Chicken and Fresh Tomato Pizza

This pizza captures some of the favorite flavors of summer—grilled chicken, fresh tomatoes, and fresh herbs—on a dense bread crust.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 16


  • 3 lbs. pizza dough
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups diced fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 3 cups grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 2 grilled chicken breast halves (6 oz. each), diced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Roll dough into 2 circles (12 inches in diameter). Grease deep-dish pizza pans with olive oil and press dough into the pans. Bake for 15 minutes until crusts have just begun to brown.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Distribute 1 cup diced fresh mozzarella evenly over the pizzas. Dot pizzas with grape tomato halves, followed by the diced chicken, onion, basil, remaining mozzarella, and pepper.
  • Return pans to oven and bake for 10 minutes, or just long enough for mozzarella to melt and tomatoes to soften. Remove from oven and let stand for a few minutes before slicing.