Saturday, March 19, 2011

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

The Menu:
Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

The Original Recipe:
I have had this recipe to try for awhile now. I think I found it on cassiecraves.blogspot. It was delicious! I used lite Ranch and it was still good.  I used 2 chicken breasts and cooked then shredded them. It gave me enough to also make my BBQ Chicken Pizza, as well. I changed a few things, but added my notes with a * instead of re-writing it because I would probably make it either way. I just did a few things differently.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

source: adapted from Allrecipes

1/2 pound bacon, chopped

2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Salt and pepper to taste

1 (10 ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust

1/2 cup Ranch-style salad dressing

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1 cup chopped tomatoes

1/4 cup chopped green onions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease a pizza pan or medium baking sheet.
2. Cook bacon in a medium skillet over medium heat to desired crispness. Drain on paper towels. Set aside. *( I sauteed the onion with the bacon and then drained. Yum!)
3. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in a large skillet over medium-high heat *(I cooked the chicken in the same skillet that I used for the bacon to get the crispy's off of the bottom and into the chicken!). Cook until no longer pink and juices run clear. Cool, then either shred or chop into small pieces.
4. Unroll dough, and press into the prepared pizza pan or baking sheet. Bake crust for 5 minutes in the preheated oven, or until it begins to turn golden brown. Remove from oven.
5. Spread ranch dressing over partially baked crust. Sprinkle on mozzarella cheese. Place tomatoes, green onion, and chicken on top of mozzarella cheese, then top with Cheddar cheese. Return to the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly. Sprinkle with reserved bacon, slice, and serve.

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