Thursday, March 17, 2011

Gourmet Chicken Garlic Pizza (copycat Papa Murphy's)

YUMMO! We loved this recipe! It tastes just like Papa Murphys! I made the dough in the breadmaker. I had to add flour when taking it out so that I could pat it out. I used a beefsteak tomato since I didn't like how the Roma tomatoes looked in the grocery store. LOVED THIS!

Gourmet Chicken Garlic Pizza (copycat Papa Murphy's)

Chewy pizza crust topped with a creamy garlic ranch sauce, grilled chicken breast, diced tomatoes and green onions, and a three cheese blend. This pizza tastes just like Papa Murphy's!

One 16-inch pizza ("family size")
Crust Ingredients:
1 cup warm water (115 degrees)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour or bread flour
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
Sauce Ingredients:
2/3 cup ranch dressing
1/2 to 1 tablespoon minced garlic

12 ounces (3 cups shredded) mozzarella cheese
2 ounces (1/2 cup shredded) cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 grilled chicken breast, sliced
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup (packed) coarsely slice green onion tops (Beth used 5 green onions--green and white parts)
In a medium mixing bowl, combine water, sugar, and salt. Add flour and yeast all at once, and stir until a soft dough forms. Add additional flour if needed, and knead gently for 5-10 minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic.
Alternately, you may mix this dough in a bread machine. On the dough cycle, add ingredients in order listed and remove dough when it is finished kneading. (Turn off the dough cycle at that time.) Dough can be somewhat sticky.
Or, you can mix this dough in a stand mixer, until soft and elastic. Dough can be somewhat sticky.

Butter or grease a 16-inch round pizza pan. Using your buttery hands, lift the soft, sticky dough onto the pizza pan and gently spread to the edges.

In a 1-cup measuring cup, mix the ranch dressing and minced garlic. Use a spoon to spread the sauce mixture over the crust.
In a medium mixing bowl, toss together the mozzarella, cheddar, and Parmesan cheeses. Spread about half of the cheese mixture over the sauce.

Evenly spread the chicken, tomatoes, and green onions over the pizza. Top with the remaining cheese.
Bake pizza in a pre-heated 425-degree oven for 12-15 minutes. Check pizza after 10 minutes, and continue to check every few minutes until top is browned and cheese is bubbly.
Remove pizza from oven, allow to cool slightly, and slice.


  1. No way this is our favorite pizza ever I will for sure be making this asap.Thanks so much for sharing


  2. Oh yummy! That looks fantastic.

  3. Thanks so much for posting this! The dough is my kids FAVORITE and they ask for it all the time now that we've tried this recipe. You are AMAZING :)

  4. Alison, so glad your family likes this. I think I will be making this next week when we have company. Love that it is easy to put together and everyone loves it!

  5. That looks exactly like Papa Murphy's!! I am definitely trying this one out soon!