Over the past several years my pizza world has expanded beyond the pizza delivery guy! First, I discovered my love of Maui Zaui pizza. Determined to recreate the pizza at home I soon realized many of my favorites could be made just as good if not better and fresher from home. I then discovered a great pizza dough at our local grocery store...which made me realize that I too could make good dough right at home. Now that I have a some new tools under my belt, it is time to expand my pizza selection even more! As a kid, we would often frequent the local pizza joint every Sunday after church with some of our closest family friends. I don't remember who encouraged our behavior, but the "kids table" would always dip pizza in ranch dressing, especially the pepperoni! When I saw this recipe I knew I would A) love it and B) be reminded of my younger years. I enjoyed this pizza combo so much I have made it twice in the past two weeks!
Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
1 pizza crust (homemade, pre-made or store bought)
Extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup ranch dressing
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and sliced into small strips
1 to 2 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 to 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
4 to 6 slices of bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, for garnish if desired
Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. Place stoneware in oven to preheat for 20 to 30 minutes. Place shaped dough on stoneware after it has been preheated. Brush edges with extra-virgin olive oil and place into oven. Pre-bake the crust for 5 minutes.
Once dough is pre-baked, remove from oven and begin topping with ingredients. Spread ranch dressing in an even layer over the crust. Top with minced garlic, chicken, bacon, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.
Return to the oven and bake until the cheese has melted and the crust is golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with fresh parsley.
Source adapted from: Blogchef.net