Total Time
30 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 piece)

Upgrade pizza night by topping a loaf of Italian bread with fresh basil, rotisserie chicken, and all the best of Italian-inspired ingredients. A food processor makes quick work of the homemade sauce. Serve with artichoke–green bean salad.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 2

Combine first 7 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. Place bottom half of bread, cut side up, on a baking sheet (reserve top half for another use). Spread olive mixture over bread. Arrange chicken over bread; sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until heated. Sprinkle with basil. Cut into 4 pieces.

Step 3

Artichoke–green bean salad: Place 2 cups (2-inch) cut green beans in boiling water; cook 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain. Place beans in a small bowl. Drain 1 (6 1/2-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, reserving marinade. Thinly slice artichoke hearts; add to beans. Add reserved marinade, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon salt to bowl; toss to coat.

Ratings & Reviews

promogal's Review

September 05, 2011
My family & I didn't care for this at all. My 21 yr old son asked me what type of "fish" it was & told me he couldn't stomach it - I explained it was chicken & goat cheese. Threw the recipe away and had to whip something else up for dinner. But some people seem to like it per the reviews so maybe it's just us . . .

MariaGF's Review

February 08, 2011
Delicious alternative to traditional pizza. I used fresh about 1/2 cup of fresh tomatoes instead of sundried b/c my daughter doesn't like them. It was great. I will make this often.

user's Review

May 11, 2010

LinnieWV's Review

June 22, 2009
Absolutely DELICIOUS! from "Cooking Light" June 2009; worth saving! I WILL make again, and I will pass recipe in my family. If using as entire meal, count 1 serving as 1/2 of a cut-half of the bread loaf; then, only a salad is needed for complete meal. Changes I made, with good results: 1. I used semolina loaf with sesame seeds; 2. First wrapped loaf in damp paper towel and microwaved 30 seconds, then left wrapped a couple minutes, to soften loaf for cutting and easier eating. 3. Before adding ingredients, I brushed cut loaf with OLIVE OIL and toasted under broiler.

Saecca's Review

June 17, 2009
A great change of pace from normal pizza sauce. I used kalamata olives because I couldn't find nicoise olives at my market. I baked a loaf of refrigerated French bread, cut the loaf in half length wise, and then in the middle. I liked the goat cheese because it didn't over power the sauce. I served it with a spinach salad.

lfinney's Review

June 17, 2009
Nice change of pace and quick and easy dish. Used jarred tapenade instead of chopping olives, and added the sundried tomatoes to that. I spread the bread with a roasted garlic puree that I make first, then layered with the olive mixture and then chicken and cheese. It makes kind of an unwieldy toast and I thought it was a little on the dry side as well, but tasty. If I do again, would mix chicken with the olive tomato mixture to keep it more moist. Think I would also use feta instead of goat cheese for a more tangy flavor combination.