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Chicken Pizza with Creamy Garlic Sauce

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Medium
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Servings: 1 x-ra large pizza

Ingredients

Ingredients for California Pizza Dough:

  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt

Ingredients for Creamy Garlic Pizza Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded

Ingredients for Toppings (what I used):

  • Mozzarella cheese 12 slices or grated
  • 1 large chicken breast sautéed and diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes diced
  • 2 tbsp basil coarsely torn
  • 5 medium mushrooms sliced

Instructions

  1. Add water and yeast to the bread maker and let it stand a few minutes.
  2. Add the remaining dough ingredients in the bread-maker in the order they are listed and put it on the dough setting.
  3. The dough will be sticky and it will be easy to work with once it's oiled.

Using a mixer or kneading by hand: Put warm water in a large bowl, add the yeast and let stand for a few minutes. Add honey and olive oil. Add flour, then the salt and mix until well-combined (use a dough hook on speed 2 with a mixer).

  1. The dough should be sticky. Cover with plastic wrap and leave in a warm place until doubled in volume.

Prep the Sauce while the dough is rising since it will need time to cool down:

  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until well mixed.
  2. Gradually whisk in milk.
  3. Add salt, pepper, garlic and basil.
  4. Mix in Parmesan cheese and stir until the cheese has melted and the sauce is well blended.
  5. Remove from heat. It will thicken more as it stands.

Once the dough is ready: Preheat the Oven to 425°F.

  1. Drizzle another 2 tbsp oil onto a large baking sheet. Transfer the dough onto the large oiled baking sheet and turn it a couple of times to make sure the dough is covered in oil.
  2. Roll the dough out in the large cookie sheet.
  3. Spread on the white pizza sauce.
  4. Spread on the cheese, chicken, tomatoes, mushrooms and basil.
  5. Bake at 425°F for 13-14 minutes or until the crust is crisp and toppings are cooked. Set the oven to Broil and bake another 2 minutes or until cheese begins to golden.