Grilled Chicken & Bacon Homemade Pizza

Grilled Chicken & Bacon Pizza with a Garlic Cream Sauce ~ Diary of a Recipe Collector: (Image Via)

This grilled chicken and bacon homemade pizza recipe from Diary of a Recipe Collector has been a huge favorite of ours since I pinned it back in the spring.  It is an easy recipe to whip up, and it makes enough for me to have leftovers at work the next day.

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • pizza dough (we use wheat)
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 chopped shallot
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 cup wine, beer, or chicken broth (I’ve made it all three ways, and don’t have a favorite)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 cup colby jack cheese
  • 7 slices mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Line a small pan with parchment paper.  Place bacon slices on parchment and cook for 10-15 minutes or until crispy.  Don’t forget to remove immediately from the pan so it won’t continue to cook.
  3. Season & grill chicken.  Set aside to cool.  (I’ve also used rotisserie chicken & the precooked chicken strips).
  4. For the sauce: In a skillet, melt the butter and oil together.  Add garlic and shallot.  Cook for 2 minutes.  Add flour & cook for 1-2 minutes while stirring frequently.  Add wine (beer, or broth) and stir.  Add milk slowly and stir.  Season to taste.  Add basil.  Stir and cook for 2 more minutes over medium heat.  Remove from heat.
  5. Spread pizza dough onto pizza stone.  Prick with a fork all over to prevent the dough from sticking.  Spread sauce over dough.  Top with chicken, bacon, shredded colby jack cheese, and sliced mozzarella.
  6. Bake at 450 for 15 minutes.

Try adding spinach or using different types of cheeses (we like Parmesan, too).

Happy cooking!

xx

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