Garlic Chicken Pizza

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min.


8-10 servings

Updated: Nov. 28, 2023
A garlic sauce complements a quick homemade crust, chicken and red pepper in this showstopper from Sam and Millie Lawrence of Stockton, California.


  • 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 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 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 shredded pizza cheese blend


  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 15x10x1-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.