Garlic White Pizza With Chicken and Ricotta

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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.
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.


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.

From: just a pinch