This warm and crispy pizza combines two Italian favorites. You might find yourself wondering you ever want to eat anything else again.

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Caprese Pizza


  • 1/2 cup cooked chicken, cubed
  • 12 ounce store-bought pizza dough
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes of varying colors, halved
  • 2- tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp cornmeal
  • 3-4 ounces of fresh grated mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, sliced thin
Caprese Pizza recipe
Caprese Pizza recipe


  1. Let pizza dough stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, preheat broiler to high heat. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine tomatoes and 1 tbsp olive oil. Toss to coat. Spread tomatoes on baking sheet in a single layer. Broil about 10 minutes or until tomatoes begin to lightly brown.
  4. Place your pizza stone in your pizza oven or oven and turn to high heat.
  5. Lightly flour your countertop. Roll pizza dough into a 12- to 14-inch circle.
  6. Sprinkle stone with cornmeal (to prevent sticking), and transfer dough to pizza stone. Bake for 5 minutes on 500ºF.
  7. Mix garlic and 1 tbsp olive oil in a small bowl.
  8. Remove dough from oven and brush with olive oil, garlic mixture. Top with cheese, chicken and tomatoes. Brush crust and chicken with olive oil.
  9. Place in oven for another 10-10 minutes or until cheese melts and crust turns golden brown.
  10. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and basil. Cut and serve warm.
Caprese Pizza recipe
Caprese Pizza recipe

ALSO TRY: Caprese chicken pasta salad.

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.