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Buffalo Chicken Pizza

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I love Buffalo chicken wings. I can pretty much eat them any time of the year, even when it isn’t football season (yes, I’m a girl, and I love football. That’s just how it is). I can make a mean wing dip, which is perfect for serving as an appetizer…but, I also wanted something I could eat as a meal, and therefore feel less guilty about than I would finishing off half a pan of that dip. That didn’t happen, really. You believe me, don’t you??

Anyway, I now frequently make my own Buffalo chicken pizza, with homemade pizza dough. Now, don’t be scared away by the homemade dough part.  It’s really easy, and it doesn’t even take that long to rise.  Here’s what you’ll need for the dough.

Servings: 8

And here’s the rest of the stuff you’ll need:

For the dough, mix the flour and salt together in a large bowl.

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Make a well in the center, and pour in the water, 2 Tbsp olive oil, and yeast. Let the yeast dissolve for 10-15 minutes.

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With a wooden spoon, incorporate the water into the dough.  Knead the dough until it’s smooth.  Brush a medium bowl with olive oil, and place the dough into the bowl.  Roll it around to coat it in the oil, then cover it and leave it for about 40 minutes to rise.

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In the meantime, get your chicken ready.  Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces, and put them in a bag you can seal shut.

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Add in the desired amount of Frank’s Red Hot sauce, crushed red pepper, and Tabasco sauce, and shake the bag to coat the chicken (you can even do this the night before if you really want, and let it marinate).

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Now, toss the chicken into a skillet and cook until no longer pink in the center.

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At this point, our dough should be almost ready. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and grease a 13″ pizza pan.  The dough should be about doubled in volume.

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Roll the dough out onto the pizza pan.

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Then, pour on the “sauce” – more Frank’s Red Hot.

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Drop the Buffalo chicken on to the dough.

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Then, sprinkle generously with mozzarella cheese.

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Bake for about 20 minutes.  The cheese should be golden brown like this:

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Yum!  Serve with a tall glass of ice water.

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Posted by on May 19, 2009.

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19 Responses

  1. Wow, that looks really good! I definitely need to try that.

    by Bee on May 19, 2009 at 9:33 am

  2. That sounds…and looks…so, so good! My hubby is anti-chicken on pizza. May just have to make it for myself! 😉

    by Bridget on May 19, 2009 at 11:00 pm

  3. YUM YUM YUM! We love making pizza in our house and use chicken all the time…my husbands fave is BBQ chicken pizza…we have bought buffalo chicken pizza, but have never made it. AWESOME!

    by Shelly on May 20, 2009 at 8:55 am

  4. This is definitely one of my favs – there’s just something about homemade pizza dough!

    by Tracy on May 21, 2009 at 7:41 pm

  5. How much Frank’s do you end up using?

    by Bee on May 23, 2009 at 2:02 pm

  6. Hmm, that is a good question. I think probably about 2 Tbsp for the chicken marinade, and 3-4 Tbsp for the pizza “sauce.” 🙂

    by Tracy on May 23, 2009 at 5:00 pm

  7. Ok, cool. Thanks! I was having Tom get some stuff from the store and I wanted to make sure I had enough. 😀 We’re gonna try it on Friday!

    by Bee on May 26, 2009 at 10:46 pm

  8. Cool! Let me know how it turns out! 🙂

    by Tracy on May 27, 2009 at 9:32 am

  9. It was really good! And easy, too. 😀

    by Bee on May 31, 2009 at 7:47 am

  10. This pizza looks awesome! And pizza is definitely one of my favorite things to make for dinner.. Considering my husband’s favorite pizza is Domino’s Texas BBQ – this would be a huge hit at our house 🙂 Thanks for the recipe.

    by Maggy on May 17, 2010 at 9:40 am

  11. My hubs loves buffalo chicken wings, he will love this pizza!

    by Maria on May 17, 2010 at 11:43 am

  12. One of my absolute favorites!

    by Jenny Flake on May 17, 2010 at 12:21 pm

  13. Pizza sounds so good right now! I like the pizza pan too!

    by Michelle on May 17, 2010 at 4:11 pm

  14. Buffalo Chicken Pizza is one of my favorites! This looks great!

    by Jen @ How To: Simplify on May 17, 2010 at 4:34 pm

  15. We make pizza dough for our weekly Friday night pizza night, but have never made buffalo chicken to top it with. We will definitely have to try this!

    by Cookin' Canuck on May 17, 2010 at 10:49 pm

  16. Mmmm! I love homemade pizza! I have yet to try a buffalo chicken version, I will definitely save this!

    by Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker on May 17, 2010 at 11:16 pm

  17. Do you bake at 375 for 20 minutes

    by Asha on Jan 10, 2011 at 1:33 pm

  18. This looks so yummy!!! Love your step by step pics!

    by Sweet Bella Roos on Jan 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm

  19. I am obsessed with buffalo chicken pizza! I will definitely be making this soon!

    by Kenni on Feb 21, 2011 at 2:25 pm

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Hi there! I’m Tracy, and I live in upstate NY. My husband and I met in college and have been married since 2005. A Canning, baking, writing, photography, and even cleaning (yes, cleaning – it can be oddly relaxing), are all things that I enjoy. This blog brings all of those passions together – but […]more →