Disclosure: I recieved a lovely care package of products from Colavita, plus I am being compensated for my participation in the Italian Summer Grilling campaign; all opinions are 100% my own.

I’ve been using and enjoying Colavita olive oils and vinegars for years, so the decision to collaborate with them on a Italian Summer Grilling post was an easy one for me. They sent me a variety of beautiful products and asked me to create a recipe for the grill using at least five of the items.

colavita products

I came up with this Grilled Pesto Chicken Pizza with Fontina, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes: it’s definitely a keeper.

Grilled Pesto Chicken Pizza

Have you ever cooked pizza on the grill? It’s so quick, easy, and delicious, and makes a perfect summer meal. I’ve had a pizza stone like this one for a long time and I use it both in the oven and on the grill. This pizza was finished on the grill itself after cooking on the pizza stone.

For the chicken: I first marinated it, then cooked it on the grill before using it as one of the pizza toppings. Feel free to play around with the cheese in this recipe: I think a smoked mozzarella would be great. You can use be creative with vegetables, as well: adding some sliced cooked artichoke hearts or grilled eggplant would be perfect, I think.

You may use store-bought pizza dough or you can make one of Colavita’s pizza dough recipes: try the classic Fresh Pizza Dough or go for something more unique (and gluten free) with the Polenta Pizza Crust or the Cauliflower Pizza Crust.

Grilled Pesto Chicken Pizza

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Grilled Pesto Chicken Pizza

More great-looking pizzas from Colavita:
Eggplant Parmesan Pizza
Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Pizza


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    Currently Crushing On. | How Sweet It Is — May 30, 2015 @ 9:36 am

    […] pesto chicken pizza with fontina. dying for […]

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    QueenSashy | Three Little Halves — June 27, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

    I love pesto and fontina, but never used them together! Not sure how I managed to overlook such a great working combination of foods. Look forward to trying this out ASAP.

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    Bangladesh all Newspaper — September 13, 2015 @ 1:25 pm

    Yummmmmy !! I must be made at home.

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    Tyler Read — February 4, 2016 @ 6:53 pm

    Since I love pesto, this is definitely going to be on my to-do list. Thanks so much for the recipes I love your website!