Papa Murphy's Gourmet Chicken Garlic Pizza
- Now, on to the delish sauce:
- Makes about 4 pizzas
- 12 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 3 tablespoons instant yeast
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons dough enhancer (optional) (I didn't use this)
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 4 cups warm water
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder or garlic salt
- 1 cup ranch dressing
- 1 Tbl. minced garlic
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- Simply mix together and spread over crust.
- LOTS of Mozzerella Cheese
- Sprinkle of Cheddar Cheese
- 1-2 chicken breasts (per pizza) grilled and chopped (I like to use my George Forman)
- 2-3 roma tomatos diced
- Green onion chopped
n a large Bosch mixer (if you have a Kitchen Aid, divide the recipe in half), combine the flour, salt, yeast, sugar, and dough enhancer. In a glass liquid measuring bowl, warm the water in the microwave for 2 minutes. (I did this by hand since I don't have a mixer. Little extra work, but totally do-able).
Add the water and oil to the flour mixture a few cups at a time. When combined, let the dough mix for 2 minutes. Dough should be elastic and not stick to your fingers. Add more flour if too sticky, more water if too dry. Let the mixer knead the dough for 8 minutes.
Preheat oven to 500ºF. Place a pizza stone (best for a crispy crust) in the oven while it is heating up. Or use a greased baking sheet. Shape dough into a large circle, then cut it into four sections with a knife. Lightly oil counter top and roll out each pizza crust with a rolling pin. Fold over the edges and press down to form a crust. With a fork, pierce pizza dough every inch or two to reduce the number of bubbles in the crust. Sprinkle cornmeal or flour on the pizza pans and place pizza dough on pans by folding over half the dough on your forearm and then lifting dough onto pizza pan. Bake each pizza for 4 minutes at 500ºF. You can freeze pizza crust (when cooled) or continue with toppings.
Remove hot crust from oven and top with ½ cup cheese first (this will keep the frozen pizza from getting soggy). Prepare pizza sauce (recipe follows) and pour sauce on top of cheese. Pile on toppings; top again with cheese. Cool pizza and then wrap it in plastic wrap without the pan. Label “425ºF for 10 to 15-18 minutes” and freeze. You can also freeze extra sauce in zip-top freezer bags.
To serve: Do not defrost frozen pizza. Remove and discard plastic wrap. Place pizza on a pizza stone dusted with cornmeal, or on an aluminum pan in the oven while it is pre-heating to 425ºF. When the oven reaches 425ºF, bake for 15-18 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden.
Boy, this is a lot of info. Did I mention brushing the crust with egg white or butter before the final bake? Yummy, it adds a nice touch! Now, go on and impress the fam with your cost-friendly, better than delivery or carryout, pizza!