Spinach Artichoke Chicken Pizza

November 13, 2012 by Ali

Calling all of you spinach artichoke dip lovers!

Allow me to introduce you to one of my new favorites — Spinach Artichoke & Chicken Pizza! Actually, the chicken is optional, but the spinach and artichokes are a must. This one turned out to be fantastic!

I decided to go a little “lighter” with this recipe and went with a simple garlicky olive oil sauce. (Although if you really want a creamy pizza, this would be yummy with some alfredo sauce!) Then layered on lots of fresh spinach, artichoke hearts, chicken, and Mozzarella. And then my favorite part — sprinkled the entire pizza once it was cooked with lots of Parmesan and pine nuts. Mmmm.

Definitely a quick and easy dinner idea that’s full of flavor. And even though summer veggie season finally came to a close, I love that this pizza is still packed with the fresh spinach and jarred artichokes that are easy to find year-round. I’m all for “green” anytime I can find it in the winter!

So if you end up making some spin dip for a party or for watching the game, be sure to pick up an extra jar of artichokes and you can stretch your other ingredients into a pizza too. Or vice versa. Or, just make the pizza!! :)

Spinach Artichoke & Chicken Pizza

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4-6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium unbaked pizza crust, homemade or storebought
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • half of a medium white onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach, loosely-packed
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 (14-ounce) jar artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
  • 1-2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shaved or shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
  • (optional: additional 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped)

Method

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Brush or mist unbaked pizza crust with about 2 Tbsp. olive oil until evenly coated.

In a saute pan, heat the remaining 1 Tbsp. olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the diced onion and saute for 4-5 minutes until translucent, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and spread the onion-garlic mixture evenly over the pizza crust, leaving a 1-inch border.

Then layer on the spinach, artichokes and chicken in an even layer, and sprinkle afterwards with the Mozzarella cheese.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and slightly golden around the edges. Remove and immediately top with the Parmesan, pine nuts and additional spinach if desired. Serve immediately.

For a creamier pizza, feel free to use alfredo sauce in place of the brushed olive oil.

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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15 thoughts on “Spinach Artichoke Chicken Pizza

  1. What a great idea for a pizza! My family would devour this in no time!

    - Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

  2. i want to eat this entire pizza. i’m not lying. i probably could!!!! all of my favorites. and it’s so gorgeous!

    - sally @ sallys baking addiction

  3. I love spinach and artichoke dip, yum!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  4. I’m a huge spinach and artichoke fan so you know this pizza is SCREAMING my name :)

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  5. Looks absolutely delicious! I have a pizza crust in the freezer just waiting to be used…

    - Kitchen Mommy

  6. love that you posted this, because i am making pizza tonight but hadn’t decided just what kind! i love the idea of a lighter sauce – i think it allows the spinach/artichoke flavors to shine! awesome recipe!

    - little kitchie

  7. yum. yum. yummmmmm! ;)

    xo
    summer

    - summer

  8. Oh my goodness this looks amazing! Must try since I am the hugest pizza fan and love spinach artichoke dip too. I have been dreaming up a spinach artichoke panini :)

    - Bree

  9. Whoa, Ali! This pizza looks insanely delish!

    - Ashley - Baker by Nature

  10. I love spinach artichoke dip so I know I would love this pizza! Yum!

    - Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats

  11. My favorite dip on on one of my favorite foods, pizza! Love it! :)

    - kelley {mountain mama cooks}

  12. I love how vibrant this pizza looks and the fact that it’s not too heavy. Delicious!

    - Kathryn

  13. I must confess that I don’t love artichokes but could definitely get on board for this pizza. It looks fabulous!

    - Cassie | Bake Your Day

  14. i love artichoke dip and now making them into pizza is a great idea. and i love how there is no need to make sauce for it. will have to try this out soon :)

    - Dixya @ Food, Pleasure and Health