Garlic-Ranch Chicken Pizza {Hello Summer}

 Hi everyone! I’m Lauren, a guest from the food blog Tastes Better From Scratch, and I’m so excited to be sharing one of my favorite pizza recipes with you all!

Garlic Ranch Chicken Pizza from Taste Better From Scratch on iheartnaptime.com

I’ve got to be honest, the Mister and I make homemade pizzas together almost every weekend…we love them that much! It’s always tricky choosing what type of pizza to make since we have soo many favorites! I love a traditional margherita pizza with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil,  and he loves Barbecue Chicken Pizza. But we’re always, always, able to agree on this Garlic-Ranch Chicken Pizza! It’s the YUMMIEST pizza, and definitely one of our all-time favorites!

Garlic Ranch Chicken Pizza 2Garlic Ranch Chicken Pizza from Taste Better From Scratch on iheartnaptime.com

Garlic Ranch Chicken Pizza from Taste Better From Scratch on iheartnaptime.com

The key to the perfect homemade pizza, is having the perfect pizza crust. It’s taken me a really long time to master the perfect homemade pizza crust. I’ve tried so many recipes that are bland, “bready” and dense, or they’re flimsy and we end up eating the pizza with a fork. I’ve tried dozens of recipes and finally, I got it right! This crust is chewy, crusty on the outside and soft on the inside–just like a pizza crust should be!  Top your crust with the fixin’s for this delicious Garlic-Ranch Chicken pizza and you’ve got the perfect summer dinner your whole family will love! And if you’d rather leave your oven off during the summer months, you should definitely try this pizza grilled!  Find instructions below for grilled pizza!

Garlic-Ranch Chicken Pizza

Ingredients

  • Dough for 1 large pizza
  • For the pizza:
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • For the Garlic-Ranch Sauce:
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon chopped, dried chives
  • 1/8 teaspoon dill
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried parsley
  • dash of onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together for the garlic-ranch sauce. Spread mixture over the top of the pizza dough. Sprinkle 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese over top, followed by the chicken, bacon, and tomatoes. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake at 450 degrees F for 9-12 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly.
  2. *For grilled pizzas: Oil your grill and turn heat to medium-low. Shape dough into long, slipper-shaped pieces. Brush dough with olive oil and grill for 2 minutes on one side, with the grill cover on. Flip to the other side and brush again with olive oil. Cook for 2 minutes, with the grill lid on. Remove crust to a plate and add toppings. Return to grill and cook just until cheese is melted, 1-2 more minutes.
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I hope you love this pizza as much as we do, and stop by Tastes Better From Scratch, or follow me on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram, for more yummy meal ideas, like these:

Tuscan Garlic Chicken 

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Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad Copycat

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Italian Meatball Subs

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Lauren_Allenps200-e1404152322968-150x150Hi, I’m Lauren, a food enthusiast and a true believer that everything Tastes Better From ScratchAnd not only does it taste better, it’s usually better for you, and less expensive!  My blog is all about sharing easy, homemade meal ideas and recipes that the whole family will love!

THANKS Lauren for sharing this yummy recipe during our Hello Summer Event! Click HERE to see more ideas from the event.

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Comments

  1. Katie+@+Made+to+be+a+Momma posted on July 8, 2014 at 8:50 am (#
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    Looks delicious! The hubby and I love all kinds of pizza too :)

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  2. Matt+Robinson posted on July 8, 2014 at 2:24 pm (#
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    This is exactly my kind of pizza, love it!!

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  3. Aimee @ Like mother like daughter posted on July 8, 2014 at 3:19 pm (#
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    Mmm Lauren, I love garlic ranch chicken pizza but haven’t ever made one myself. I want this for lunch right now!

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  4. Amy@theidearoom posted on July 8, 2014 at 3:40 pm (#
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    This looks amazing! Pinned

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  5. Lyn posted on July 8, 2014 at 5:43 pm (#
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    how many would this serve? Two?

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    • Jamielyn replied on July 10th, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      Hi Lyn! This pizza serves about three. :)

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  6. Vanessa Barker posted on July 9, 2014 at 6:04 pm (#
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    This looks so amazing. I definitely want to try it. We usually do pepperoni or canadian bacon and pineapple when we make our own, so I definitely need to branch out.

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  7. Michelle posted on July 10, 2014 at 11:15 pm (#
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    This looks incredible. I want to try it grilled for sure!

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  8. Coleen posted on July 11, 2014 at 12:56 pm (#
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    I’ve never tried a grilled pizza but sounds amazing! I love garlic, ranch, chicken, and pizza but never would have thought to put it all together! Trying this for sure!

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  9. Kristyn posted on July 11, 2014 at 4:28 pm (#
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    Oh my goodness! This looks SOOO good!! Cannot wait to try – thanks!!

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  10. Katie+@+little+house+of+four posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:38 pm (#
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    This looks amazing! I’m always looking for new pizza recipes and this is a must try! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Sydney @Tastefully Frugal posted on July 19, 2014 at 12:42 am (#
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    This looks so good! I’m on a homemade pizza kick lately and I definitely am going to try this one!!

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  12. AmieJo posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:41 am (#
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    This looks great. I will have to make it. I love anything homemade and not out of a box. Pinned. Stopped by from Made By You Monday.

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