonds, Paremesan, garlic, and salt. Cover and process or blend until nearly smooth, stopping and scraping sides as necessary and adding enough additional olive oil (about 2 tablespoons) to reach desired consistency. Season to taste with pepper. Set aside.

  2. Place dough circles on the rack of a charcoal or gas grill directly over medium heat. Cover and grill for 2 minutes. Turn over and remove from grill. Spread pesto evenly over tops of pizzas. Top with chicken and cheese. Return to grill. Cover and grill for 3 to 4 minutes or until crust is crisp and toppings are heated through. Top with peaches and basil.


Or, use 2, 12-inch packaged thin pizza crusts (such as Boboli®). Omit first 2-minute grilling. Spread crusts with pesto and add chicken, peaches, and cheese. Grill, covered, 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

486 Calories
27g Fat
33g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 486
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 598mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 4.8mg 24%
Calcium 246mg 19%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 318mg 7%
Folate, total 19.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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