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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza- Gluten Free, THM

In September I bought a ton of fresh chicken breast from zaycon foods (I'm talking 120#). Best decision ever! It was a great price ($1.89/lb) and all natural, free of hormones, additives and artificial ingredients. We froze family size servings into gallon freezer bags and with about 10# I popped into a couple crockpots for half a day and then diced and froze that. It has been so nice to have already cooked, diced chicken breast right in the freezer for quick meals and that's what I used for this pizza!

I tweaked the homemade ranch dressing recipe from here and changed a couple things from the grain/gluten free crust recipe here. I also doubled the crust recipe so we could have some yummy garlic bread sticks too!!

If you didn't want to mess with the homemade ranch (It's super good though!) you could just use your favorite ranch dressing. Also we always buy  hormel uncured bacon, it's free of nitrates and nitrites and is a little pricey but oh so yummy- I stock up when it's on sale and always have some in the freezer (ok, unless my husband knows it's in there.. then he wants it every single day!!)



Ingredients:

Ranch Dressing
1T Dried Minced Onion
1T Parsley
1 T Garlic Powder
1 1/2 t Onion Powder
1 1/2 t Salt
1/2 t Pepper
1/2 t Sugar or a sprinkle of Stevia
1 C Mayo
1C Low fat Sour cream
1/4 C Heavy Cream

Crust
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 C Coconut Flour
1/4 C Ground Flax Meal
1C Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1t each of parsley, oregano, onion powder, 
garlic powder & salt. 
1/2 t Pepper

Topping:
Ranch Dressing
2 C Cooked Chicken Breast, Cubed
2 C Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
12 oz Bacon, cooked & crumbled

Directions:
 Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix together all ingredients for ranch dressing, feel free to add more mayo, sour cream and heavy cream if you feel like its too strong tasting. Set dressing aside. Combine together coconut flour,  flax meal and seasonings, whisk to get out any clumps of flour. Add eggs and cheese and mix until its all incorporated. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (don't skip this step!) Transfer the crust dough to the cookie sheet and using your hands, start from the middle and work the dough out to the edges. Try to keep the thickness as uniform as possible. Bake crust for 20-25 minutes until it's just browning. Take crust out of the oven and let cool slightly. Add dressing ( I had leftover, about 3/4 C), cheese, chicken and bacon and return to the oven for 8-10 minutes. I put mine underneath the broiler for a couple minutes to brown even further but that's optional. Enjoy!

This is an S style pizza for those of you following THM.

I doubled the crust recipe and made some yummy garlic bread sticks too and they were super easy! Follow the same directions for the crust and when it's done add melted butter, garlic salt and cheese. Pop it back in the oven for 8-10 minutes and your done :)



32 comments:

  1. Are the "scrambled eggs" cooked, or are they still raw when you mix them with everything else?

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    1. Since scrambled eggs are the name of a cooked dish, maybe change it to beaten eggs?

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    2. That might be less confusing.. ill edit it! Thanks :(

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  2. coconut allergy here- what else can we use?
    (not almond flour - also allergic)

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    1. Not sure what else you would use since I haven't tried any other flour. I would try a different crust recipe all together :)

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  3. Do you think this would work okay to make the crust earlier in the day and then put the toppings on at dinner time and cook again? Since you precook the crust I am thinking it should be okay, but since I've never made it I'm not sure.

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    1. That should work out just fine.. I would let it cool and cover it so it doesn't dry out though.

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  4. I just made this recipe, the dressing is awesome! However I was wondering if the crust ingredient proportions are off? Maybe 2 eggs instead of 7? I did the seven, then had to add an extra 1/2 cup coconut flour, 1/2 cup flax meal, almost a cup of shredded cheese, then added 1/2 cup of oat fiber to try and make it more dough like. It ended up a very sticky thick muffin batter consistency, I spread it and it's in the oven now. Thanks!

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    1. I think I know what happened.. I doubled the recipe to make breadsticks too but when I typed out the recipe I put out the total amount of eggs!! Sorry!! I'll edit that to save others the eggs :)

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  5. Hmmm... 1/4 C Ground Flax Meal. I'm not a fan of flax, what do you think about 1/8 cup almond flour, or additional coconut flour with 1/8 cup of oat fiber, so as not to add more net carbs? I think the full 1/4 cup would make it too dry and I don't think I'd want to add an extra egg.

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    1. I think it should be fine just subbing almond flour/meal 1:1, I have done that in other recipes just not this one. Hope that helps!

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  6. The dressing has Mayo which has sugar. Wouldn't that be off plan for THM?

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    1. Could I use something else instead of mayo?

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  7. The carb and sugar content of Mayo is 0g even though sugar is listed as an ingredient so its acceptable to use. You could try greek yogurt though but the flavor would be a little different.

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    1. Dukes mayonnaise is the best. It has no sugar listed in the ingredients. The dukes mayonnaise manufacturers location is here in Mauldin, SC. Most all of the upstate of SC grocery stores carry this name brand.

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  8. Amazing!!!! This was loved by preteen, teens, and me....definitely will be making it again often. Thank you so much.

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  9. So glad you liked it, it was a hit for us all at our house too!

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  10. What size pan did you use & how thick was your crust? I used average size pan and it was enough to cover it and my crust was pretty thin. Thanks!

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  11. My dough was very crumbly and it was in for 10 minutes before getting borderline burnt. I've looked over the ingredients and did everything right. Is 450 right? That seems really high..

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    1. My did the same, burnt way before 15 minutes. :(

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    2. You can try lowering the heat, but that is the temp that Ive always done it at without a problem. Maybe my oven runs cold, if you try again then I would lower it and see where that gets ya :) Hope that helps!

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  12. I must've done something wrong...I was trying to just make the breadsticks. I've worked with coconut flour many times do I know it's absorbency is way higher than other flours, but after 3 eggs and the rest of the ingredients, I couldn't even incorporate them all with my hands much less a spatula. I added an additional beaten egg plus some melted grass-fed butter.
    I baked at 425 on a silicone mat & baking sheet instead of parchment & after 14 minutes I had to remove it. The dough would've been seriously burnt had I left it in.
    They were really thin, didn't rise at all, & I almost threw them in the trash immediately.
    Once they cooled, they weren't terrible but definitely more pizza dough-like than breadstick like.
    I want to try again, so maybe there's something I missed or tips you can give?
    Thanks in advance!

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  13. Um, all genuine bacon contains nitrates/nitrites. Look for "celery salts" or something similar on the packaging.

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  14. I made this without the crust, and added about a cup or two of fresh finely chopped spinach to give it more bulk. It made a great casserole meal! I baked it at 350 for about 25 minutes.

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  15. I made this without the crust, and added about a cup or two of fresh finely chopped spinach to give it more bulk. It made a great casserole meal! I baked it at 350 for about 25 minutes.

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  16. Love this crust! Best thm pizza I have tried! I am a pizza fanatic and it's been the hardest thing to give up. Thank you for this recipe!

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  17. Making this now... should the dough make a cookie sheet size? Not exactly sure how thick or thin it needs to be?

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  18. It looks really tasty,..
    Thanks for the recipe,.
    Pizza company

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