Chicken Pesto with Beer Pizza Crust

beer crust pizza

Beer crust pizza

Whether you believe the Greeks first made Pizza or it was the Italians one thing is clear pizza is well-loved around the world. I decided to make a pizza but with a simple twist to the crust keeping with my beer theme flavored foods as of late. Beer pizza crust.

This Pizza Crust Recipe was inspired by Babs in Toyland
Beer Pizza Crust Ingredients:
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 (12 oz) beer
Olive Oil

I decided to make a chicken pesto pizza. I started with preparing the chicken first as it would take the most time. I cut up two chicken breasts into small bite size pieces and pan cooked them. I used a lemon pepper seasoning as I thought that would well with the pesto themed pizza.

beer crust pizza

mixing the beer and flour

I next started on the dough. I mixed the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium size bowl. I next added the beer. The dough was pretty sticky so I moved it to a lightly covered floured counter top and kneaded until it became less sticky.

beer crust pizza

kneading the dough

I greased a cookie sheet and spread out the dough as evenly as possible. The recipe calls for a light brushing of olive oil after you spread the dough out. Since I was using pesto as my sauce I forewent the olive oil as the pesto has plenty of olive oil in it.

beer crust pizza

spreading out the dough for the pizza

beer crust pizza

Adding pesto, mozzarella, chicken and sun-dried tomatoes

I spread out the pesto and added slices of mozzarella cheese, the chicken pieces and sun-dried tomatoes and slid the pizza in to a 450 degree oven for 12 minutes. Once the timer went off I pulled out of the oven a delightful pizza. The crust was flavorful and the pesto, mozzarella and chicken were perfectly melted together. This recipe will go on the repeat list for many years to come. It was quick and easy thanks to not having to use any yeast.  Best of all  it was inexpensive to make!

I made this pizza again with a topping variation of marinara sauce, pepperoni, green peppers, ground beer and cheddar cheese. It was also delicious!

beer crust pizza

marinara pepperoni pizza

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2 Responses to Chicken Pesto with Beer Pizza Crust

  1. Sammi Egan says:

    Love the idea behind your blog, I have a dog, too, though he doesn’t often travel with me (altho I did bring him back to the UK from the Canary Islands).
    I love beer, also, but have usually drunk it all by the time it comes to cooking ;)

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