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Focaccia Pizza with Chicken & Asparagus


Today we’re talking about a super easy recipe for focaccia pizza with chicken & asparagus! Focaccia is a fluffy Italian bread perfect for turning into pizza! This pizza is topped with an easy cream sauce, feta, chicken, asparagus & mozzarella. This recipe is the perfect addition to your spring menu!

What Is Focaccia?

Focaccia is an Italian-style bread that is made with olive oil and has a touch of sweetness to it. Traditionally it’s made with extra-virgin olive oil and creates this pillowy bread that can be used for SO many things.


Focaccia is often used as a replacement for pizza dough, but can also be used for sandwiches or a side dish with supper.

If there is your first time using focaccia- go ahead and pick one up at the store (no shame, I did it too). However, if you have the time you can always make this bread homemade to use with this recipe!


What Is Focaccia Pizza?

Originally I was going to use a flatbread for this recipe. However, I was standing in the bread aisle and saw this focaccia bread sitting there and thought ” this will probably be a lot better” so here we are!

Focaccia Pizza is literally the same as regular pizza except instead of using a pizza dough you use focaccia bread!
For this recipe, the focaccia bread is already cooked before baking, however other recipes may be different.


Replacement for Focaccia

Maybe you just can’t seem to get your hands on some focaccia, or you just don’t have time to make one.
Some great alternatives are first and foremost pizza dough. Secondly, a flatbread or naan bread will also work great for this recipe too!
Just know, if you do end up changing the base of your pizza the nutrition information will change as well!
Focaccia Pizza with Chicken & Asparagus on a wooden cutting board.

Some Other Alternatives

The Cream Sauce

Maybe making your own cream sauce just isn’t for you and that’s okay! If you’re looking for an alternative I suggest going with an alfredo sauce (or equivalent).

As an Italian, I will always suggest making your own sauce, but sometimes I know that just isn’t possible!

Making it Vegetarian

Looking for a meatless option? No problem! Just skip out on the chicken!

Making it Vegan?

I’m sure there is a way to make this vegan, but it’s way out of my line of expertise. You would have to take out the chicken, change the cheese to vegan cheese, and somehow come up with a cream sauce.

Coconut milk MIGHT work, but then you’re stuck with a coconut milk sauce which I don’t think would go well.

Cheese Alternatives & Add Ons

Not sure about the feta cheese? You can switch it out for goat cheese or just leave it out and stick with the mozzarella!

You can also add on some parmesan or romano cheese if you’re looking for extra flavour!

The Cayenne Pepper

Honestly, I just added it in because I like things spicy, but by no means is it essential to the pizza tasting good.

If you want to add it in perfect! If not, don’t sweat it.

Okay, we covered the basics. Ready to get into it?

Let's Get Cooking Focaccia Pizza with Chicken & Asparagus

Focaccia Pizza with Chicken & Asparagus

Focaccia is a fluffy Italian bread perfect for turning into pizza! This pizza is topped with an easy cream sauce, feta, chicken, asparagus & mozzarella.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 350 kcal


  • 1 300g focaccia pizza
  • 1/2 cup shredded chicken
  • 1/3 cup cream sauce
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella
  • 1/3 cup feta
  • 3 spears asapragus sliced
  • Drizzle of Olive Oil

For Cream Sauce

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/8 tsp parsley
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne optional


For Cream Sauce

  • On medium-low begin melting your butter. Add in your garlic and cook for 15 seconds
  • Add in your flour and stir until it becomes like a paste.
  • Add in your milk and stir until there are no clumps of flour.
  • Add the rest of your ingredients & cook for 4-5 minutes or until thickened.
  • if your sauce gets too thick add in a bit of milk or water until it gets to your desired consistency.

For Pizza

  • Preheat your oven to 350
  • Drizzle olive oil on the base of your focaccia
  • Layer your sauce, chicken, most of your asparagus, feta, and mozzarella.
  • Add a few remaining pieces of asparagus to the top, and place in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • OPTIONAL: after 15 minutes set your oven to broil and cook on high until the top starts to brown. Don't take your eyes off it. It browns quickly!


Calories: 350kcal
Keyword asparagus, focaccia, pizza reciped, summer pizza
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