Recipe of the Month: Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

When a pizza recipe combines chicken, bacon and Ranch dressing, how could you possibly go wrong?

Whether it’s served in a warm soup with noodles or fried Kentucky-style to finger-lickin’ perfection, chicken is a go-to meat for countless dishes, including a wide variety of pizzas. Nearly every part of this barnyard bird is edible—let’s hear it for pickled gizzards!—and its mild flavor profile easily adapts to nearly every cuisine. Check out the following recipe for a Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza and give it a shot. And don’t miss the video from Brian Hernandez below!

Ingredients:

20 oz.-24 oz. pizza dough ball
2 garlic cloves, crushed or pressed
1 tbsp. olive oil
10 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 oz. applewood smoked bacon
4 oz. shredded chicken—rotisserie, tenders or wings
2 oz. ranch dressing
2 oz. Buffalo sauce for drizzling or dipping (optional)

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 550°F. Prepare toppings and set aside. Sauté bacon until browned and remove from pan before it turns crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels, then cut into 1” slices. Shred chicken meat. (For Buffalo style, toss chicken with your favorite Buffalo sauce.)

Toss, stretch, roll or press pizza dough into desired size. Spread with olive oil and crushed/pressed garlic, then add mozzarella. Top with shredded chicken and bacon. Bake in oven until mozzarella begins to bubble and bubbles show a hint of brown. Remove from oven and drizzle with Ranch dressing. (For a Buffalo-style Chicken Bacon Ranch pizza, serve with more Buffalo sauce for drizzling or dipping.)