Sunday, October 7, 2007

Chicken Pesto Pizza and Good Friends

Over the weekend we had some friends over for dinner and enjoyed a delicious new pizza recipe that I got from my friend Jessica. I took the above photo before the chicken and cheese were added, but you get the idea. It is too yum of a recipe to keep to oneself (and soooo easy to make), so I had to share it with you:

1 pizza crust (Pillsbury pizza dough in the tube works well for something fast)
2 chicken breasts, diced and browned
1 bag of white cheeses (mozzarella/parmesan/asiago mixture is good)
1 jar of pesto (the best part of the whole pizza!)
cherry tomatoes, sliced
fresh baby spinach (whole leaf)
red onion, cut into large pieces

Bake crust for about 5 minutes at 425 degrees (or per tube of dough instructions) before putting toppings on (this makes it crispier). Spread pesto over crust (I like about 5 ounces, half a jar, per pizza). Layer toppings according to your taste buds. Bake until crust is golden brown. Enjoy!

The pizza was only part of the beauty of the night though. Our guests' company was what made the evening the most delightful. The Ewings are our dear friends, confidants, encouragers, and mentors. It was a perfect night out, so we ate on the deck with the tiki torches and didn't come inside until around 10:00. In October! In Minnesota! Neato.

Our evening began at 6:30, and four and a half hours, three pizzas, a salad, two sliced Honey Crisp apples, four iced teas, four chocolate milkshakes, and some prayer time later, we said goodnight, edified and with full tummies. Thank you, Kevin and Janet. We love you guys.

1 comment:

Esther said...

sounds yummy. maybe i'll try making it next week. thanks for sharing the recipe.