Friday, April 13, 2012

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

CPK watch out because now I'm armed with homemade pizza dough and I'm dangerous.  This was a perfect alternative to the boring toppings we're all used to and it was a snap to make.  Thai chicken pizza is my next recipe to tackle! 

1 batch of homemade pizza crust (makes two med pizza)
¼ - 1/2 cup Ranch dressing or enough for a thin layer over dough
6 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 grilled chicken breast, chopped into bite-sized pieces
(Note to the perpetually rushed like me - I splurged and bought a pre-cooked breast to save time)
1 large tomato, seeded and diced
4 green onions, chopped
1 1/2  cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat the oven and a pizza stone to 500° F. Allow the stone to heat for at least 30 minutes. In the mean time, cut a round of parchment paper the size of your pizza stone. (Alternatively, use a pizza peel.) Sprinkle lightly with cornmeal or semolina flour.

Divide pizza toppings in half and to make each pie.  Here's how!

Gently roll out the pizza dough into a large circle, leaving a thicker ring around the edge for the crust. Spread the Ranch dressing in a thin layer evenly over the unbaked crust. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella. Top with grilled chicken, tomato and green onions. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar. Once assembled, carefully transfer the parchment round and pizza to the preheated baking stone and return to the oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and browned.  Break open a beer and dig in! 

Recipe adapted from Annie's Eats

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