Creamy Garlic Chicken Pizza

This creamy garlic chicken pizza is favorite pizza in our family.It’s made of creamy garlic sauce, chicken,red onions, green onions and bell peppers (if desired). You can use any type of chicken,cooked,grilled, rotisserie ,and even canned.I also like to add a little bit of smoked mozzarella cheese on top and red pepper flakes.

Your choice of chicken cut in to square bites or pulled apart
shredded mozzarella cheese
shredded cheddar cheese or Colby jack
green onions finely chopped
red onion sliced
your choice of bell peppers(optional)
tomatoes (optional)
Parmesan cheese

Don’t add chicken for meatless/vegetarian pizza.

Ingredients for the dough:
serves 2 (14 inch)pizza crust
dough recipe adapted from Bobby Flay

3 1/2-4 cups flour (preferably bread flour)
1 teaspoon sugar or honey
1 tablespoon instant dry yeast
1 1/2 cups water, 110 degrees F.
2 tablespoons olive oil,plus 2 teaspoons
2 teaspoons kosher salt

Combine the flour, sugar(or honey),salt, yeast in the bowl of stand mixer and combine.While the mixer is running,add the water and 2 tablespoons of the oil and beat until the dough forms into a ball.If the dough is sticky,add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time,until the dough comes together in a solid ball.Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a smooth,firm ball.

Grease a large bowl with 2 teaspoons olive the dough in the bowl,and cover with plastic wrap and put it in a warm area.(I cover the bowl with blanket).Let it double in size,about 1 hour.Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 2 equal pieces.Cover each with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap, and let them rest for 10 minutes.

White sauce ingredients:
8 cloves garlic finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup 2% milk
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
fresh ground pepper
2 (heaping) tablespoons  ranch ( I used Litehouse brand)*optional
if you like you can add a pinch of each,dried parsley,oregano,thyme
or fresh chopped parsley.

*You can also combine just ranch dressing with garlic.

Heat oil in sauce pan on medium heat.add garlic, cook for about a minute(be careful not to burn it).Add flour and mix until combined well with garlic.slowly add the cream and milk stiring all the time.Add ranch salt,pepper and all dried herbs (optional)

Heat oven to 415 degrees

Spread the dough on to the pizza pan.poke the dough with fork. transfer to the oven, and bake for 5 minutes.
Take it out from the oven.Spread the sauce all over the crust.add some cheese and your desired toppings,and sprinkle with little more of cheese.Bake the pizza for about 5-8 minutes. sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.serve and enjoy!