Monday, January 24, 2011
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
I've mentioned before that my husband is unhealthily obsessed with buffalo sauce. Anytime I ask him what he wants me to make for dinner he says the same thing, "Something with buffalo sauce." Now I love buffalo sauce too, so this is A-OK in my book. Plus, I much prefer to fulfill this request at home where I can prepare food with buffalo sauce that isn't as bad for you (skip the frying, not add butter to the sauce, etc.)
When we go get slices of pizza John always gets a buffalo slice. I'm telling you- the man is obsessed! I typically prefer something with a tomato based sauce, but hey- to each his own, right? In order to spice up our dinner menu (heh- get the pun? Get it? Ok... moving on) I added this pizza and am so glad I did. We both loved it. It had just the right amount of spice and was quite satisfying. Best of all it was so easy to make. My kind of meal, particularly after a long day at work.
And if you're like John and can't get enough buffalo sauce goodness, here are some things I've made in the past:
Buffalo chicken wraps
Baked buffalo chicken tenders (My most googled recipe!)
Buffalo shrimp quesadillas
Source: Stephanie Cooks Original
1 pizza crust (homemade or pre-made, your choice)
3 oz. cooked chicken (1 small breast), cooked and chopped small
3 tbsp. ranch salad dressing
6 tbsp. buffalo wing sauce, like Frank's, divided
3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1- Preheat the oven (and your pizza stone if using one) to 450 degrees.
2- If using homemade crust, form your crust into a circle.
3- In a small bowl, combine the 3 tbsp. ranch salad dressing with 3 tbsp. buffalo sauce, stir well to combine.
4- Spread the ranch/buffalo mixture over the crust evenly.
5- Add the chicken to the small bowl. Top with 2 tbsp. buffalo wing sauce and toss to coat.
6- Place chicken evenly over the crust/sauce.
7- Top with cheese. Drizzle with the remaining tbsp. of wing sauce (or more to taste).
8- Bake 12-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and the crust is golden crisp.