Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza

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Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Spice up your pizza night with this awesome Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza. Homemade whole wheat pizza dough, crispy grilled chicken and light basil pesto topped with gooey melted cheese. Perfection!

Top view of Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza slices

Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza

Clearly you all know by now that I am a grilling fanatic!

Anything that can be thrown on the grill you better believe it will be hitting that grill in t-minus 5 seconds.

Slices of Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza on wax paper

Now who doesn’t love pizza? I mean really, the sauce, the gooey cheese, and all your favorite toppings combined to make one delicious bite.

So how can you make that bite even better?

Well, let me tell you.

Top view of slices of Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza on a wooden board

Grill it!

One of our families favorite things to grill is Pizza.

There is nothing like a grilled pizza, all the smokiness from the grill soaks into the dough and gives it an extra punch of flavor. It is absolutely to die for.

Close-up of slices of Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza

Your gonna want to make the dough yourself. Its easier than you think, but it does take some preparation because it takes an hour for the dough to rise, and I have the perfect Whole Wheat Pizza Dough recipe for the job!

Top view of slices of Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza

Last week I gave you my fresh homemade basil pesto recipe and today we are putting it to good use!

Just slather the homemade pesto on top of the grilled pizza dough, finish it off with crispy grilled chicken and roasted pepper and call it a night.

Toppings for Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza on a cutting board

If you are looking for a fun unique way to spice up your weeknight family dinner than this Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza is it! All has all the yummy fresh flavors of summer put on a pizza!

Slices of Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza on wax paper

Five Slices of Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza on a Wooden Surface

Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 20 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 20 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 40 mins
  • yield Yield: 2 medium pizzas, 4 individual, or 1 large pizza 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Grill
  • cuisine Cuisine: Italian


Spice up your pizza night with this awesome Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza. Homemade whole wheat pizza dough, crispy grilled chicken and light basil pesto topped with gooey melted cheese. Perfection!




  1. Make Whole Wheat Pizza Dough.
  2. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  3. Season 1 chicken breasts.
  4. Grill each chicken breast for 5-6 minutes each side, dice up when done.Set aside.
  5. Sprinkle flat surface (countertop) with whole wheat flour, place pre-made wheat dough on surface and roll out to desired size.
  6. Spray grill surface with PAM or wipe down with olive oil.
  7. Place formed pizza dough on grill. Once dough begins to form bubbles it is time to flip, about 4-5 minutes.
  8. Immediately after flipping the pizza put on the “goodies”: spread the pesto, add about a Tablespoon of cheese (it helps everything stick together), then the diced chicken, julienned red peppers, and the rest of the cheese.
  9. Close the grill cover and let pizza cook for another 5-6 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.

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20 Responses
  1. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    Grilled pesto pizza has been on my must-make list for this summer and seeing you NAIL it so awesomely just convinced me! This pizza looks ah-MAZING Krista! Next time I make pizza I’m so putting it on the grill. 🙂 Pinned!

    1. Krista

      Oh for sure you need to throw it on the grill. I first tried it 2 years ago and have never looked back, gives such a better taste to the pizza. Hope you like it Sarah!

  2. Louisa [Living Lou]

    I love grilling pizza! It’s such a great way to make it, I always have trouble getting a nice thin crust on mine, yours looks perfect!

    1. Krista

      Usually my crust is thicker than this, I used white whole wheat flour for the dough and it can out nice and thin like this. Loved it! 🙂

  3. Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

    I’m with you on the grilling. Your photos are stunning! Thanks for the great recipe. Homemade pizza is a favorite around here so it’s always fun to try a new way to serve it. Thanks, again.

    1. Krista

      Thanks so much Heather, you are so sweet! 🙂 Hope you get a chance to try out a fun new way to make pizza. So glad you stopped by!

  4. Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods

    This pizza looks absolutely delicious! I keep saying I want to try grilling a pizza and these pictures make we wanna do it now.

  5. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    Life can never have to many pizza varieties. This one sounds delish! Pinning.
    Hope you’re having a marvelous Monday!

  6. Meredith @ unOriginalMom

    Hi Krista! Mmmmm this looks delicious, can’t wait until we have grilling weather here in PA so I can try this! I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award, you can check out more details on my blog!

    1. Krista

      Hey Meredith! I hope it warms up on your end too. I use to live in Wisconsin and can remember counting down the days until “grilling season”, that and the day to finally put the shovel away. 🙂
      Thanks so much for the nomination, what an honor. You rock!

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