Thin-Crust Chicken Bacon Artichoke Pizza
crispy crust with a light garlic sauce, topped with grilled chicken,
turkey bacon, mozzarella, baby spinach, marinated artichokes, and feta
8 large slices
1/2 cup warm water (115 degrees)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups all-purpose or bread flour
1 teaspoon dry yeast
Garlic Sauce Ingredients:
1/4 cup light or fat free Italian salad dressing
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash black pepper
1/2 cup cubed or thinly sliced grilled or rotisserie chicken breast meat
1 cup (loosely measured) baby spinach leaves
1/3 to 1/2 cup marinated artichoke hearts, blotted dry and cut into bite-size (small) pieces
8 ounces (2 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
2-3 slices turkey bacon (“fully cooked”), chopped into small pieces
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Green onion slices, optional
Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)
To make crust, place warm water and salt into a medium mixing bowl. Add
a cup of the flour and the yeast, and stir. Add remaining flour (1/3
cup) and stir or knead into a sticky dough, adding additional water if
needed. Allow dough to rest, covered with a clean towel, for at least 10
minutes but up to 30-45 minutes.
If you have a bread machine, this first step can be done by putting
all crust ingredients into the machine and using the dough cycle to
knead for 10-15 minutes, until a soft, sticky dough is formed. Stop the
machine and allow dough to rest for at least 10 minutes, or up to 30-45
2. Liberally butter a 16-inch round pizza pan, and then with your
clean buttery hands, spread dough thinly over the pan. Be gentle and
have patience, as this does make a perfectly thin crust!
3. Combine the garlic sauce ingredients and spread the sauce over the
dough/crust and allow to rest for 15 minutes or longer (up to 45
4. Sprinkle toppings evenly over sauce in order listed.
5. Bake pizza in a pre-heated 450-degree oven for 10 minutes or until
top is browned and bubbly, and crust is slightly browned on the bottom.
Watch carefully to avoid burning! 🙂
Cut pizza into 8 slices and serve hot, with parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy!
This recipe is from Tammy’s Recipes.