White Chicken Pizza

In this house I know that anytime I make a pizza, it’s guaranteed that it will get eaten.  Even if I screw it up, the mantra seems to be that there is no such thing as a bad pie.  Only the  this is pretty darn good pizza, pass another slice please” pizza, the “thank you soooo much for making pizza mommy” pizza (trust me, dinner compliments from the six and under crowd are a rare treat so this is the sign of a job well done), and the “Get your hand off that last slice, I called dibs and I’ll fight ya for it if I have to” kickin’ awesome pizza.

This pizza is of the third distinction.  It’s a tomato free pizza loaded with chicken, fresh basil, and fresh spinach.  Trust me, you won’t miss the tomatoes.  I’ve made it twice for my kids now and both times they gobbled it up like it was candy (it could also be that I bribed them with candy if they would eat a piece, but I would never (did I just say never?) do such a thing so we’ll pretend I didn’t just type that).

I made my own crust (my recipe’s here), but you can also use a pre-bought dough or pizza crust and it will still work just perfectly.  Here we go.

Ingredients needed:

2 Small Chicken Breasts, Chopped Small
2 Shallots, Chopped
5 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
1 Large Bunch of Basil, Chopped
1 Large Handful (~ 1 Cup) of Fresh Spinach, Chopped
A Few Good Shakes of Salt and Pepper
6-8 Oz. of the Pizza Cheese of your Choice (I used a fontina, parmesan, asiago, provolone mix)
1 ball of homemade pizza dough (or a pkg. of store bought dough or pre-cooked crust)

Throw your chicken, shallots, garlic and the salt/pepper in a skillet and cook them up on medium heat.

Once they’re cooked through, remove them from the heat.  Roll out your dough and brush the olive oil across the top of your crust.

Not sure what happened to the edge there, but I’m guessing one of my kid’s was so excited they attempted to steal a bite before I could even get the pie in the oven.  They’re hungry like that.

After putting on the oil, grab your chicken mixture and spread it evenly across the top of the pizza.  Pop the basil on top of that.

Next up, the spinach.

Ok, busted.  this is frozen, but I swear the second time I made it I used fresh.  Trust me when I tell you either version works beautifully.

Finally you’ll sprinkle your cheese across the top.  Add as much or as little suits your fancy.  That’s part of the beauty of a pizza; it’s totally the way you like it.  Me?  I like A LOT of cheese.

Pop your finished pie into the oven set at 475 for about 9 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown around the edges.

Pull it out and give it a minute or two to set up (if you can wait that long).  Serve it up with a little parmesan, oregano, and red pepper for sprinkling.

Better go get your boxing gloves cuz I just called dibs.

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White Chicken Pizza

Ingredients:

2 Small Chicken Breasts, Chopped Small
2 Shallots, Chopped
5 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
1 Large Bunch of Basil, Chopped
1 Large Handful (~ 1 Cup) of Fresh Spinach, Chopped
A Few Good Shakes of Salt and Pepper
6-8 Oz. of the Pizza Cheese of your Choice (I used a fontina, parmesan, asiago, provolone mix)
1 ball of homemade pizza dough (or a pkg. of store bought dough or pre-cooked crust)

Directions:

Throw your chicken, shallots, salt/pepper, and garlic in a skillet and cook them up on medium heat.

Once they're cooked through, remove them from the heat. Roll out your dough and brush the olive oil across the top of your crust.

After putting on the oil, grab your chicken mixture and spread it evenly across the top of the pizza. Pop the basil on top of that.

Next up, the spinach.

Finally you'll sprinkle your cheese across the top. Add as much or as little suits your fancy.

Pop your finished pie into the oven set at 475 for about 9 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown around the edges.

Pull it out and give it a minute or two to set up. Serve it up with a little parmesan, oregano, and red pepper for sprinkling.

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60 Responses to “White Chicken Pizza”

  1. 1

    Brenda — January 19, 2011 @ 9:04 am

    Oh my gosh Julie, what a gorgeous pizza! I made a pizza recently with no tomatoes and you’re absolutely right – you don’t even miss them. This is my kind of pizza, it has all my favourites on it. My family would definitely gobble this down.

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    Faith — January 19, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    Mike was just in the mood for a chiken pizza the other day so we ordered one. Never thought of making this myself but now that I saw yours, I have more courage to make it. The pizza just looks right Julie! Great job.

