Apr 7, 2014

My Favorite Pizza {Chicken, Bacon, and Green Chile Pizza}

Sometimes a girl needs bacon.
On pizza.

With roasted chicken.

Roasted green chiles.

And sufficient amounts of cheese.

Because after a hard day's work, a healthy smoothie for breakfast every morning--dutifully, some granola-y snack, and a tiny little lunch,

pizza topped with bacon, roasted chicken, green chiles, and gooey, stringy cheese is just what's called for.

Leftover rotisserie chicken, bacon, 
and roasted green chiles 
is my favorite way to top a pizza.
What's yours?

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Chicken, Bacon, & Green Chile Pizza

for the dough:
(from Master Pizza Dough by Aimster/Amy)

3 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 package Rapid Rise Yeast
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup very warm water (120 to 130 F)
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 450 F.
In large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, and salt. Stir very warm water and olive oil into dry ingredients. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 4 to 6 minutes. Cover; let rest on floured surface for 10 minutes. Shape dough into smooth ball. Roll and press dough into a 12-14" circle.  Dust a pizza peel with cornmeal.  Place the circle of dough on the peel and shake to make sure the dough will slide off into the oven.  Slide the dough directly onto your oven rack.  Bake for about 10 minutes.  Remove with the pizza peel.

*Note: There are several types of yeast available for baking. Make sure you buy Rapid Rise yeast for this...that’s what makes the rising time so short.

for the sauce:
(from Aclark/Amy)

1 can tomato paste
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon Italian dried seasonings
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt & pepper to taste

Stir everything together in a saucepan.  Bring the mixture up to a simmer and cook for twenty minutes.  Use what you need to top your pizza and freeze the rest.

for the toppings:
1 heaping cup shredded rotisserie (or other leftover) chicken
5-6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 (4 oz) can diced roasted green chiles, well drained
1 heaping cup grated mozzarella cheese

After the pizza crust is prebaked, lower the oven to 375 F.  Spread as much or as little sauce as you like on the prebaked crust, leaving about a 1" border.  Top with the chicken, bacon, chiles, and cheese.  Bake at 375 F for 10-15 minutes.  Slice and serve.

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Linking with:
Feeding BigThe 21st Century Housewife Hearth and Soul Blog Hop
Full Time MamaMiz Helen’s Country Cottage
Jam Hands
My Turn for us
Lou Lou Girls
My Pinterventures


  1. I am making this tomorrow... YUM!

  2. 5:54 am & I am drooling over your pizza photos. I had just picked up a Pizza stone for a friend today, but I do not think I would use enough to justify having one in my cupboards? but it is tempting when seeing yours Michelle.

  3. We love pizza and eat it at least twice a month. Love that the crust has a short rise time. Thanks for sharing it on The Yuck Stops Here! recipe link up.

  4. My son is going to love this recipe! When he's back onshore I'm sure he will cook this up on his BBQ.
    Thanks Michelle for sharing.

  5. My family loves pizza, Michelle! I need to give this one a try! :)

  6. We love to make our own pizzas at home, but I've never used these toppings before. TOTALLY going to try this; YUM!
    Thanks so much for linking up with us this week at Delicious Dish Tuesday!!!! <3

  7. This looks amazing! Can't wait to make it! New follower!

  8. I almost licked my screen....that looks wonderful!

  9. Love these flavors combined IN A PIZZZAAAAAH!!

  10. Hi Michelle,
    I love your combination of Chicken, Bacon and Green Chilies for this Pizza, it will be delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday today, it is great to have you at the party. Hope you have a very special week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Delicious pizza love that topping, homemade is always best as we can whatever topping we want. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

  12. I never heard of this combination before... and I love it. Thanks for bringing your pizza to foodie friday.

  13. Do you know that Pizza is my favorite food!! And green chile is my favorite flavor?? Totally pinned and shared and shared!! Well Done, my Friend!!

  14. My family will totally love this!!! Thanks for being part of party! Lou Lou Girls!

  15. What a great flavor combo - sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday Link Party!!! We're so happy to have you, Juila


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