Thursday, February 5, 2009

Ranch Chicken Pizza

Last night I made some more Homemade Pizza. While Emi liked the kind I made last time, he thought the dough was a little bit too crunchy so he wasn't too excited that I wanted to make Homemade Pizza again. This dough came out with a little bit of a crunch to it, but for the most part it was soft. This will be my standard go to Pizza Dough recipe from now on.

Emi LOVED the flavor of this pizza and ending up eating most of the pizza himself. The only change I wanted to make was to add some green onions to the topping, but then I found out that I didn't have any. Next time I will try that for sure. I LOVE green onions. (Side note on the picture: I thought I picked up sliced olives, but instead they were chopped, so that is what those weird clumps of black on the picture are.)

I found both the pizza dough recipe and the sauce and toppings recipe at Shayla's Kitchen (as linked in the recipe title).

Pizza Dough

1 pkg. Dry yeast (2 tsp. = 1 pkg.)
2 Tbsp. Lukewarm water
Dissolve yeast in warm water.
1 egg
1 tsp. Salt
½ tsp. Sugar
1 Tbsp. Shortening or oil
1 cup boiling water
3 cups flour

Beat egg, add shortening, salt, sugar. Slowly stir in boiling water. Cool to lukewarm and add yeast mixture. Add ½ flour; stir (or beat with electric mixer) until smooth. Add remaining flour. Knead to soft dough. Roll to fit pan. Spread light coating of oil over dough on pan. Let rise 15 minutes. (You can spread on sauce and toppings while waiting for dough to rise.)

Cook at 425 for 15 - 20 minutes. (Check at 15 minutes.) HINT WHILE BAKING: Turn oven to BROIL for one minute at the very end of pizza cooking time. This gives the cheese a nice brown that is so delicious!

Ranch Chicken Pizza

1/2 cup Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
*2 chicken breasts, cooked, and cut into strips
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1 can olives, sliced
2 stalks green onions

Blend together dressing, cream cheese, and tomato paste. Stir in cooked chicken. Spread on pizza crust. Top with mozzarella cheese and olives.

1 comment:

Lyle and Erin said...

Yummy! This pizza sounds so good! I am going to have to try it. I am not a big olive fan, but I think I will try it with some bacon. Chicken, bacon, and ranch go so good together.

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