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Restaurant style pizza at home

How to Make Restaurant Style Pizza at Home

There’s something undeniably satisfying about mastering a restaurant-style chicken pizza in your own kitchen. Making it at home allows you to enjoy the deliciousness without breaking the bank.
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian-American
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 750kcal


  • 1 bowl
  • 1 Pizza Cutter
  • 1 baking sheet or fry pan


For Yeast Mixture

For Dough

For toppings

  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 5-6 black olives or green olives
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken shredded


Step 1: Prepare The Yeast Mixture

  • Prepare the Yeast Mixture
  • First things first, let’s start by prepping the yeast. Gently warm the milk, making sure it’s just lukewarm. Combine it with the yeast and brown sugar. Stir well and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes. You’ll notice it becoming frothy – that’s your yeast coming to life.

Step 2: Make The Dough

  • Pizza dough making process
  • Pizza dough ready after kneading
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, brown sugar, and salt. Create a well in the center and add the yeast mixture, olive oil, and the beaten egg. Mix everything until it starts to come together. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead it for about 8-10 minutes. You want a smooth, elastic dough.

Step 3: Let The Dough Rise

  • Let the Dough Rise
  • Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise for around an hour or until it has doubled in size. You might need to punch it down once during this time.

Step 4: Prepare The Toppings

  • Prepare the Toppings
  • While the dough rests, let’s get those toppings ready. Shred the chicken, slice the bell peppers, onions, and olives. If you haven’t already, grate the mozzarella cheese. I like to use freshly shredded cheese because it melts better and tastes creamier.

Step 5: Assemble The Pizza

  • Transfer the dough onto a pizza stone, round fry pan or a suitable baking tray
  • Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C). Roll out the dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness—I aim for a medium crust. Transfer the dough onto a pizza stone, round fry pan or a suitable baking tray.
  • Spread a generous layer of pizza sauce over the dough
  • Add your favorite toppings
  • Spread a generous layer of pizza sauce over the dough, leaving a bit of an edge for the crust. Evenly sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese, followed by the chicken, bell peppers, onions, and olives. I try to be artistic with my toppings, creating a visually pleasing and tantalizing effect.

Step 6: Bake The Pizza

  • Slide it into the preheated oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly. For that extra crunch, you can bake a couple of minutes longer.

Step 7: Serve And Enjoy

  • Once done, remove the pizza from the oven carefully. Let it cool for a minute or two before slicing. Serve it hot and watch as everyone’s eyes light up.
  • Restaurant Style Pizza At Home


Yeast Mixture: Ensure the milk isn’t too hot, or it will kill the yeast. Aim for a temperature slightly warmer than your skin.
Dough Variations: For a whole wheat option, swap half of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour for a healthier twist.
Pizza Sauce: Use good-quality sauce or make your own with canned tomatoes, garlic, and oregano.
Fresh Vegetables: Bell peppers not only add color but also a crunch. Onions caramelize slightly during baking, bringing sweetness.
Olives: These add a briny punch, balancing the richness of the cheese and chicken.
Chicken: I often use leftover grilled chicken. It’s a great way to reduce waste and add flavor.


Keyword: baking pizza at home, restaurant style pizza