Pioneering Today-Homemade White Sauce Chicken Pizza

As you know, I’m all about homemade bread after discovering I could bake fresh bread for my family in less than 5 minutes a day.

And I’ve always made my own pizza dough, but this week, I discovered the best pizza crust ever. Yes, you read that right, ever, via the Prairie Homesteader. I adjusted the herbs to what I had on hand, but you can see her version of the dough by clicking on the link. She’s got other fun stuff, too.

In fact, it’s so good, I’m going to try making it into homemade bread sticks.

So here’s the recipe for both her pizza crust and my homemade white sauce chicken pizza.

Pizza Crust

1 cup warm water

1 Tablespoon olive oil

2 teaspoons sugar

1 Tablespoon yeast

1 teaspoon Italian herb mix

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

2 3/4 cup flour

Combine yeast and water in bowl until yeast is dissolved. Mix oil, sugar, and seasonings in small bowl. Add to yeast and water, mix, then add in flour. Knead for 8 minutes on lightly floured surface and allow to rise for 1 hour. I use the top of the fridge, it’s warm and draft free.

Sauce

1/2 package (4oz) softened low-fat cream cheese

1/4 cup minced onion

1 clove minced garlic

1/2 cup ranch dressing (You can use blue cheese if you prefer, or a mixture)

Mix all these together and add more dressing if you prefer it thinner.

Toppings

1 grilled chicken breast, diced

3 slices cooked turkey bacon, crumbled

sliced mushrooms to taste

1/2 sliced zucchini, slice very thin or it won’t cook all the way through, I used a mandolin

1 to 2 cups grated Queso Fresco Mexican cheese (or mozzarella)

Grate fresh parmesan on top for added flavor

Bake on pizza stone (you have to get one, it’s like the difference between cast iron and teflon) at 400 degrees for 18 minutes

Pioneering Today-Homemade White Sauce Chicken Pizza
 
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • Pizza Crust
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herb mix
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2¾ cup flour
  • Sauce
  • ½ package (4oz) softened low-fat cream cheese
  • ¼ cup minced onion
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • ½ cup ranch dressing (You can use blue cheese if you prefer, or a mixture)
  • Mix all these together and add more dressing if you prefer it thinner.
  • Toppings
  • 1 grilled chicken breast, diced
  • 3 slices cooked turkey bacon, crumbled
  • sliced mushrooms to taste
  • ½ sliced zucchini, slice very thin or it won’t cook all the way through, I used a mandolin
  • 1 to 2 cups grated Queso Fresco Mexican cheese (or mozzarella)
Instructions
  1. For crust combine yeast and water in bowl until yeast is dissolved. Mix oil, sugar, and seasonings in small bowl. Add to yeast and water, mix, then add in flour. Knead for 8 minutes on lightly floured surface and allow to rise for 1 hour. I use the top of the fridge, it’s warm and draft free.
  2. Roll out on pizza stone. Smear sauce over top of crust. Layer toppings. We've also used sliced mozzarella with great success instead of grating as well.
  3. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 18 minutes.

What’s your favorite pizza or toppings?

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