Buffalo Chicken Pizza




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Introduction

Get ready for a flavor explosion with Buffalo Chicken Pizza! This mouthwatering dish combines the spicy kick of buffalo sauce with tender chicken and creamy cheese on a crispy crust. It’s a perfect choice for pizza night or any gathering with friends and family.

Why Make This Recipe

If you love the bold flavors of buffalo chicken wings and the comforting goodness of pizza, this recipe is sure to win your heart. It’s easy to make, customizable to your spice preference, and a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup warm water (around 110 degrees)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 cups flour (all-purpose or bread flour)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 8 ounces mozzarella (shredded)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onions
  • Ranch dressing or blue cheese (for serving)

Directions:

  1. Bloom the yeast: Mix warm water and sugar, sprinkle yeast, let it bloom.
  2. Make the dough: Add flour, olive oil, and salt to the yeast mixture. Knead until smooth, adjust flour if needed. Let rise.
  3. Preheat oven: Set to 500 degrees after dough rises.
  4. Assemble pizza: Roll out dough, spread cream cheese mixture, add cheese, chicken tossed in buffalo sauce, more cheese.
  5. Bake: Bake for 10 minutes until golden and bubbly.
  6. Serve: Sprinkle with green onions, drizzle with ranch or blue cheese dressing.

How to Serve Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Serve this delicious pizza hot and fresh out of the oven. Pair it with a side salad or some crunchy celery sticks for a complete meal. Drizzle extra buffalo sauce on top for an added kick if you like it extra spicy.

How to Store Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Store any leftover pizza in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven for a crispy crust or in the microwave for a quick meal.

Tips to Make Buffalo Chicken Pizza

  • Ensure the dough is rolled out evenly for a consistent crust.
  • Adjust the amount of buffalo sauce to suit your spice tolerance.
  • Use pre-cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken for a quicker preparation.

Variation

For a twist, add some sliced jalapenos or diced bell peppers for extra heat and crunch. You can also swap the chicken for pulled pork or tofu for a vegetarian option.

FAQs

  1. Can I use store-bought pizza dough for this recipe? Yes, you can save time by using pre-made pizza dough.
  2. Can I make this pizza ahead of time? You can prepare the toppings in advance but assemble and bake the pizza just before serving for the best taste and texture.
  3. Can I freeze leftover Buffalo Chicken Pizza? Yes, you can freeze slices in a zip-top bag for up to 2 months. Reheat in the oven for a crispy finish.

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