Photo by: 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.

  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings


  • none Frozen dough (thawed) for 2 pizzas or 2 prepared crusts
  • none 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
  • none Cornmeal


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 266mg
  • Calories: 424none
  • Calories from fat: 1%
  • Carbohydrate: 21g
  • Cholesterol: 57mg
  • Fat: 30g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Protein: 21mg
  • Saturated fat: 9g
  • Sodium: 920mg

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