Homemade Pizza with chicken and broccoli

homemade pizza

Like most kids, I loved pizza when I was growing up. My dad always made homemade pizza topped with ingredients like sausage and hamburg.  I was  fascinated with the idea of making your own pizza dough. I have tried over the years to make homemade pizza taste better than store bought but I have always come up short…that is, until now.

The dough for this pizza can not be simpler. You put everything into a bowl and mix. There’s no starters or sponges. It’s just 3 3/4 cups bread flour, 2 1/2 tsp (a package and a half) yeast, 3/4 tsp salt, 3/4 tsp sugar and 1 1/2 cups water. Whisk the dry ingredients and then add the water. Mix with a wooden spoon and than your hands until it forms a dough. Cover the bowl and let the dough rise for 2 hours. After it’s doubled in size, cut it in half. (This will make two pizzas)

Grease a jelly roll pan with canola or olive oil. Spread the dough out and add your toppings.

I chose chicken and broccoli with mozzarella cheese and store bought sauce.

Place into a 450F oven for 15 minutes. Let cool for a bit before cutting and enjoying.

Even your kids will love it :)

Inspiration and dough recipe came from Joy the Baker and her Spicy Sausage and Sweet Pepper Pizza.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. narf77 says:

    Emmm! Child friendly pizza ALWAYS a winner! I am always after something that I can get together quickly at the end of the day for Steve to have for tea. Pizza is usually too long a process but now I have something quick in my arsenal! Cheers for this. I might make him pizza tonight after a hard days slog in the garden :). You may just have made a tired man happy in advance :)


  2. Looks delicious and way healthier than delivery!


    1. Jodi says:

      You could sub a cup of the bread flour with whole wheat too. I didn’t have any on hand and didn’t feel like going to the grocery store for the fifth day in a row ;)


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