While we were away, our garden thrived.

And thrived!

It is a small little patch of herbs and a very few vegetables. But the peppers, tomatoes, and basil are extremely happy. And if the tomatoes and basil are doing well, so am I.

But what could I make with my leftover barbecue chicken and these ingredients?
I decided to make a pizza. I like to make my own crust, but you can use whatever you normally do when you make pizza. Then I made pesto out of the basil, adding lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil to the blender until smooth. I left out the nuts and the cheese. I wanted it to be smooth and easy to spread over the tender crust. Then I used the parmesan cheese I would normally put in the pesto over it, topped that with chunks of chicken, followed by mozzarella, fresh tomato slices, salt and pepper, and bacon bits. Then I baked it at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for about eighteen minutes.

The result?

A wonderfully original pizza that my
family adored.

If you are blessed with an abundance of basil, try this recipe.

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

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