Buffalo Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

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Three out of all five of the recipes I’ve done have been Buffalo Chicken recipe’s. Clearly we enjoy Buffalo Chicken in this house and this one didn’t even start off as a Buffalo Chicken recipe, the original pin was for Ranch Chicken Pizza.

It looked fairly doable, even though I haven’t made my own pizza in years and this was a really easy recipe that doesn’t actually make you start from scratch. (that’s above and beyond my pizza making skills)

Ingredients:

1 tube Pillsbury refrigerated pizza crust (I don’t think we have that in Canada, at least I couldn’t find it anywhere, so I just used a bag of pre-made dough from my local grocery store)

1/2 cup light ranch dressing

1 package of cream cheese (3oz) (it specifies “Neufchatel” cream cheese in the original recipe, but I’d never even heard of that brand so I bought some light Philly. I didn’t really know how much 3 oz was, so I just cut off 1/3 of the stick)

2 tbsp tomato paste

Chicken Breast cooked and shredded

3 green onions, sliced (I just cut up as much as I wanted, didn’t actually measure it)

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (I never measure cheese out. Ever)

Bacon bits (I actually cooked up my own bacon for this, it’s so worth the extra 10-15 mins of prep time)

Hot sauce (The original recipe doesn’t call for this, but everything is better with some RedHot and that’s what makes it a Buffalo Chicken pizza)

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray (I didn’t do this. I have a stone rectangular pizza tray that I just dusted with flour) Spread dough onto baking sheet and press down to form crust.

2. Bake for 8 minutes.

3. Mix up the ranch, tomato paste, cream cheese and hot sauce.

4. After the crust is done, spread with sauce and add the other toppings (chicken, bacon, green onions and cheese)

5. Bake for another 8 mins. (I had to bake it for another 25 mins. I think my dough was way too thick and I used a lot of toppings so it wasn’t cooking as thoroughly)

6. Slice and eat.

 

This was really really good.

It was a lot of prep making the bacon and cooking the chicken (because usually I would’ve been done making dinner after those steps), but it was worth it. It was a delicious pizza.
I’m not sure if the cream cheese was supposed to still be chunky in the sauce, but that’s how mine ended up. However, getting a little glob of cream cheese in a bite with bacon and bacon fried chicken was amazing. Even my toddler ate like 5 whole bites before throwing it across the room at the dogs. (That’s a positive dinner experience in our house)

In hindsight though I would cook the bacon less before putting it on the pizza because I definitely didn’t factor in the baking it would do in the oven, but burnt bacon is still bacon.

Anyways here’s the original link’s beautiful pizza:

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And here’s what we ate:

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