My family loves chicken bacon ranch pizza! It’s their favourite to order when we’re watching football on the weekends. We used to order it from our local pizza place, but then I thought I’d give it a try myself. I came up with an easy recipe, and it costs less to make it at home than it does to order out. The homemade version is a big hit with my family, so with the big game coming up, I thought I’d share the recipe!
Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
The perfect food to feed your family's game-day cravings!
- pizza crust: 1 8-ounce can (in the refrigerator section)
- chicken breasts: 2
- ranch dressing: 1 ¼ cup (½ cup for marinating, ¾ cup for sauce)
- cream cheese, room temperature: 2 ounces
- small onion, chopped: ½
- small green pepper, chopped: 1
- shredded mozzarella cheese: 1 ½ cups
- finely shredded Parmesan cheese: ¼ cup
- shredded cheddar cheese: ½ cup
- bacon: 2 slices, cooked and chopped
Step 1: About an hour before you’re ready to start baking the pizza, marinate the chicken breasts in ½ cup of the ranch dressing.
Step 2: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Step 3: Grill the chicken breasts, or bake them in the oven, about 10 minutes on each side or until thoroughly cooked.
Step 4: While the chicken is cooking, unroll the pizza crust onto a cookie sheet or pizza pan and pre-bake it in the oven for about 5 minutes at 425 degrees F or according to the package directions.
Step 5: Cook the bacon according to the package directions if you haven’t already, then crumble it.
Step 6: Once the chicken is cooked, use a serrated knife to carefully slice it into long, thin slices. You can also purchase pre-cooked and sliced chicken tenders in the freezer section if you want to make this pizza even easier!
Step 7: Mix ¾ cup ranch dressing with the cream cheese with a mixer or food processor.
Step 8: Spread the ranch-dressing mixture evenly over the top of the pizza.
Step 9: Top with the mozzarella, the cheddar, then the Parmesan cheeses, then the sliced chicken, crumbled bacon, and diced peppers and onion.
Step 10: Bake the pizza at 425 degrees F for about 10 to 12 minutes or until the cheese just starts to turn a golden brown around the edges.
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