Spanish Chicken Pizza

I had heard people talk about "pregnancy brain" and before I was pregnant I shrugged it off as something in their imagination. I was even in denial about it at the beginning of my own pregnancy. I would tell myself it wasn't real and that my forgetfulness was due to tiredness. Or that I really wasn't being forgetful. Or . . . what were we talking about?

It's really hard, though, to deny when you can't remember anyone's name for the life of you and you find yourself going back to the grocery store for something you had on your list. Or when you are watching a baseball game with your husband and commenting on how a certain player is having a better year this year, and then just an hour later ask your husband if same player is having a better year this year. Luckily husband knows better than to call you on something like this.

When your mind is in a fog, or when you're just plain busy, recipes with just a few ingredients are your best friend. This one is so simple I am almost embarrassed to post on it, but it has been a favorite combination of mine through the years and thought I'd share it. I often have all the ingredients for it on hand so it's a recipe I can turn to when time is short and I don't feel like pasta or a sandwich. Usually I make the crust from scratch because I have a no-rise recipe that works well for me, but this is even faster if you buy a pre-made pizza crust. Besides being fast, I like that it is a lower-fat recipe that doesn't even taste like it is healthy. I love artichoke hearts, especially paired with tomatoes, and the little salty chunks of green olives are perfect on it. Whether you're short on time or short on memory skills, it's a great meal for a weeknight.

Spanish Chicken Pizza


  • 1 baked 12" pizza crust
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup (4 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 medium Italian plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup quartered artichoke hearts (from 14 oz can) drained and coarsely chopped
  • 3 medium pimiento-stuffed green olives, sliced


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Place pizza crust on ungreased baking sheet and spread diced chicken evenly over the crust. Top with 2/3 cup of the mozzarella cheese.
  2. Arrange tomato slices over cheese. Top with artichoke hearts and green olives. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  3. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and pizza is thoroughly heated.
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 10 min Serves: 4

Recipe Source: Betty Crocker The 300 Calorie Cookbook

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This is like, the only kind of pizza I can eat now, the light and less saucy/cheesy kind. But, truth be told, I like that kind better! I'm imagining all these flavors right now and I think the olives and artichoke hearts would be FANTASTIC together!

I blame a lot of my forgetfulness on pregnancy brain, but I think I'm just being lazy. :) I am sure the full swing pregnancy brain will hit soon, though! :) And when it does, I'm in trouble! :)

Oh, pregnancy brain is real and it can be so frustrating! Lately (I'm a little over 6 months along) I find myself trying to remember what I was doing, or who I was talking to, or...you know what I mean!

No kids here yet, but I'm definitely not looking forward to pregnancy brain. I am forgetful enough the way it is :)

The artichokes and olives sound like they'd give this pizza a great kick. Yum!

Hate to say it but it only gets worse after the baby is born!  Great looking pizza :)

Fabulous pizza recipe, Nicole! This looks mouthwatering and right up my alley. I may not be expecting, but I, too, have been craving something like this lately! :)

Ooooo, that looks yummy!!
Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

There's not much better than homemade pizza, and this is an awesome variation!  I'm going to save it for a night when Shane's out since he'd probably turn his nose up at the veggies.  Silly boy :)

Pregnancy brain should be a documented medical condition.  HAHA.  Love this recipe.  Cannot wait to give it a try.  It looks fantastic.  

Nothing better in this world than a slice of pizza and this flavor combo is amazing.

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