The BEST Garlic-Ranch Chicken Pizza – Grand Lake Realtor

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Shelley Koster

Bartlesville & Grand Lake Realtor

Are you looking for a healthy, made from scratch, pizza recipe? Then look no further! Today, we have the BEST garlic-ranch chicken pizza from one of our favorite food blogs, Tastes Better from Scratch.

This recipe combines some of my favorite pizza toppings and the dough that you create is SPECTACULAR!

This recipe will change up the way you do dinner. There are several different elements for this pizza, we have included all the recipes you’ll need, lets begin!

1. The Dough

This pizza dough is probably some of the best pizza dough that I have ever tried. Here is how to make it!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 3 3/4 – 4 cups flour (bread flour works best, but all purpose works fine)

Instructions

  • In a large bowl of a stand mixer combine 1/2 cup of the warm water with the sugar and yeast. Stir to dissolve the yeast and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Add the remaining 1 cup of warm water, and the olive oil, salt and vinegar.
  • Begin mixing on medium-low speed and gradually add the flour –knead for about 7 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic (it should be sticky, but not soo sticky that it sticks to your clean fingertip.) Cover the bowl with a dry towel and allow to rest in a warm place until doubled in volume–about 1 hour.
  • Gently punch the dough down and place on a floured counter top. Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces (this can vary depending on how thick you want your crust/how big you want your pizza. I make three medium size pizzas). Roll and stretch your dough to desired size and thickness. Allow to rest for 20 minutes. In the meantime, preheat your oven to 450 degrees F and brush dough lightly with olive oil.
  • Pre-bake the dough on a pizza stone or in pizza pan for 6 minutes. Remove from oven and add toppings. Return to oven and bake for 8-12 more minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.

Print – Perfect Pizza Crust

2. The Garlic-Ranch Sauce

This really brings the whole pie together!

Ingredients 

  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon chopped, dried chives
  • 1/8 teaspoon dill
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried parsley
  • Dash of onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions 

  • Mix everything together!

3. The Pizza!

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Ingredients 

  • Dough for 1 large pizza
  • For the pizza:
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced

Instructions 

  • Mix all ingredients together for the garlic-ranch sauce. Spread mixture over the top of the pizza dough. Sprinkle 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese over top, followed by the chicken, bacon, and tomatoes. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake at 450 degrees F for 9-12 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly.
  • *For grilled pizzas: Oil your grill and turn heat to medium-low. Shape dough into long, slipper-shaped pieces. Brush dough with olive oil and grill for 2 minutes on one side, with the grill cover on. Flip to the other side and brush again with olive oil. Cook for 2 minutes, with the grill lid on. Remove crust to a plate and add toppings. Return to grill and cook just until cheese is melted, 1-2 more minutes.

Print – Garlic-Ranch Chicken Pizza

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