Garlic Chicken White Pizza (Pizza Bianca)

Overhead view of sliced garlic white chicken pizza topped with basil leaves.

This garlic chicken white pizza (or pizza bianca) with 3 cheeses and basil comes together quick enough to make on a weeknight, but is delicious enough for date night!


  • 1 unbaked pizza crust (I use my whole wheat pizza dough)
  • 1/3 cup part skim ricotta cheese
  • 5 cloves garlic, 2 minced and 3 thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cooked chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup good quality parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated or torn
  • 5-6 large fresh basil leaves


  1. Heat oven to 500°F. Place a pizza stone in the cold oven to preheat.
  2. Finely mince 2 cloves of garlic. Thinly slice the other 3 cloves. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Stretch or roll dough into a thin circle on a piece of parchment or silicone baking mat, leaving the edges a little thicker.
  4. Stir together ricotta and minced garlic. Dollop over crust and roughly spread out. It's pk if it doesn't cover the whole crust.
  5. Sprinkle half of the parmesan and mozzarella over ricotta. Evenly spread chicken and sliced garlic over the top, then sprinkle evenly with remaining parmesan and mozzarella. Top with basil leaves.
  6. Carefully remove pizza stone from the oven and slide the parchment or mat with pizza onto the stone. Bake 8-10 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and cut into slices. 


  • You can use fresh whole milk mozzarella (the kind that comes in a ball) or part skim mozarella (that comes in a block or bag), either works!
  • If you don't have a pizza stone, use a sturdy baking sheet.
  • You can also grill this pizza using the same instructions, pizza stone and all!
  • If you don't have chicken already cooked, you can either bake a chicken breast in the oven at 375°F, covered, until cooked through, or you can pan-sear it in a skillet on the stove and then cover it until it is cooked through. Or grill it if you're going to be grilling the pizza!

Keywords: garlic chicken white pizza, pizza bianca with chicken