Garlic-Buttered Chicken & Zucchini Pizza

Ever have those days when at breakfast you’re already thinking about dinner?  And know exactly what you want?  Then you can’t stop thinking about it all day long and can’t wait for dinner time to roll around?  I had one of those days last week and pizza was on my brain at breakfast…and the rest of the day.

Even though I usually make our favorite Margherita Pizza I decided to use up the absurd amount of zucchini our neighbors have given us and make a chicken and zucchini pizza.

It had potential to be healthy-ish (as healthy as pizza can get) but then I went and drenched the darn crust in garlic butter. Yeah-garlic butter.

Oh but it was good.


It kinda tasted like the garlic butter dipping sauce from Papa John’s.  Except you don’t have to dip over and over, you just get that garlicy-butta taste in every bite.

To save on time I picked up some pre-made dough from our favorite little pizza joint.  Then just rolled it out and slathered on the butter.

And covered it with mozzarella cheese, shredded chicken and zucchini.  Then popped in the oven for about 10 minutes.   Easy enough right? 

Next time you’ve got pizza on the brain at breakfast, make this one.

Garlic-Buttered Chicken & Zucchini Pizza
1 store bought pizza dough 
2-3 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 medium zucchini, shredded
1 cup shredded chicken
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 500 and place oven rack on bottom rack. 
On a lightly floured surface roll out dough into a rectangular shape.  Place dough on a greased cookie sheet and press out to the edges of the pan.  
Melt butter and garlic in a small bowl.  Brush garlic-butter all over the pizza dough.  
Top with mozzarella cheese, chicken and zucchini.  Season with salt and pepper. 
Bake at 500 for about 10-12 minutes until the crust is golden and cheese is all melted.  Cut into squares and serve.


  1. SnoWhite August 15, 2012

    I love this idea!

  2. CJ @ Morsels of Life August 15, 2012

    What a great way to use up some zucchini! It certainly looks like some tasty eats. I’ll have to give it a try. :)

  3. Love the idea of garlic butter ! And zucchini topping – genius!

  4. Lauren and Zach August 16, 2012

    So funny you posted this, our friends just gave us a pizza stone. I will be making this soon!! Thanks!

  5. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction August 16, 2012

    Yum! This sounds wonderful!

  6. We love pizza – and have it every Friday night. I am always on the lookout for new ideas! Pinned :)

  7. Life With Lucy September 1, 2012

    This sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  8. Jenn June 21, 2013

    Anyone using the canned Pilsbury pizza dough- 500* at 8 minutes is way more than enough time. Lesson learned. lol

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