July 10, 2015

Chicken Caesar Pizza

Chicken Caesar Pizza
I'm sure if you've read this blog (or if anyone actually does, hello?) you've realized I've got a thing for pizza (I mean, who doesn't?) Despite trying to lead a healthier lifestyle and track everything I eat, there are a few things I just can't give up - pizza being the main thing. Luckily, I've got a resource or two that can help me eat pizza while staying within a points budget and that's when one of my favorite healthy food bloggers, Emily Bites, comes in. She has all these amazing comfort food recipes that are still Weight Watchers-friendly and delicious. Obviously I cruise her blog pretty often and her recipes usually end up in my weekly meal planner. She recently posted a chicken Caesar salad pizza that I just knew I would love.

While I'm a fan of really saucy pizzas, I also like ones that have lettuce on top (like this, this, and this) so I knew I was going to be making this one. I haven't had a Caesar salad in such a long time and it was really fun to throw all the ingredients on a pizza crust and eat with my hands instead of a fork and knife! I eat my pizza with extra garlic powder, salt and pepper, and hot sauce on top but that's just a suggestion :)
the classic Caesar salad turns into a pizza
Classic chicken Caesar salad becomes a pizza
Chicken Caesar Pizza
Recipe from Emily Bites
Serves: 2 | Serving Size: Half the pie | PointsPlus: 15 (or 5pp/slice)
  • 12" whole wheat pizza crust
  • 1/2 cup light Caesar dressing, divided (I used Ken's Light Options)
  • 3-oz. cooked chicken breast, cut into little bite-sized pieces
  • 2-oz. Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups greens (I used a medley!)
  • Hot sauce to taste!
  1. Preheat the oven to 450f. 
  2. Set aside 2 tbsp of dressing and spread the rest evenly across the top of the pizza crust, leaving an edge. Place cooked chicken pieces evenly around the pizza crust then top with shredded Parmesan and place on a wire rack on a baking sheet and put in the oven (or a pre-heated pizza stone if you're lucky enough to have one!)
  3. Bake for 12 minutes or longer depending on how you like your crust (I like mine super crispy). Remove from the oven and place the lettuce all over the top of the pizza. Drizzle with the set aside Caesar dressing. Slice and serve! Top with hot sauce, if desired - it gives it an extra, tasty kick!
Chicken Caesar Pizza
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  1. Yum!!!! This looks delicious--going to make it for my Caesar-salad-obsessed boyfriend STAT ;-)


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