Ranch.... Chicken... Pizza....??? What's not to love here??? I got the basic idea for this pizza from a recipe I saw on Annie's Eats. I love Annie's site. She is an incredible baker, an amazing cookie designer, and an awesome cook! I have not been disappointed of anything that I have made of hers.
So this was my test pizza night. I wanted to finally use the dough ball I had in my freezer from the batch I made back in September. I was a tiny bit frustrated because that it was not as easy to work with this time around. I knew it wouldn't be the same, but it was still a bit disappointing...despite that, the crust still ended up being fantastic! Just as good as the first part of the batch. I may have stretched it a bit too thin so it made a thinner crust pizza this time, but the flavor was still there and I impressed that I could just pull it out of the freezer and in a while have homemade pizza...without all the work!!
Ranch Chicken Pizza (Grilled)
Inspired by Annie's Eats
salt and pepper
1-2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (or however much you need to cover your pizza)
1 roasted pepper (any color), diced
2 green onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 Tablespoons ranch dressing
1/2 Tablespoon sour cream (or you can use more ranch)
1/4 - 1/2 cup pizza sauce (depends on how much sauce you like really)
1-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (depends on how cheesy you want it)
pizza dough ball
Preheat grill to 400 degrees. Rub a little olive oil on the chicken breast and then season with salt and pepper. Grill chicken for 5-8 minutes on each side or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove and allow to cool. Once cooled, dice or cube or cut into thin strips. Place the cut chicken into a bowl and add the ranch dressing and sour cream. Stir to coat chicken; set aside.
Roll out dough and brush both sides with olive oil. Place the dough directly on the grill or on a piece of aluminum foil on the grill. Grill until one side is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from grill and flip over. Top with pizza sauce. Add the chicken, pepper, green onion, and cheese. Place back on grill for another 5-8 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
To Bake: Preheat oven to 450-500 degrees. Shape your dough and then add the sauce, chicken, peppers, green onions, and cheese. Bake 10-20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted. If you have a pizza stone, this would be the perfect time to use it. Let the stone heat in the oven for about 20 minutes, then place the pizza on it..bake about 10-12 minutes.