Recipe: Grilled chicken pesto pizza

It’s fun and healthy to make pizza on the grill. It’s also quick and easy, and sure to be a family favorite. Experiment with different vegetables and fruits on your grill this season for healthy and tasty meals.

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  • 1 package prepared whole wheat pizza crust (found in the refrigerated section)
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto sauce
  • 4 ounces mild, low-fat goat cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 1 large ripe tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup fresh or canned roasted red pepper, well drained and thinly sliced
  • 6 ounces precooked chicken breast, cut into small pieces


  1. Spray or brush the grill with oil. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Brush or spray a cutting board or large pan with olive oil. Roll out pizza dough with oiled fingers into desired crust shape.
  3. Prepare vegetables, chicken and cheese in small cups or bowls. Aside.
  4. When you’re ready to grill, place the pizza dough on the grill and cover.
  5. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until the top begins to bubble and the bottom is lightly browned.
  6. Turn over and brush with pesto sauce.
  7. Working quickly, add the tomatoes, roasted red peppers and chicken. Dot with cheese.
  8. Cover and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes or until the cheese melts. Take off the heat and enjoy!

Nutritional information (per serving)

Makes 6 servings
Serving size = one slice

Calories: 428
Proteins: 24 g
Total fat: 12 g
Saturated fats: 5 g
Sodium: 540 mg
Calcium: 95 mg
Fiber: 6 g
Sugar: 3 g
Potassium: 410 mg
Magnesium: 80 mg

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