This healthy homemade Chicken Pizza may seem intimidating if you’ve never made pizza at home.
But trust us, making pizza at home is so easy a kid could do it, and they should! This is the kind of dish that kids would have a blast making. Who wouldn’t love punching and kneading the dough after it has risen?!
You can feel good about this homemade pizza because it’s made with wholesome ingredients like all-natural pizza sauce, cherry tomatoes, sliced black olives, arugula, and tender chicken breast.
This homemade Chicken Pizza features a wholesome pizza dough and an all-natural pizza sauce and is topped with fresh arugula, Parmesan, and tender chicken.
Ingredients for Pizza Dough:
- ¼ oz. active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water (100 - 110° F.)
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 3 – 3¼ cups whole wheat flour, divided use
- ½ tsp. fine sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
- 2 tsp. olive oil, divided use
Ingredients for Pizza:
- ½ cup all-natural pizza sauce, no sugar added
- 4 oz. cooked chicken breast, boneless, skinless, shredded
- 2 cups fresh arugula
- ½ oz. shaved Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup cherry tomato halves
- ¼ cup sliced black olives
For Pizza Dough:
Place yeast, water, and sugar in a medium bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes, or until yeast becomes foamy.
Combine 3 cups flour and salt in a small bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to yeast mixture. Mix with clean hands until mixture does not stick to your hands. Add additional flour if needed. Roll dough into a ball. Brush with ½ tsp. oil. Place in a bowl; cover with a towel. Let rise for 2 hours.
Punch down dough to remove air; knead and roll into a ball. Brush with ½ tsp. oil. Place in a bowl; cover with a towel. Let rise for an additional 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 450° F.
Roll dough until it will no longer stretch. Let rest for 5 minutes. Continue to roll until it reaches your desired diameter, about 10 to 12-inches, and about ½-inch thick. Place on baking pan lightly coated with spray.
Brush with remaining 1 tsp. oil.
Spread pizza dough evenly with pizza sauce, stopping ½-inch from edge.
Top evenly with chicken.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until crust is golden.
Top with arugula, cheese, tomatoes, and olives.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
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Serve with additional protein and a side salad for lunch.
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