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    Christine — January 19, 2011 @ 11:26 am

    That looks amazing! I love a good, white pie. Yum.

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    Mari's Cakes — January 19, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    It looks divinely delicious! The garlic, spinach, chicken…excellent pizza recipe.

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    anne — January 19, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

    we don’t “do” tomatoes here, so this is right up our alley, thanks for sharing, anne

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    Christina — January 19, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

    Yummy! I want this now! I am looking for a good pizza dough recipe so I will have to try yours.

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    Katerina — January 19, 2011 @ 3:58 pm

    I belong to the same category as your family. I am a sucker for pizza. I have never tried this type. I am bookmarking this. I will definitely try it.

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    Lynn — January 19, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

    That is a beautiful pizza. I am working on my own white pizza, and this is an inspiration! Thanks.

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    Medeja — January 19, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

    I like to make pizzas at home, but usually to save time I just put what I have in the fridge on and that’s it… This chicken topping sounds amazing

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    Anna Johnston — January 19, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

    Yep, its darn hard to pass up a pizza, I love getting creative & using all types of bases, rarely use tomato base actually. Love this little morsel., could go a slice or two right now in fact :)

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    melissa@the hungry artist — January 19, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    This looks so good .I’m wondering if it’ll get my little guy (and big guy — he doesn’t either!) to eat spinach!?

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    Mike — January 19, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

    I love white pizza and this seems so good! It seems pretty simple. I love to see pizza recipes with homemade pizza dough. Great job!

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    Ameena — January 19, 2011 @ 10:42 pm

    There is nothing wrong with frozen spinach! I use it all the time and I actually prefer it because it’s already clean and trimmed, and you get way more volume out of the frozen version.

    I love the tomato-less pizza! It looks delicious.

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    little daisy — January 20, 2011 @ 1:40 am

    urgh…your pictures make me drooling! i love pizza, more so the homemade version plus the homemade dough. beats the pizza joint every time! ^_^

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    OK Chick — January 20, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    Have you ever made/tried Caesar Pizza? It’s very tasty. This recipe reminds me of Caesar Pizza. I’m sure you would like it, unless you dislike Caesar dressing.
    I use a Pampered Chef recipe. I bet you could find it online. I would give it to you, but I always look it up. :)

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    Ma What's For Dinner — January 20, 2011 @ 11:33 am

    That is just good any way you look at it. Yum!!!

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    Juliana — January 20, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

    Julie, this pizza looks delicious, love it with lots and lots of basil…and nothing nicer than homemade pizza :-) Great photos!

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    Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds — January 20, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

    Homemade pizza is one of my favorite things to make! That looks scrumptious. I’d take a slice right now!

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    5 Star Foodie — January 21, 2011 @ 12:24 am

    A terrific looking pizza! I definitely prefer a white pizza to one with tomato sauce, so this definitely looks like a winner to me! Love the basil & spinach here!

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    Monet — January 21, 2011 @ 12:42 am

    Julie! This would be gone in SECONDS at my house. I can see why your family enjoys your pizzas so much. I’m sure that they are all winners! I love putting chicken on pizza, so I’m excited to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing all of this doughy, cheesy goodness. I hope you have a great Friday. The weekend approaches!

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    grace — January 21, 2011 @ 1:59 am

    pizza is all about the crust and the cheese for me, and both of those look fierce on your creation here. yurm. :)

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    JulieD — January 21, 2011 @ 4:26 pm

    Have to try this soon! Thanks!

  23. 23

    rebecca — January 21, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

    wow now I want you to make me pizza amazing

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    Bridgett — January 21, 2011 @ 4:36 pm

    The chicken, the cheese and of course that crust…what’s not to love? Your photos are extra indulgent as well. This is making my lunchtime soup look pretty darned dull! Love this.

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    Kathleen — January 21, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    This Pizza looks fabulous!!!

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    Patty — January 22, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

    I definitely need to try this. It looks absolutely delicious! I also need to try making a homemade crust sometime.

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    Maranda — January 24, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

    Wow. Just wow…this looks SO good! Now where did I place those boxing gloves???

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    Damaris — January 24, 2011 @ 7:37 pm

    Isn’t it awesome how Pizza is king?! I never made white pizza but I love white pizza. I need to give it a try.

