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Roasted Garlic Chicken Pizza

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I’m back again with the second recipe for Real Women of Philadelphia! And oh my heavens. Any of you pizza lovers out there won’t want to miss this one…

Basically, this is my version of the beloved garlic chicken pizza kicked up a notch. And it’s simplified a notch too since — aside from roasting a head or two of garlic — this only took 5 minutes of prep! Perfect for a busy weekday night.

All the recipe calls for are seven simple ingredients — a favorite pizza crust, shredded chicken (I used rotisserie), onions (whatever kind you like or you can nix them), shredded cheese (I accidentally bought Monterrey Jack instead of mozzarella, but ended up loving it!), fresh parsley, and lots of whole roasted garlic cloves (um…YUM). But instead of making a cream sauce, I decided instead to try out the new line of PHILADELPHIA Brand Cooking Cremes as the base for this pizza! I had noticed their arrival recently at my grocery stores, so decided to try the “Italian Herbs & Cheese Cooking Creme” in this recipe.

And holy cow — the results were amazing!! Honestly I would have never guessed this pizza just had seven ingredients. The flavor was incredible, and I definitely loved the extra creaminess and herbs from the PHILADELPHIA Brand Cooking Creme. I’ll definitely be bookmarking this recipe, and trying new variations with other ingredients again very soon. :)

For more new and delicious recipes made with the new PHILADELPHIA Brand Cooking Cream and Cream Cheese, check out this roundup of some other BlogHer bloggers’ recipes here, as well as the Real Women of Philadelphia website! It’s a great community offering dozens of delicious recipes.

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Roasted Garlic Chicken Pizza

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  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3-5 servings 1x


Easy, fast and so flavorful — this Roasted Garlic Chicken Pizza recipe will have everyone going back for seconds!


  • 12 whole heads of roasted garlic
  • 1 pizza crust, homemade or storebought (**see tip below**)
  • 1/2 cup PHILADELPHIA brand Italian Herb & Cheese Cooking Creme
  • 23 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • sliced white or red onions
  • 12 cups shredded Monterrey Jack or Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 handful Italian parsley, finely-chopped


  1. Begin by roasting your head(s) of garlic. Once it is ready and cooled to room temperature, carefully squeeze the garlic cloves out of the skin and set aside.
  2. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees (or the temperature specified on your pizza crust, if storebought).
  3. Lay your pizza crust on a floured work surface. Spread the top with the PHILADELPHIA brand Cooking Creme, leaving a 1-inch border for crust. Sprinkle evenly with shredded chicken, onions, roasted garlic cloves, and about half of the chopped parsley. Top evenly with cheese.
  4. Transfer to a pizza baking sheet and bake at 425F degrees for 12-16 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown. (Or you can bake it on a pizza stone, following the manufacturer’s instructions if you’d like.) Remove pizza and let cool for 5 minutes before slicing. Garnish with the remaining chopped parsley, and serve.

Ali’s Tip:

For a fun time saver, stop by a favorite local pizza restaurant and ask to buy (just) their dough for your pizza.

For more great recipes, check out the finalists of the Real Women of Philadelphia contest. The winners will be announced June 30th at The Live Event but until then, the recipes are worth perusing. Enjoy!

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19 comments on “Roasted Garlic Chicken Pizza”

  1. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This looks really good. I am anxious to try it. Where in the supermarket do you find the Philadelphia brand cooking creme? Is it by the cream cheese?

    • Hi Glenna!

      The new cooking cremes are actually right next to the cream cheese at the grocery store. They’re in little tubs. Here’s a photo ~ Enjoy!!!


  3. This looks great. I keep hearing about this cooking creme. I need to check it out!

  4. Oh my oh my…..this is not only right up my alley, but right up to my FRONT DOOR! Yummm Eeeee!

  5. we are big pizza fans in this house!! these looks good!!!

    it was great meeting you last night!!

  6. Yum! Sounds like a fabulous combination of flavors, and I bet all that roasted garlic tastes great. :)

  7. I made this last night for my boyfriend and I and it was super delish! It even reheats really well in a toaster oven if you have leftovers the next day! Super easy pizza to throw together, and using a rotisserie chicken made it a million times quicker.

  8. Oh, this looks absolutely delicious. Bookmarking right now.

  9. This recipe is awesome! I HIGHLY recommend it. For the cooking creme I used alfredo sauce…still great. I grilled it. Will post on my blog too (with a link here). Way to go!

  10. I made it last night for dinner and my husband and I thought it was great! I will be making it often. Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. This is by far one of my favorite recipes I have made of all time! I love your blog and I am hooked on this pizza! Making this one again very soon.

  12. That pizza is looking nice and tasty!

  13. Awesome!! My whole family loved it!!

  14. I made some modifications to this recipe and everyone absolutely loved it! I decided to try making it a chicken bacon ranch pizza with garlic. So, I used the original cooking creme and added a packet of the Hidden Valley Ranch dry Ranch dressing to it. I cooked the chicken strips that I got from the freezer section in extra virgin olive oil. Took that out of the frying pan. Then added the bacon. Once the whole pound of bacon was done cooking I reserved 2 tablespoons roughly of the bacon grease and sauteed the small onion that I chopped up very tiny (I don’t like onions unless they are chopped tiny) and the garlic. I put the creme sauce on the boboli pizza crust and afterwards realized that I should not put the entire container on this crust as the middle was done but not as crisp as the outside was. Added the chicken & bacon & onions. Added the cheese and then chopped up the garlic and added that to the top of it. I forgot about the parsley until it was done cooking and the parsley might have made a difference in the crispiness of the middle but not sure. But added it when I pulled it out of the oven. This is on my make again list of recipes! LOVED IT!

  15. Wow this looks amazing :)
    I’m definitely going to try this recipe.
    I just bought a Forno Pizza Oven and have been looking for recipes all day.
    Thanks for sharing!

  16. I found this recipe and was so excited to try it because there are no tomatoes, which I refuse to eat. However, when I went to get everything at the store, I could not find the Philadelphia cooking cream. Talking with Philadelphia on Twitter and have learned they are discontinuing their cooking creams. However, they just provided me a substitution for the cooking cream:

    Italian Herb Cooking Crème: 1 tub Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread, 2 Tbsp. milk and 1 tsp Italian seasoning

  17. This was so good! It was thoroughly enjoyed for our family pizza night.