CHICKEN BACON ALFREDO PIZZA – In a sheet pan, we prepared this chicken bacon Alfredo pizza. It’s a straightforward homemade dish that makes the ideal meal that the entire family will enjoy. Even picky eaters. Even better, the recipe is simple.
— 1 package Pizza Dough, Make your own or purchased refrigerated dough
— 1 1/2 Tablespoons butter
— 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
— 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
— 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
— 1 Cup Heavy cream
— 1/4 Cup Parmesan cheese shredded
— Pepper to taste
— 1 1/2 cups Chicken, Cooked and cut in bite size pieces
— 2 cups Mozzarella cheese Shredded
— 4 slices Bacon, Cooked and cut in bite size pieces
— ½ Cup Red Onion sliced thin
Preheat oven to 400 °F. Grease a baking sheet (cookie sheet or pizza pan) with about 1 teaspoon olive oil or spray oil. Unroll refrigerated pizza dough and spread across pan. Or use homemade pizza dough. Pre-bake crust for about 8-10 minutes.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute, whisking constantly. Add the garlic and onion powder. Continue whisking and pour in the heavy cream. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in Parmesan cheese and season with a dash of pepper. Continue to stir until cheese has fully melted.
Dice chicken breast into bite size pieces. Fry in remaining olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until browned and cooked through.
Fry the bacon until crisp. Drain and crumble or cut to bite size pieces.
Spread Alfredo sauce over pre-baked crust. Sprinkle garlic over sauce, if desired.
Sprinkle garlic over sauce, if desired. Evenly spread chicken and bacon over sauce. Top with cheese, and then the sliced red onions.
Put pizza back in the oven and bake 15 minutes, until cheese starts to brown. Remove from oven and cool a few minutes before slicing and serving. When serving, add salt & pepper to taste.
Reheating Pizza to Get a Crispy Crust
Stovetop Method: To reheat pizza, I have used my cast iron and a non-stick skillet; they both work. Just preheat over medium-high heat, add a few slices of pizza and cover. The toppings will get delicious and gooey, while the crust will crisp nicely again.
Oven Method: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (ca. 204 °C). Add the pizza to the pan or a baking sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes until the toppings are hot, and the cheese is melty.
Microwave Method: If you are in a hurry and are not concerned with a soggy crust, then this method might be for you. Just place it on a microwave-safe plate, cover, and cook on high for 50-70 seconds. It will be hot, but in my opinion, not nearly as good as the stovetop or oven reheating methods.