Healthy Chicken Pizza

Chicken-Pizza-700x350Pizza, pizza, pizza! This homemade healthy chicken pizza is topped with a variety of fresh ingredients, and a touch of Parmesan cheese. The crust is a simple recipe using whole wheat flour. My kids love adding their own creative toppings.

Total Time:​ 18 min.
Prep Time:​​​ 10 min.
Cooking Time:​ 8 min.
Yield: 8 servings


Ingredients for Pizza Dough:

  • ¼ oz​​​​ active dry yeast
  • 1 cup​​​ warm water (100–110° F)
  • 2 tsp.​​​​ sugar
  • 3–3¼ cups ​​​whole wheat flour, divided use
  • ½ tsp.​​​​ fine sea salt (or Himalayan salt)​
  • 2 tsp.​​​​  olive oil, divided use

Ingredients for Pizza:

  • ½ cup all-natural pizza sauce, no sugar added
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 oz cooked chicken breast, boneless, skinless, shredded
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups fresh arugula


For Pizza Dough:
1. Place yeast, water, and sugar in a medium bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes, or until yeast becomes foamy.
2. Combine 3 cups flour and salt in a small bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to yeast mixture. Mix with clean hands until mixture does not stick to your hands. Add additional flour if needed. Roll dough into a ball. Brush with ½ tsp. oil. Place in a bowl; cover with a towel. Let rise for 2 hours.
3. Punch down dough to remove air; knead and roll into a ball. Brush with ½ tsp. oil. Place in a bowl; cover with a towel. Let rise for an additional 2 hours.
4. Preheat oven to 450° F.
5. Roll dough until it will no longer stretch. Let rest for 5 minutes. Continue to roll until it reaches your desired diameter, about 10 to 12-inches, and about ½-inch thick. Place on baking pan lightly coated with spray.
6. Brush with remaining 1 tsp. oil.

For Pizza:
1. Spread pizza dough evenly with pizza sauce, stopping ½-inch from edge.
2. Top evenly with cheeses, chicken, mushrooms, and tomatoes.
3. Bake for 14 to 18 minutes, or until crust is golden.
4. Top with arugula.