Chicken Pizza Française

Total Time
51 min
8 min
43 min
A few “French” ingredients combine here to make an especially tasty pizza. Reminiscent of a large open-faced sandwich, a warm pizza crust is slathered with a mustard-mayo spread and topped with cheese, chicken, and a warm spinach mixture. If leeks are available, substitute one large leek for the onions. Herbes de Provence is a delightful mixture of dried herbs used in Provence and other parts of southern France. The mixture varies, but usually contains a combination of thyme, rosemary, lavender, basil, marjoram, sage, savory, fennel, and oregano. If you can’t find it your local supermarket, you can use dried Italian seasoning instead.


Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast

12 oz, 3 (4-ounce)


2 clove(s), or to taste, minced

Herbes de Provence

¼ tsp, or thyme

Black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground


3 medium, sliced


5 Tbsp


9 oz, baby leaves

Frozen pizza crust dough

10 oz, thin, prebaked

Dijon mustard

2 Tbsp

Reduced calorie mayonnaise

2 Tbsp

Swiss cheese

½ cup(s), shredded, shredded, Gruyère variety


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Place the chicken breasts on a plate; sprinkle both sides with half of the garlic, the herbes de Provence, and pepper. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until lightly browned and just cooked through, about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Add the onions and 4 tablespoons of the water to the skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, 15–20 minutes. Add the remaining garlic, remaining 1 tablespoon water, and half of the spinach to the skillet. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring constantly, until the spinach wilts. Add the remaining spinach and cook until wilted.
  4. Place the pizza crust on a nonstick pizza pan or baking sheet. Whisk the mustard and mayonnaise in a small bowl and spread over the crust. Spoon on the onion-spinach mixture, spreading to cover the crust. Slice the chicken breasts on the diagonal into long thin strips; arrange over the onion-spinach mixture. Sprinkle with the cheese. Bake until heated through and the cheese melts, about 12 minutes. Yields 1/6 of pizza per serving.