Add all the ingredients in the bowl of the stand mixer.
Mix until combined.
Knead the dough on medium speed for 3-4 minutes.
Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and keep in a warm place for 2 hours or until the dough doubles in size.
Assembling the pizza
Pre heat the oven to 500 Degrees F (260 Degrees C)
Mix minced garlic with olive oil.
Brush a 9x13 inch baking sheet with olive oil generously.
Transfer the pizza dough on the baking sheet.
Stretch the dough onto the baking sheet evenly.
Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil mixed with minced garlic all over the dough and brush it all over.
Cover the baking sheet and keep it aside for the dough to rise for 30 minutes.
Remove the cover and top the dough with pizza sauce.
Top with mushroom, chicken, bell pepper, parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, mozzarella, salt and pepper.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until the crust is golden brown.
Remove the tray from the oven .
Garnish with fresh basil leaves.
Cut into slices and serve hot.
Traditional Sicilian thick crust pizza doesn’t use mozzarella cheese but the US version has it.You can go ahead and top it with pepperoni, mushroom, onion slices or any other topping of your choice. Just don't call it traditional then :)