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Garlic Chicken Pizza Recipe

Garlic Chicken Pizza Recipe

A garlic sauce complements a quick homemade crust, chicken and red pepper in this showstopper from Sam and Millie Lawrence of Stockton, California.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons quick-rise yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • GARLIC SAUCE/TOPPINGS:
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup julienned sweet red pepper
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) shredded pizza cheese blend

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine 3 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a saucepan, heat the buttermilk, oil, butter, honey and vinegar to 120°-130°. Add to the dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add egg yolk and vanilla; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • 2. Press dough into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Prick with a fork. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, saute garlic in oil. Add the cream, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, until reduced to 2/3 cup, about 10 minutes. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with chicken, red pepper and cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 467 calories, 27 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 485 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.