First the crust:
(I made my dough in the bread machine. This recipe was given to me from Annie's Granny who adapted it from the CDKitchen for Pizza Dough-Bread Machine).
1 cup plus 2 tablespoon of water (110 degrees)
1 teaspoon sugar
2-1/2 teaspoons of active dry yeast (I use yeast for bread machines)
Put yeast in the bottom of the bread pan, and add the warm (110F) water to it. Add the sugar. Let this yeast mixture set for about ten minutes, or until it begins to bubble up.
Add the remaining ingredients.
2 tablespoons oil
3 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
Use the DOUGH CYCLE for your machine. My machine takes 1-1/2 hours but it is so worth the wait.
This recipes make two 12-inch regular pizza crusts or one 16-inch deep dish crust. (I make the 16-inch crust.)
Next - Pizza toppings:
Monterrey Jack cheese - 2 cups, grated
Just before dough cycle is complete. Use Crisco to grease the pizza pan. When dough cycle is complete, with greased hands spread the pizza dough out in the pan. Then add chicken and finally cheese.
Bake in 400 degree oven for 18-20 minutes.
Finally - Garnish:
Garnish as desired.
You can easily change this recipe to make the pizza of your choice. I have used pizza sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese. I look forward to creating veggie pizza when I start to harvest from my garden this summer.