Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

Yum!

This is the Bomb!!!

So a few days ago, I was going through a stack of old magazines and newspapers that have been pilling up on my dresser for a while now and since we are moving soon, it was time to throw away and organize some things. Well as I was going through the junk, an ad popped at me.

A pizza ad to be exact.

And since Mr. Picky was right next to me, he noticed. And he said that he was craving pizza. Badly.

So of course I had to make some.

He rarely has any requests when it comes to food so when he does I try to accommodate him as much as possible.

All he wanted on his pizza was chicken, bacon and ranch.

I made it happen and it turned out fricken fa-bu-lous :)

I love making homemade pizza! I just really don’t see the point in spending $15-$20 on something that is really cheap to make! I also love that I know exactly what goes in it and can customize it however I want:)

If you can, make your own dough, the recipe I use is very easy to make and super quick so you definitely need to give it try.

But if you are short on time go ahead and cheat, its ok :)  You can get pizza dough from your local grocery store or ask your favorite pizza place and they might sell you some!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

Makes 1 pizza

Ingredients:

  • Pizza Dough
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 medium small chicken breasts, shredded
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
  • about 2 cups of shredded italian blend cheese
  • ranch to drizzle (I used bacon ranch)

Directions: Preheat oven to 375F.

Roll out the pizza dough and transfer to a pizza pan. Using your fingers, create a crust.

In a bowl combine the tomato sauce, basil, garlic, sugar, salt and red pepper flakes.

Cover the crust with the tomato sauce. Top with shredded chicken, bacon and cheese.

Bake for 23-25mins.

Let cool for 5 mins then drizzle ranch all over!

Devour :)

Notes:

- To shred chicken breasts: In a pot, bring about 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the chicken breasts, return to a boil. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 30mins or until the chicken is easily pierced with a fork. Let it cool and shred with your fingers or 2 forks.

Pizza Bites! Happy Easter Everyone :)

Happy Easter!!!

These puppies are soo easy to make, require only a couple of ingredients and just 5 mins to assemble! They will be gone before you know it! Me and Mr. Picky finished them in literally 5mins, so I would recommend doubling the recipe :) Kids will adore these! You can also make them in advance, just assemble put them in the pie plate, cover with plastic wrap and stick in the fridge until you are ready to use them! Even freeze them!

They are super addictive and will definitely become a regular in my house :)

Cheese melted to perfection, super meaty and the garlic, buttery crust- ahh fabulous!

Pizza Bites

  • 1 can refrigerated pizza dough
  • mini pepperoni (or regular quartered)
  • 6 oz block mozzarella (cubed)
  • 2 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1/2 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • warm pizza or marinara sauce for serving

How to make: Preheat oven to 400F. On a lightly floured surface roll out your pizza dough into a large rectangle. Cut into 18 squares/rectangles. In the center of each square place a couple of pepperoni and 1 or 2 cubes of mozzarella. Pinch the ends together to seal and place seal side down on a greased pie plate. Repeat with remaining of dough. Combine the melted butter, garlic powder and italian seasoning and brush it all over your pizza bundles. Bake for 16-20 mins or until golden. Serve with marinara sauce!

Chicken Parmesan Pizza (Homemade Dough)

This pizza dough is really easy to make! Like sooo easy!!!! I’m always afraid to work with yeast. I’ve never failed making anything with it, but in the back of my mind there is always a little bit of fear. Is my dough going to rise? Is the water lukewarm enough? Is it warm enough in here? But like I said so far I’ve never failed at it so I must be doing something right. I’m not yet familiar enough with it to create my own yeast recipes so I found this one of . If you haven’t seen her youtube videos or her website, you must – she is great! Ok so although my pizza tasted amazing it was a little crunchier than I would’ve liked, I wasn’t paying attention and cooked it a little too long, but it still tasted wonderful! The sauce was great, the chicken nice and crispy, it tasted just like chicken parm on a pizza :) So I would def make it again (just cook it a little less next time)Before it got all big and fluffy (forgot to take a pic after it rose)

Easy Pizza Dough

Makes 2 10in pizzas

Recipe from:

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp of canola oil (or EVOO) (plus a little extra for brushing)
  • 1 1/3 cups of warm water, 110 degrees
  • 1 envelope of yeast (Not Instant)

Directions: In your measuring cup, combine the warm water and yeast. Let it sit for 3 mins.

In the bowl of electric mixer (with dough hook) combine the first 4 ingredients and then on medium speed add the water/yeast mixture. Beat on medium until the dough starts to form, the turn the mixer to low and continue to mix for 10 mins. With a pastry brush, oil two bowls and set aside. Divide the dough into two even halves and roll into a ball. Place each ball in a bowl (seam side down) and brush some more oil on your dough. Let it rise in a warm place for 2 hours or until double the size.

Super Easy No-Cook Pizza Sauce:

Covers 2 10in pizzas

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • a big pinch of chopped parsley
  • a pinch of sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl! YUM!

For Chicken Parmesan Pizza

1 10in pizza

Ingredients:

  • 1 ball of dough (recipe above)
  • 1/2 of the sauce recipe (above)
  • 1 large boneless chicken breast (cut into thin strips)
  • 4 tbsp seasoned bread crumbs
  • plenty of shredded parmesan cheese
  • plenty of mozzarella cheese

Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Dredge the chicken in breadcrumbs and bake on a parchment paper lined baking sheet for 15 mins (flipping once halfway through). Increase the oven temp to 450F and preheat your pizza stone(if using one). Roll out your pizza (with some flour) to form a 10in circle and with your fingers shape a crust. Cover the pizza with the sauce, chicken and cheeses. Transfer to pizza stone (if using)  and bake in preheated oven for 10-15 mins (depending on oven and how crispy you want it) Let it cool, slice and enjoy!!!