Pizza Recipe
Photo: Susie Cushner
Top pizza dough or prepared pizza crusts with leftover cooked chicken, tomato sauce, fresh herbs, and shredded mozzarella for a simple weeknight dinner.


4 to 6 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Other: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calcium 266 mg
Calories 424
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Carbohydrate 21 g
Cholesterol 57 mg
Fat 30 g
Fiber 2 g
Iron 3 mg
Protein 21 mg
Satfat 9 g
Sodium 920 mg


Frozen dough (thawed) for 2 pizzas or 2 prepared crusts
About 2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup shredded leftover cooked chicken
1 cup fresh basil, spinach, or other greens
8 ounces shredded mozzarella (2 cups)
6 tablespoons olive oil


Place a pizza stone, unglazed ceramic tiles, or a heavy cookie sheet on the oven rack. Preheat oven to 400º F. If starting with pizza dough, pat or pull each piece into a 12-inch circle. Top each with some sauce, then scatter the chicken, basil, and mozzarella over each. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle pizza stone with the cornmeal. Using the back of a cookie sheet, transfer the pizza to the oven. (You may have to bake the pizzas one at a time, depending on your oven size.) Bake 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the crust is browned.

Jane Kirby,

Real Simple

May 2001
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