Garlic White Pizza W/ Chicken and Ricotta

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

This pizza was absolutely delicious. If you like garlic you will love it!

I started with a homemade crust. Butter, olive oil and fresh minced garlic on the crust..followed by spices, Parmesan cheese, dollops of seasoned ricotta cheese, seasoned chicken, ending with mozzarella cheese and more seasonings.

You can make this as garlicky as you want. I added some garlic powder also and red hot pepper flakes.

I made two. One is with veggies the other without. They are delicious either way!



I favor this pizza over traditional

I hope you try it..

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Serves:

6 - 8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

HOMEMADE PIZZA DOUGH ( THIS IS FOR 2 CRUSTS) OR USED STORE BOUGHT

4 1/2 c
bread flour, or can use all purpose flour. i like the bread flour for crusts
1 Tbsp
sugar
1 tsp
salt
4 Tbsp
olive oil ( i used 1 to cut down on fat)
1 pkg
(1/4 ounce) quick rise yeast
2 c
warm water 110 - 115 f.

PIZZA INGREDIENTS ( FOR 1 PIZZA, DOUBLE FOR TWO)

2 - 3 clove
garlic, minced
2 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
olive oil
basil, oregano, garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper
3/4 c
grated parmesan or romano cheese
2 c
mozzarella or 4 cheese blend ( that's what i used)
1
boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces - seasoned and sauteed
1/2 c
ricotta cheese, mixed with 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon parsley, and salt and pepper ( this is optional) but is so good.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For the crust:

In a bowl, measure 2 cups warm water ( not hot) 110 - 115 F. Dissolve the yeast in water and add the sugar. Set aside.


I use my kitchenaid mixer with dough hook. If you don't have, mix in a large bowl by hand.

Put the flour, oil and salt in the bowl, attach dough hook, blend the flour, salt and oil; add the yeast water, mix until forms a ball.
2
Knead until smooth and elastic, add more flour if dough is sticky , this should not be dry but firm until a ball forms. Let rise in a large bowl covered with a wet towel.. until doubled in size in warm spot.. away from draft.
3
In a skillet, saute seasoned chicken in olive oil till cooked through. Set aside.
4
Mix ricotta with 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, tablespoon parsley, salt and pepper. Set aside.
5
Mince the garlic, add to the butter and oil. Microwave for about a minute; just until butter is melted and garlic starts releasing flavor. Set aside.
6
When the dough has risen. Cut in half unless halving the recipe. I make the full recipe and make 2 pizza's.

Grease round pizza pan or jelly roll pan. I used both, and I add corn meal for added crunchiness. Up to you.
7
Spread out dough with oiled fingers. With a pastry brush; evenly spread garlic butter over the crust. Next season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley, basil, red pepper flakes ( optional)
8
Next parmesan cheese. Then dollops of ricotta mixture if using ( it really is good). Then layer chicken evenly.

Next the mozzarella.

Vegetables and more seasonings if desired.

**** This picture is with chicken and cheeses and onion only.
9
Bake in a 425 degree oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until desired crispness.

This picture was cheeses, onion, red bell pepper, chicken and mushrooms. Yum!
10
This pizza is wonderful without the chicken and veggies. I hope you try it, it really is a delicious change from traditional pizza.
11
Remember: Fresh dough is always best.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtags: #Garlic, #Pizza