Being the middle child often gets bad raps, but I have seen many rewards from being the middle child of 7, and one of those rewards is this Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza. My sisters are 8 and 6 years older than me, and were living on their own and cooking for their families a lot sooner than me. Their trial and error has saved me time in discovering yummy dishes. This pizza is one of our family favorites, and I appreciate Meg sharing this one with me, we tried it once and my family raved about it – I LOVE recipes like that! Like a lot of people, I tend to tweak things slightly to make it my own and that’s what I have done with this delicious pizza.
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You will start off with this 4 Ingredient Pizza Dough I shared last week. It really is super easy and it only has to rise for 30 minutes – I love quick recipes that taste as amazing as this dough does!
These are our go to ingredients for the Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza. After I have set my dough to rise for 30 minutes, I prep the toppings. I use 2 chicken breasts, slice them in bite size pieces and fry them up in some coconut oil. While that is cooking I cut up my red pepper and dice my red onion. Mix up the olive oil and the minced garlic so its ready to spread on the dough. I love using the already cooked bacon bits from Oscar Mayer – saves me so much time and tastes so good! We are a couple of ranch snobs – we prefer Hidden Valley Ranch or BYU Creamery ranch with this pizza or on our salads 🙂
Once you follow the Pizza Dough recipe you will “paint” on the olive oil and minced garlic all over the dough – crust and middle. Here is a Pastry Brush similar to mine, something I love having in the kitchen!
Next you will brush the ranch dressing on ONLY the middle of the pizza, not the crust.
Add your cooked, diced chicken.
We then sprinkle on the veggies and bacon. My kids are not huge fans of the onions, so its nice to be able to do half the pizza our way, and half their way so everyone is happy 🙂
I always sprinkle the cheese over the top last. I tend to do a little on the edges of the crust, it makes it just a bit more delicious with the crunchy baked cheese.
Bake it for 11-12 minutes or until the crust begins to look golden. Allow to cool a bit before serving.
Pair it with a delicious green salad, add some dipping sauce if you like, and everyone in the family will be wearing a smile 🙂
What are some of your favorite pizza toppings?
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