This DIY Chick-fil-A pizza is the perfect combination of sweet and savory!
We recently came across a recipe that both intrigued and confused us – the Chick-fil-A pizza. (Say, what??) But since the restaurant is already known for its incredible service, delicious food, and multiple acts of kindness, we just had to try this creative concoction for ourselves!
The pizza is simple: Ingredients include pizza dough, Chick-fil-A Sauce, fried chicken nuggets, waffle fries, and cheese to give you delicious perfection! The sweetness from the sauce and the savory flavor from the cheese and chicken will make your mouth water.
The recipe was created by Private World Secret Recipes back in 2016 and has slowly gained popularity over the years. When I asked the Chick-fil-A employees for advice on the "Chick-fil-A" pizza, they were flabbergasted but wanted to know how to make it right away!
At first, we were like this:
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Then we were like this:
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The recipe is most likely the result of a drunken Saturday night out, but however it came to be, we are incredibly grateful!
- 12-piece Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets
- 1 container (party size) of Chick-fil-A sauce
- 1 order of medium french fries
- ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup lukewarm water
- 1 packet active dry yeast
- ¼ tsp. granulated sugar
- 1½ heaping cups all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
Making the Pizza
My pizza-making days go all the way back to 2016 when I worked as a pizza delivery gal for Domino's, so I thought I had this one in the bag. Of course, I'd forgot that there was a four-year gap between my pizza days and now, so I had barely any recollection of how to shape a pizza.
All I remembered was to place a hand in the middle of the dough and use both to stretch out the dough into a round circle – easy enough, right? That of course, depended on how the dough was prepared.
Several YouTubers and other people have chosen to use a frozen pizza instead of making the dough from scratch, which is kind of genius. However, we chose to follow the recipe exactly so we could get the most accurate results.
Let me tell you, this recipe catered to the amateurs who had no idea what they were doing! It was so easy to make the dough! Forming it, however? That's where I messed up! I also didn't add enough water the first time (just what the recipe called for), and we unintentionally made a thin-crust pizza!
Here is how you make the dough:
Pour a packet of active dry yeast in a bowl with 1/2 cup of water and a 1/2 tablespoon of sugar and let it sit for about 10 minutes until it's foamy, then throw in 1 1/2 (heaping) cups of four and some salt and mix until it forms a dough – that's it.
Here's (roughly) what it should look like:
Isn't it (hilariously) beautiful? I rolled it flat with my makeshift rolling pin (a can of butter spray), but I rolled it too flat. I attempted to repair the holes with torn off pieces of dough, hence the Frankenstein look. I then tried to use the can of butter spray to flatten the spare dough chunks to blend in, but that clearly did not work.
Rather than give up, I chose to make a second batch of the dough, adding in more water and flour until I got the perfect mixture and was able to form a better pizza crust. Therefore, we ended up with a hand-tossed pizza and a thin-crust pizza (so we could have two to compare ... totally not because I messed up the first time).
If you want to know how to form the crust like a professional, check out this fun video!
Moving on to the easiest part – the toppings!
The next process was to spread the Chick-fil-A sauce on the dough and then top it with the rest of the ingredients!
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The easiest way to apply the sauce is to plop a bunch in the middle of the dough and then slowly spread it out in circles!
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Next, sprinkle on the fries (which we tore into smaller pieces) and the chicken onto the pizza evenly.
Now, for the last step. Toss on the cheese like Salt Bae and throw the whole pie in the oven at 500 degrees for about 12-15 minutes or until the crust is crispy and brown. Our thin-crust pizza took about 12 minutes, and the hand-tossed took about 15 minutes but could have gone in for longer.
Here's the finished product:
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As you have noticed, we did not have a pizza stone, so we just ended up using baking sheets and formed the pizza into a square. However the shape, it was the same concept!
No joke – it tastes exactly like a piece of bacon. We weren't sure why ... but, bacon. We noticed that having the fries on the pizza didn't really make much difference to the taste (probably because they were overcooked) and blended in with the crust, however, they were fun to have on there.
There was the perfect ratio between the crunchy and soft textures and as well as the sweet and savory flavors. Overall, it was amazing and we highly recommend that you try this!
TASTE: 10 out of 10
Have you tried this pizza before? What did you think? Did you use a frozen pizza, premade pizza crust, or make the dough yourself? Do you think it tastes like bacon? Tell us in the comments!