Monday, March 28, 2011

Easy Dinner: Pesto Chicken Roll-Ups

What You Need:
- Caroline's Pizza Dough recipe from imperfect. 
(*Note--I often use half whole wheat flour and half white flour in the above recipe)
- Cooked Chicken, shredded
-Your favorite pesto
- Parmesan Cheese

First, pre-heat your oven to 425*. Then, prepare a cookie sheet by spraying with cooking spray. Next, divide the pizza dough recipe in half. With floured hands, place one half of the pizza dough on the cookie sheet and shape into a large rectangle. Then, spread a thin layer of pesto on the dough.


Next, spread your (already cooked) chicken on top of the pesto and then top with Parmesan cheese.


Once you've got all your ingredients on the dough, take the long side of the rectangle of dough and begin to roll it up. Try to patch any holes that may appear in the dough. Pinch the ends, and fold under.


Next, bake for about 15 minutes, or until the dough is starting to brown. Then, slice with a serrated knife, and serve with extra pesto for dipping.


As I mentioned earlier, the pizza dough actually makes enough for two roll-ups. I usually cook them separately, but you could probably bake them both at once on the same cookie sheet if you wanted. When I made these last week, I made one of the pesto roll-ups, and then a second roll up with BBQ sauce, chicken, and cheddar cheese for Justin (much to his dismay, we were out of Ranch, or I would have added that as well). Really, the possibilities are endless!


  1. Oh YUM! So doing this - this week actually! We made pizza on Friday (lent, no meat = pizza night in our house usually) and I did ww flour in the recipe for the first time, and it was good but a little dense. I'll do a mixture next time, awesome tip!

  2. Yum! Those look good! I love new recipes, especially a new way to eat stuff we usually have around anyway. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Yum, you had me at pesto!!!! I will be checking trying this one out soon!

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  5. I'm all over this, I love pesto! Thanks!

  6. That does look yummy! I can't believe he ate it without ranch.

  7. That looks so good and easy. We have my stand-by BBQ chicken pizza almost once a week around here so I might try this to change it up.

  8. oh my WORD this looks amazing!!!

  9. This looks so tasty! The BBQ one sounds just as good.

  10. Yum! That looks really good! I have some leftover pesto in the freezer from our CSA this summer (I wonderif it's still good??), so I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  11. We will sooo be making this!

  12. Thanks for visiting my blog from the UBP! This recipe sounds yummy, and I look forward to reading more!

  13. I just want to say THANK YOU for this recipe. My wife and kids love it!!!!


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