6 Ingredient Chicken Pesto Pizza Easy Camping Recipe!

If you are looking for easy camping meals, you’ve gotta try this one!

This Chicken Pesto Pizza Easy Camping Recipe is lightning fast because it uses a pre-baked pizza crust and pre-cooked chicken.

 

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How To Make This Chicken Pesto Camping Pizza Recipe

This camping recipe calls for prepared pesto. 

You can just pick up a jar at your grocery store or you can make my fresh Basil Pesto: Fresh and Freezable Camp Recipe.

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Camping Pizza Made With Four Methods

I love creating camping food that can be prepared with various methods.

Choose your cooking preference and start making your Chicken Pesto Camping Pizza dinner!

  1. Easy Campfire Recipes: Lightly wrap the pizza just as you would your other campfire meals in foil EXCEPT you will be creating a loose tent around the pizza rather than a tight packet. Then, place on campfire grill grate above hot coals.
  2. Dutch Oven Camping Recipes: Make sure you have a large enough oven to accommodate the size of your pizza crust.
  3. Camp Stove Recipes: Prepare your Dutch oven dome and heat diffuser for convection type heating with your propane camp stove.
  4. Camp or RV Oven: Fully pre-heat the oven to avoid uneven heating and burning.

You are actually just heating this meal because all of the ingredients in this recipe are already cooked.


Step 1. Preheat your heat source.

Choose your cooking method and prepare it for cooking at approximately 450 degrees.


Step 2. Prepare your pizza crust.

Spread the pesto mixture over the crust, add chicken mixture and cheese.


Step 3. Bake your pizza.

You’ll be heating your pizza at 450 degrees for about 8-10 minutes.

But, if your oven won’t get that hot, you can reduce the temperature to around 350 degrees and expect the time to take a little longer.

You are just baking your Chicken Pesto Pizza until it is heated through and the cheese is melted.


Step 4. Top and serve.

Now it’s time to add some fresh basil and enjoy!


Camp Cooking Tip: I usually have cooked shredded chicken in my home freezer so I can make quick meals like this but if you don’t have that on hand you can use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and just shred the amount you need.


Check out our Dutch Oven Temperature Chart for information on the number of coals you need for your situation.

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Print This Chicken Pesto Pizza Easy Camping Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pre-baked pizza crust
  • 1 cup prepared basil pesto, divided
  • 1 cup cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 large fresh basil leaves, torn in small pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat your heat source for cooking at 450 degrees: campfire, charcoal briquettes, propane stove, camp oven or RV oven. *See note below.
  2. Spread half of the pesto mixture over the top of the pizza crust.
  3. Toss the other half of the pesto mixture with the shredded chicken and spread on the crust.
  4. Top with the mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake the pizza until heated through and the cheese is melted. This will take about 8-10 minutes. If your oven won’t get that hot, just bake it at 350 degrees and expect the time to take a little longer.
  6. Top with torn basil and serve. Enjoy!

Notes

*NOTE: This recipe is so versatile because it can be cooked so many ways.

  • Campfire: Lightly wrap the pizza in foil and place on campfire grill grate above hot coals.
  • Dutch Oven With Charcoal: Make sure you have a large enough oven to accommodate the size of your pizza crust.
  • Dutch Oven With Propane Camp Stove: Prepare your Dutch oven dome and heat diffuser for convection type heating and make sure you have a large enough oven to accommodate the size of your pizza crust.
  • Camp or RV Oven: Fully pre-heat the oven to avoid uneven heating and burning.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 786Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 1094mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 28g


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