Ready for a pizza that’s easy, sweet, and perfect for any occasion? Try the BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza – a crowd-pleaser for family dinners, weekend hangouts, or game nights with friends. The combination of succulent chicken, crispy bacon, and the rich flavors of ranch will make each bite a taste sensation.
Why You’ll Love BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
- Mouthwatering Fusion: This pizza brings together the sweet and tangy notes of BBQ sauce, the savory goodness of chicken and bacon, and the creamy richness of ranch dressing.
- Easy to Make: Don’t let the gourmet taste fool you; this pizza is a breeze to whip up. The secret lies in the carefully selected ingredients and a simple yet foolproof dough recipe that even beginners can master.
- Versatile Crowd-Pleaser: Whether you’re a meat lover or a fan of bold flavors, this pizza caters to all tastes. It’s the perfect canvas for customization, so feel free to experiment with additional toppings like caramelized onions, jalapeños, or extra cheese.
- Perfect for Recipes: Need a go-to recipe for gatherings or quick family dinners? This BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza fits the bill. Impress your guests or indulge in a comforting meal without spending hours in the kitchen.
- A Baking Steel Dream: Using Baking Steel takes this pizza takes baking to a whole new level. The result? A crispy, golden crust that elevates the entire pizza experience.
What You Need to Make BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza:
- Measuring cups / spoons
- Pizza peel
- Baking Steel
Ingredients You Need To Make BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
- Sweet BBQ sauce
- Cooked chicken
- Mozzarella cheese
- Red pepper
- Ranch dressing
- Cooked pancetta or chopped bacon
- Topping: Melted butter + Garlic powder (for brushing on the crust)
- Gluten-free bread flour
- Kosher salt
- Instant yeast
- Olive oil
- Warm water
- Sparkling water
How to Make BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
For the Pizza Dough
Activate yeast in warm water and sugar until foamy.
Mix flour and salt, add activated yeast mixture, olive oil, and sparkling water. Mix until sticky but holding its shape.
Let the dough rise for 3 hours until doubled in size.
For the Pizza
Preheat oven with a Baking Steel to 450 degrees, then reduce heat to 425 degrees.
Roll out pizza dough on a pizza peel sprinkled with cornmeal.
Spread BBQ sauce, mozzarella, red peppers, shredded chicken, and bacon on the dough.
Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
Brush the crust with garlic butter and drizzle ranch dressing.
Enjoy your BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza!
Commonly Asked Questions
Can I prepare the dough ahead of time?
Certainly! Prepare the dough in advance and refrigerate until ready to use.
What’s the secret to a crispy crust?
Preheating the oven with a Baking Steel ensures a crispy, golden crust for your pizza.
Can I freeze leftover pizza?
Yes, you can freeze slices in an airtight container for a quick and delicious meal later.
BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
- Measuring cups/spoons
- Pizza Peel
- Baking Steel
- 1 cup sweet BBQ sauce
- 1 cup cooked chicken shredded
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup red pepper diced
- 1/4 cup ranch dressing
- 4 oz cooked pancetta or chopped bacon
- 2 tbsp cornmeal
- Topping: 4 tbsp melted butter + 1 tsp garlic powder mixed for brushing on the crust
- 2 cups gluten-free bread flour
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 2 ¼ tsp instant yeast
- 2 tbsp olive oil + 2 tsp olive oil
- ¼ cup warm water 110 degrees
- ½ cup sparkling water
For the Pizza Dough
- In a small bowl, combine warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit until it becomes foamy on top.
- In a separate bowl, mix the gluten-free bread flour and salt.
- Add the sparkling water, activated yeast mixture, and olive oil to the dry ingredients. Mix with a wooden spoon until well combined. The dough should be sticky but holding its shape.
- Brush a glass bowl with olive oil, place the dough in the bowl, and brush the top with a little more olive oil.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and a towel, then set it aside in a draft-free area for 3 hours until it has doubled in size. You can roll this dough out to your desired thickness.
For the Pizza
- Preheat your oven with a baking steel to 450 degrees and let it heat for 1 hour. Then, reduce the heat to 425 degrees.
- Sprinkle cornmeal on a pizza peel and roll out the pizza dough to your preferred thickness.
- Spread the sweet BBQ sauce on top of the dough, followed by a layer of mozzarella cheese.
- Add the diced red peppers, shredded chicken, and cooked pancetta or bacon on top.
- Bake for 10 minutes, rotate the pizza, and bake for an additional 7-10 minutes (adjust depending on the dough) until it’s golden brown.
- Once out of the oven, brush the crust with the garlic butter mixture.
- Drizzle ranch dressing over the pizza.
Get ready for a pizza experience like no other! This pizza is not only super easy to make but also has tons of flavor, making it your new favorite for family dinners or cozy gatherings. Elevate your pizza game with the perfect blend of BBQ magic and a touch of Baking Steel brilliance.