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Chicken Salad Pizza

We eat a lot of homemade pizza. Weekly, sometimes more, Joe throws a few ingredients into my big stand mixer, and he whips up a pizza crust.

Joe's pizza crusts are amazing. They are thick and chewy, but the outside and edges get a little crispy and crunchy. They brown perfectly.

chicken salad pizza

I'm salivating even thinking about his homemade pizza.

The one we had this week was especially tasty because it was not a typical pizza.

Lettuce, ranch dressing, and shredded chicken topped his fabulous crust this time.

Last week, I we got a new couch. Behind the old couch, we found ten years' worth of garbage, dust, and assorted papers.

One of the papers was a recipe for Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza from the Pampered Chef.

Finding the recipe was serendipity. We have a fridge full of fresh veggies (thanks to our CSA), and we were needing to use them up anyway.

Joe made chicken salad pizza the very next evening for dinner.

The pizza was so good that we ate the whole thing. That very night. Joe ate the last piece that night, right before bed.

You know that we can't leave any recipe alone, so we made a few changes to the original.

Here's our version:

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Chicken Salad Pizza
chicken salad pizza
Servings
Ingredients
  • One batch of homemade pizza crust (I suppose you could use a pre-made one, but it wouldn't be as good. I promise.)
  • 1/2 cup cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing (we used semi-homemade ranch, made from a spice packet that I bought at Sam's Club)
  • 1 clove garlic pressed
  • 3 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup shredded chicken or 2 breasts if you cook the chicken and shred it yourself
  • 1/2 cup cucumber diced, (you could substitute bell pepper, onion, broccoli, cauliflower, or any combination of veggies. I wouldn't increase the amount, though, because there's already a lot of topping on the pizza.)
  • 1/2 cup Black olives sliced
Servings
Ingredients
  • One batch of homemade pizza crust (I suppose you could use a pre-made one, but it wouldn't be as good. I promise.)
  • 1/2 cup cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing (we used semi-homemade ranch, made from a spice packet that I bought at Sam's Club)
  • 1 clove garlic pressed
  • 3 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup shredded chicken or 2 breasts if you cook the chicken and shred it yourself
  • 1/2 cup cucumber diced, (you could substitute bell pepper, onion, broccoli, cauliflower, or any combination of veggies. I wouldn't increase the amount, though, because there's already a lot of topping on the pizza.)
  • 1/2 cup Black olives sliced
chicken salad pizza
Instructions
  1. Prepare pizza crust according to recipe.
  2. Bake until it's golden brown.
  3. Combine ranch with half of the shredded cheese and the garlic.
  4. Spread the dressing over the pizza crust, then top with lettuce, chicken, cucumber, black olives, and remaining cheese.
  5. Slice and serve immediately.
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Joe made this in a rectangle this time; the rectangular pieces were easy to eat. It may have been hard to eat a triangular piece of pizza because of all of the toppings.

What non-traditional toppings do you like on a pizza?

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4 thoughts on “Chicken Salad Pizza”

  1. this looks so delicious! and perfect for this summer heat we’re having in AZ!

    i’m going to have to add it to my menu planning next monday! or i think i’m just going to try it tomorrow, this looks to good to wait til next week!

  2. I’ve been wanting to grill pizza & I think this might be the winning recipe! Easy to assemble outside! Glad you found that recipe back there. When we moved OUR couch, I found a dessicated mouse.

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