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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

Our family loves this delicious homemade chicken bacon ranch pizza. The combination is a tasty break from traditional pepperoni and will get you excited about pizza night!

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Pizza with chicken, bacon, ranch and avocado on top

This pizza was inspired by a pizza I used to order at California Pizza Kitchen that had avocado on it. You might think this is totally weird but trust me, it’s delicious!

Homemade pizza with chicken, bacon, avocado and ranch

Ingredients:

kitchen aid mixer with flour in the bowl with olive oil, yeast, salt and measuring cups sitting next to mixer

Ingredients for Pizza Dough

My homemade pizza dough recipe is so simple and only calls for a few ingredients. If you want more guidance make sure to ready my post How to Make Pizza Dough, it has everything you need to know! Pizza dough is a lean dough that’s low in fat and sugar to produce a crispy on the outside crust. We add a little olive oil for flavor.

  • Water
  • Active Dry Yeast
  • Flour- I like to use bread flour, all-purpose works but bread flour produces a little bit better results. If you’d like to make a whole wheat flour just use 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 bread flour.
  • Salt
  • Olive Oil
Ingredients for topping a bacon chicken ranch pizza on a white background

Ingredients for Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

  • Olive Oil- Brushing the edges of the crust with olive oil helps the crust to be crispy but not too hard.
  • Bottled Ranch Dressing or Cilantro Lime Ranch- Most of the time when I make this pizza I use a traditional bottle of Hidden Valley ranch for the sauce, however if I happen to have a jar of my homemade cilantro lime ranch dressing in the fridge I use it!
  • Bacon- Bacon makes everything taste better! Pre-cook the bacon and have it sliced into small pieces ready to sprinkle over the pizza.
  • Chicken- You’ll need pre-cooked chicken for this pizza, I like using this recipe for baked chicken breasts. Or if you want to save some time just pick apart a rotisserie chicken.
  • Red Onions- Adding a little zest a few red onions diced small add some flavor.
  • Avocado- Adding slices of avocado on the top of the pizza after it comes out of the oven adds an unexpected element and is so good!
  • Italian Cheese Blend- op the pizza with generous amounts of delicious shredded cheese. I prefer an Italian blend to just straight mozzarella for a little varied flavor.
process of making chicken bacon ranch pizza
chicken bacon ranch pizza ready to be cooked sitting on a silpat nonstick baking liner

I love to make pizza! I’ve made several unique pizza recipes to help make family pizza night more delicious and get you more excited about making homemade pizza! Make sure to read my posts with lots of tips for making homemade pizza and how to make pizza for a crowd.

If you would like to get all 5 pizza recipes and the instructions for making pizza dough in a downloadable e-cookbook you can purchase my “How to Make Pizza at Home” ebook Here!

brushing olive oil onto pizza crust with a silicone basting brush

Tools for making homemade pizza

I don’t use a lot of fancy pizza making supplies that are used only for pizza. I don’t need extra stuff in my kitchen! So I prefer tools that are used for a variety of cooking needs. These are my tried and true cooking tools that I love to use for pizza making and more!

  • Silpat– A nonstick no-mess surface that is perfect for making pizza. Read more about how I use it in my post: The Top 3 Reasons I Love My Silpat
  • Perforated Baking Sheet– You need a base for the Silpat to sit on. You can use a sheet pan or jelly roll pan but I prefer the perforated baking sheet because it lets more air through the bottom and creates a crispier crust.
  • Roul’Pat– I can’t imagine rolling out the pizza dough on any other surface. This non-stick mat is awesome. I also use it for sugar cookies, pie crust, bread dough and more.
  • Metal Scraper– This tool is such a life saver when it comes to cutting and scraping dough.
  • Pizza Slicer– the only tool that’s “specific” to pizza. 😉
  • Offset Spatula– Although not necessary I really like to use an offset spatula to spread sauce on dough. If you already have one for icing cakes pull it out for pizza!
  • Basting Brush– I use a basting brush to brush the olive oil onto the edges of the pizza dough crust.
  • Kitchenaid Mixer with Dough Hook– Oh how do I count the ways I love my Kitchenaid mixer. I can’t imagine making pizza dough without a stand mixer, it makes it so easy. I clearly wasn’t cut out for pioneer days.
  • Large Bowl– You’ll want an extra large bowl to let the dough rise in.
  • Rolling Pin– A good rolling pin is a staple in the kitchen and you’ll need it to roll out your pizza dough.
pizza dough sitting on a roul'pat silicone counter mat with silver metal pastry cutter

Time Saving Tip:
Pre-make the Dough. If you’re not at home during the day make your dough the night before, let it rise and then put the ready to roll out down in the fridge wrapped in plastic wrap. Make sure to let the dough come to room temperature for 30-ish minutes before you roll it out. 


chicken bacon ranch homemade pizza sliced and sitting on a cutting board
Pizza with chicken, bacon, ranch and avocado on top

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

Yield: 2 pizzas
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 42 minutes

This delicious homemade chicken bacon ranch pizza is a tasty break from traditional pepperoni and will get you excited about pizza night!

Ingredients

Pizza Dough

  • 1⁄2 cup warm water

  • 2 1⁄4 tsp. yeast
, 1 package
  • 4 cups (22 oz.) bread flour, plus more for dusting

  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. salt

  • 1 1⁄4 cup water, at room temperature

  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Pizza

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 Cup Bottled Ranch Dressing or Cilantro Lime Ranch
  • 
1/4 cup red onions, diced

  • 1 cup Italian blend shredded cheese

  • 2-3 Slices of cooked bacon, diced

  • 1/2 cup cooked chicken breast diced, or shredded chicken form a rotisserie chicken

  • 1 Avocado

Instructions

  1. Measure 1/2 cup of warm water into a 2-cup liquid measuring cup. Sprinkle the yeast over the top and set aside for 5 minutes, it should start to foam.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer mix the bread flour and salt, give it a quick stir to combine. 
  3. Pour 1 1/4 cup of room temperature water into the measuring cup with the yeast-water mixture. With the mixer on low speed and with the bread hook attachment, pour in the yeast-water mixture as well as the olive oil. Mix until a cohesive dough is formed. 
  4. Knead on low speed until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl, turning once to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size, 2 hours.
  6. Press down the dough to deflate it. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface or a Roul'pat. Divide the dough into two equal pieces. Form each piece of dough into a smooth, round ball. Let the dough relax for at least 10 minutes but no longer than 30 minutes.  
  7. Preheat the oven to 450.
  8. Roll out the dough. Place on Silpat. Brush edges of the crust with olive oil.
  9. Spread a layer of ranch dressing evenly on the pizza. Sprinkle the red onions over the sauce and then add the cheese. After cheese layer the chicken and bacon. 
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Until crust is golden brown. While first pizza is baking roll out second dough ball to make the second pizza. When pizzas are done cooking let cool for 5 minutes, slide off Silpat onto a cutting board, place slices of avocado on top and slice and serve.

Notes

If you'd like to make whole wheat pizza dough do 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 bread flour.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 328Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 530mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g

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