White Pizza with Chicken and Fresh Herbs

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Pizza is one of Chad and Evan’s favorite foods, so I try to make it fairly often. I love finding new varieties. This White Pizza with Chicken and Fresh Herbs was a great one to trim down some of my herbs before the end of summer. The base is a white Parmesan sauce with roasted garlic. It is topped with shredded chicken, red onions, and mozzarella. After baking, the pizza is sprinkled with fresh oregano, chives, and parsley.white pizza with chicken and herbs

Of course, Chad has some very specific criteria for what is called a pizza. He believes all pizza should have tomatoes, so obviously this one is not a “pizza”. To him, it is a pie. We have had this discussion several times now and nothing will convince him otherwise. No matter what he calls it, we all still loved the flavor.white pizza with chicken and herbs (5 of 5)

White Pizza with Chicken and Fresh Herbs

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

1 14 inch pizza

White Pizza with Chicken and Fresh Herbs


1 pound pizza dough

1-2 teaspoons cornmeal for sprinkling

Olive oil for brushing

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

3 garlic cloves, minced

3 tablespoons all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

3/4 cup milk

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

salt to taste

1 cup shredded, cooked chicken breasts

1/3 cup thinly sliced red onions

2/3 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano

1 tablespoon minced fresh chives

1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F with pizza stone, if using. Sprinkle cornmeal over baker's peel or parchment.

Roll pizza dough into a 14 inch circle, place on prepared baker's peel, and brush the edge with olive oil.

Add butter to a small saucepan and melt over medium heat. Once melted, add the garlic and cook until just fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Whisk in the flour and pepper and cook until golden. Continue whisking and slowly pour in the milk. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring often, until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan, salt, and pepper.

Spread about 1/2 cup sauce over prepared pizza dough, enough for a thin layer. Sprinkle chicken and onions over the pizza. Cover with mozzarella.

Transfer the pizza to pizza stone using baker's peel or parchment. Bake until crust is golden and cheese is bubbly, 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool about 5 minutes before topping with fresh herbs and slicing. Serve with remaining white sauce.

Adapted from Pink Parsley, from Cooking Light, October 2011


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  4. Emily @ Life on Food 23 June, 2014 at 5:16 am Reply

    I made this for reveal day today. This pizza blew my mind away. So good. We will be making it many more times. Thanks for the great recipe!!

    • Tara 1 July, 2014 at 6:56 pm Reply

      So glad you enjoyed it!

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