Chicken Ranch Pizza Braid

 Chicken Ranch Pizza Braid

Chicken Ranch Pizza Braid

This is recipe that I created for my kids. It's a favorite!
I make Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and use chicken from my freezer, which I’ve pre-cooked and frozen.
If time is short, you could use canned chicken, bottled dressing, pre-cooked bacon and  just make a regular pizza by spreading the ingredients over the entire pizza dough in the given order and eliminating the braiding.

1 can Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough
2 cups chopped chicken
1 cup ranch salad dressing
4 - 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 - 1 ½ cups shredded pizza blend cheese
pizza sauce and/or additional ranch dressing
Olive oil, Herbed Butter, or Garlic Butter for brush dough (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Unroll dough and shape into a rectangle.
Combine chicken and ranch dressing.
Spread chicken mixture down middle of dough.
Sprinkle with bacon.
Sprinkle with cheese.
Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut 8 even slits from the filling out to the edge of the dough.
Start at one end and criss-cross the dough strips, tucking the last strip beneath the braid. 
Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with a bit of Herbed Butter or olive oil. Return to oven for another 10 minutes, or until done.
Serve with pizza sauce and/or additional ranch dressing.

1 comment:

  1. My mom made something like this with bisquick, tuna and peas, with mushroom soup poured over, that I'm still recovering from - LOL. Really looks good tho, I mean it!


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