Fresh Mozzarella and Pesto Tart Recipe

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Fresh Mozzarella and Pesto Tart

Frozen bread dough makes a handy crust for this chicken-and-pesto-filled tart.

  • 1 16-ounce loaf frozen whole wheat or white bread dough, thawed
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or cooking oil
  • 1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 small yellow or green sweet pepper, cut into thin strips (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 3 plum tomatoes (Italian style), thinly sliced
  • 6 ounces smoked or regular fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll bread dough into a 10-inch circle. Place in a greased 11-inch tart pan with a removable bottom, pressing to fit into pan. Prick crust with a fork. Brush with beaten egg. Bake in a 400-degree F. oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until brown. Transfer to a wire rack (leave oven on).
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat oil. Stir-fry chicken, onion, sweet pepper, and lemon-pepper seasoning over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender. Spread pesto atop the crust. Top with chicken mixture, tomato, and fresh mozzarella.
  • Bake in a 400-degree F. oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Remove from pan; place on a serving platter. Cut into wedges. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition Facts
  • Calories 404, Total Fat 18 g, Saturated Fat 6 g, Cholesterol 74 mg, Sodium 299 mg, Carbohydrate 38 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 23 g. Daily Values: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 16%, Calcium 27%, Iron 0%.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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