Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Garlic Ranch Chicken Pizza

We've had a few really good new recipes lately and I'm dying to get caught up over here to share them with you, but we've been in crazy-house-fixing-up mode as we try to get our house on the market.

I couldn't wait to share this one with you though, real quick, because it was really such a hit!
We have dinner weekly with our small group from church -eight adults and nine kids- and this is what I made up for last week... everyone absolutely raved about it and wanted the recipe. All the kids even wolfed it down... all except my kids of course.
Oh well, this will definitely be on a regular rotation at our house from here on out and my kiddos had just better learn to like it. I really don't know why they objected... it's one of the most kid friendly pizza's I've seen!
(recipe lifted almost directly from this blog)

Garlic Ranch Chicken Pizza
(for one pizza)
  • 1 pizza crust
  • 1 tsp. olive oil for crust
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 tomato,sliced and diced
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 Parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast halves, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • garlic (to taste)
  • bacon bits (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper (to taste)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Prepare pizza crust according to directions. (I used pre-made Mama Mary's pizza crust from Walmart)

Saute chicken in skillet with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper (for reference, I diced six big chicken breasts for 4 pizzas)(also when the chicken was finished I sauted some sliced mushrooms to go on one pizza).

Spread Ranch dressing over crust. (about 1/2 cup per pizza)

Sprinkle with cooked chicken, cheeses, tomatoes, green onions and bacon bits. (I made 4 pizzas; 2 with toppings listed above, one with just chicken, mushrooms and cheese and one with just chicken and cheese for the kids)

sorry, it'll be much more fun to take pictures of dinner again when it's not dark outside!

more cheese added after this!!

Place in oven for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let rest for several minutes, then cut and serve.

I didn't take any pictures of the pizzas in the end, but they turned out beautiful and delicious!
I was so pleased with this pizza. I'm not a huge ranch fan so I wasn't sure about it but I thought the kids would like it. Turned out I loved it! The flavors just melted together perfectly!
Super easy and so super yummy!!


heresthediehl said...

just saw your comment as i was getting ready to comment on here! :)

this looks great. we'll definitely be making this soon!

Mom said...

Looks delicious!! I could almost smell them!!! :0)XOXOXO

Three Against One said...

Just copied down your recipe, this is one we will definitely be trying. We love pizza along with ranch and chicken.