ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Food and Cooking»
  • Quick & Easy Recipes»
  • Quick & Easy Dinners

Healthy Pizza Recipes: Chicken Spinach Feta Mushroom Pizza Recipe

Updated on March 21, 2011

Quick and Easy Pizza Recipe

I mostly advocate homemade but let's face it - sometimes we all have to cut a few corners if we need to make something quick and still have it resemble homemade. Tonight, I was faced with making something quick and the 'something' just happened to need to be pizza. I could have ordered takeout but thankfully, I had a flat bread thin crust pizza shell in the freezer. See my recipe further down for making the crust from scratch though.

I will list the basic recipe but I decided to just do my own thing with it and it turned out wonderfully. It is more of a Florentine concoction than regular pizza but you can make it to your own specifications very easily. Think about what pizza you like best - Canadian bacon or pepperoni - and just improvise. Took me all of about 10 minutes to prepare - 6-7 minutes to cook - even faster than delivery!

For another vegetable pizza you'll love, try my butternut squash and basil pizza recipe!

Click thumbnail to view full-size

How to Make Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Chicken Florentine Pizza

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Thin crust pizza (I used Signature flat bread - Napoli style) - or substitute fresh pizza dough
  • 1 8 oz. Classico Sun Dried tomato Pesto Sauce and Spread
  • 1/4-1/2 cup shredded mozzarella or shredded cheese blend - any Italian white cheese will do
  • Fresh spinach leaves washed and dried
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup olives - regular will do but I used pitted kalamata
  • 1 boneless chicken breast cut into small chunks/slivers
  • 1/4 teaspoon or so of dried oregano
  • Fresh Parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil

PREPARATION

  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place chicken strips/chunks in skillet with a teaspoon of olive oil (or substitute cooking spray). Sprinkle with oregano. Cook until brown on one side, flip and cook on other side. Set aside. (You can also grill the chicken breast and cut into small pieces)
  3. Place thin crust pizza or dough on pizza plate.
  4. Spread tomato pesto sauce/spread over the pizza dough on pan.
  5. Sprinkle with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.
  6. Sprinkle cooked/roasted chicken over sauce on pizza.
  7. Slice olives and place on pizza.
  8. Sprinkle mushroom slices over pizza.
  9. Add fresh spinach leaves to pizza.
  10. Sprinkle on feta cheese.
  11. Sprinkle with mozzarella or other white Italian cheese.
  12. Sprinkle on just a bit more of Parmesan cheese.
  13. Bake at 450 degrees for 6-7 minutes.
  14. Let stand about 5 minutes or so before slicing.

Serves 1 or 2 as a main course.

Other Suggestions

  • For Canadian bacon pizza, use cheeses except feta and Canadian bacon and pineapple tidbits
  • For pepperoni pizza, use cheese except feta and substitute bite-size pepperoni slices, mushrooms, green peppers
  • For meatless pizza, omit the chicken
  • For a different meat pizza, substitute another meat such as cooked ground beef or chicken - or try Italian sausage cooked
  • Substitute any other prepared pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce or substitute homemade such as Italian sausage

 

Homemade Pizza Dough

Makes 2 pizza crusts

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water (105-115 degrees)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups flour

PREPARATION

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. Stir in sugar, salt, oil and 1-3/4 cups flour.
  3. Turn onto well floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic (5 minutes). Or place in mixer or food processor with dough hook and knead for 5 minutes. Add additional 1/4 cup of flour to prevent sticking.
  4. Pat into a 10-inch circle on lightly greased cookie sheet or pizza pan with floured fingers.
  5. Spread with sauce and toppings.
  6. Bake in 425 degree oven until cheese melts and is bubbling, 15-20 minutes.
  7. Let stand 5 minutes or so before cutting.

NOTE: You can refrigerate or freeze other pizza half if not used right away - refrigerate up to about 5 days.

Summing It Up

While takeout is great, it is very expensive and in most cases, laden with salt.  It really doesn't take that much time to make your own - and even if you have to make do and use a few non-homemade items, I have to think it is still better for you in the long run. 

Be creative above all - pizza is after all a man-made pie of sorts and the sky is the limit on what you can do with it!  Check out other sites on the Internet for millions of variations and ideas.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • xstatic profile image

      Jim Higgins 6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Pizza is one of my favorite things, and we just started experimenting with home made, so will bookmark this one and make it soon! I have seen some recipes for "kneadless" pizza dough recently in a magazine too.

    • akirchner profile image
      Author

      Audrey Kirchner 8 years ago from Washington

      Thanks for reading and yes, I try and make things that do cut time and costs but are 'kinda sorta' better for you in the long run - hopefully! At least you can control some things that way....I just made it again the other night because it was such a hit so think you'll like it.

    • dohn121 profile image

      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      This sounds fabulous. I like how you decreed that this is faster than delivery not to mention much tastier! I'm going to have to give this one a whirl. Thanks for sharing this. Bookmarked!

    • akirchner profile image
      Author

      Audrey Kirchner 8 years ago from Washington

      Thanks! It was delicious and so easy to whip up - I felt like the hero of the day.

    • littlemarkiesmom profile image

      littlemarkiesmom 8 years ago from The hot, humid South

      What a great recipe with tons of extra info! That pizza looks sooooo yummy! :)

    • akirchner profile image
      Author

      Audrey Kirchner 8 years ago from Washington

      Thanks deario!

    • creativeone59 profile image

      benny Faye Douglass 8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Audrey for a great pizza recipe. Thank you for sharing. Looks delicious. I bookmark it. Godspeed. creativeone59

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)