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    Julia (Everyday Mom Ideas) — January 26, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    What a great way to get kids to eat their spinach! Great recipe!

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    Beth — January 27, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

    That’s one seriously great-looking pizza! And if it gets your kids to eat vegetables, even better!

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    Cristina — January 27, 2011 @ 1:10 pm

    What is there not like about this gorgeous pizza? I’d fight for the last piece too! Great way to sneak in some fresh spinach. I luv this pizza, and as much as I like tomatoes – wouldn’t miss it with these ingredient combinations. Thanks for sharing (great looking crust!).

  32. 32

    Katrina — January 28, 2011 @ 9:30 am

    My family loves it when I make white chicken pizza! I’m thinking this is going to be on my menu this week! :)

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    Amanda — January 29, 2011 @ 11:44 am

    This looks so good! I sometimes make a pizza that’s similar, but I’ve never added spinach, that’s a great idea. Although the one thing I would add is bacon, it always goes great with chicken pizza!

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    Rita — January 31, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

    Fantastaic; another recipe for me to save. Wonder how I could have missed all this.

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    swizzlestickmama — February 1, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    I love making my own pizza and am always looking for inspiration.

    This looks fantastic!

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    Sandy — February 2, 2011 @ 9:10 am

    Wow, that looks so good! I’m in a bit of a cooking funk right now, so I love new ideas!

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    Mommy Crib Notes — February 2, 2011 @ 10:55 am

    It’s not even 11 a.m. and I am dying for a bite of this! I’m super excited to try it because I know everyone in my house will love it. Thanks for the great recipe. I can’t wait to dive into more of your website. Happy SITS day!

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    Kimberly — February 2, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    Looks divine. I think I even have all the ingredients in the house (and we’re snowed in). Sounds like the perfect dinner for a snowed in family!

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    CK — February 2, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

    MMmmMMMM! Yum!!!

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    Morgan — February 2, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    Yum! My hubby makes pizza every Saturday night for us … I think I just found what I want next time. Thanks!

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    Shawnabcdefg — February 2, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    This looks sooooo good. I love all of your pictures.

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    LisaDay — February 3, 2011 @ 8:41 am

    You are right. There is no such thing as a bad pie. And this one looks delicious.

    Happy SITS day.

    LisaDay

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    Jeannette — February 4, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

    I stumbled upon your website this morning and made this awesome pizza tonight for dinner. It was very VERY good. I sprinkled some pine nuts under the cheese that I had left over from dinner last night, and it gave it a nice little crunch. thanks for a great dinner idea that I am sure will be requested again and again around here!

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    Monica — February 20, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    Hi Julie, I “stumbled upon” this, and I just HAD to write down this recipe! It looks delicious, can’t wait to try it!

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    Brandan WH — September 16, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    My daughter can’t do tomatoes, so I’m always looking for good pizza ideas without the typical sause. This looks wonderful, easy and I will give it a go next weekend. Thanks!

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    Lesleigh — September 22, 2011 @ 5:43 pm

    Just made this, love it! Will make it again for sure! Thanks for the simple and delicious recipe.

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    Dawn — December 31, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

    Because I am allergic to tomatoes among other foods I tried your recipe after a long search. I now have a few variations and methods of preparing the toppings and dough and my daughter said the next one tops the one before. Thank you for getting me started!

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    Les — January 31, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    I’ve made this multiple times, always a hit! “Better than take-out” said a few!

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    Peggy — March 15, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

    I’m in the process of putting this together now and will comment tomorrow how it turned out – I know it’s not in the recipe but I’m adding chopped cooked bacon :)

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    Peggy — March 15, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

    Well, it was OK not fantastic I thought there was too much garlic though my daughter didn’t think so…

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    Cee Cee — May 19, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

    I made this last night and it was wonderful. Actually had enough topping for 2 pizzas. My husband and I ate one immediately, and saved the other one for breakfast. It tasted even better the next day. I used a Bobili already made crust drizzled EVOO on both sides and sprinkled with Italian seasoning blend on both sides – then topped per this recipe. I will definitely make this again – we always have chicken breasts and spinach in the house. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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    Rodney — December 8, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    I have just recently started doing white pizzas. I usually use some alfredo sauce but the rest is basically the same. Wonderful with shrimp or chicken. Or hamburger, but lose some of the ‘white’ pizza effect. Mushrooms work well and fit the theme.

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