Chicken Pesto Pizza ReciMeal
1 can (10 ounces) premium white meat chicken, packed in water, drained
1/2 cup diced onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons pesto sauce, divided
Vegetable oil spray
1 package (10 ounces) refrigerated pizza dough
1 cup fresh asparagus, cut in 1-inch pieces or 1 cup canned, cut asparagus, drained
1 cup canned roasted red bell peppers, drained
1/2 cup shredded part-skim, mozzarella cheese
1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled
Heat oven to 400°F. In a medium, non-stick skillet, brown chicken with onion and garlic in olive oil. Remove from heat; blend with 2 tablespoons pesto sauce; set aside. Lightly coat a 9x12-inch baking sheet or a 14-inch pizza stone with vegetable oil spray. Press or roll dough onto the baking sheet or the pizza stone, to desired thickness. Spread remaining 2 tablespoons pesto sauce over dough, leaving a 1-inch edge. Arrange chicken mixture, asparagus and roasted red peppers on top. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until cheeses melt and crust is lightly browned.
Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 440; Total fat 22g; Saturated fat 6g; Cholesterol 45mg; Sodium 680mg; Carbohydrate 34g; Fiber 3g; Protein 27g; Vitamin A 30%DV*; Vitamin C 60%DV; Calcium 20%DV; Iron 20%DV; Folate 6%DV; Potassium 8%DV Per serving, this dish provides from MyPyramid: About 1/2 cup Vegetable Group; 2 ounces Grains Group; 2 ounces Meat and Beans Group; 1/3 cup Milk Group
Pairs Well With
ReciMeals are designed to be complete meals that need only be accompanied by a beverage, and sometimes a side salad or slice of bread. A ReciMeal provides significant amounts of at least three of the five MyPyramid food groups: about 1/2 cup of fruits, 1/2 cup of vegetables, 1 ounce equivalent of grain foods, 2 ounces or the equivalent of lean meat or beans or 1 cup or the equivalent of milk per recipe serving. Aromatic basil pesto makes a perfect flavor partner for chicken, delicately browned with onion and garlic. Lean, yet protein-rich, canned chicken is a versatile and convenient ingredient to keep on your pantry shelf for all kinds of quick-to-fix meals.