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 shrimp
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.


  1. We just made something similar! A local pizza place puts celery on their buffalo chicken pizza. Sounds strange, but so good with buffalo sauce, and blue cheese.

    Great recipe!

  2. This looks so good. I never eat anything with buffalo sauce.

  3. My husband is the SAME way! Whenever I ask what kind of chicken he wants me to make, it's always "buffalo chicken tenders", or "something I can smother in Frank's". Men, I swear!! I have a recipe very similar to this one and it's great! Good choice :)

  4. I loved this dish.Great job baby!!!

  5. Yes! I've been looking for a recipe to use up my Franks sauce...thanks!

  6. This has been definitely added to my must make list next month! Thanks!

  7. i just came across your blog today. the cake batter cookies drew me in but now i've just spent the last hour bookmarking recipes i can't wait to try. i've only gone back through mid 2009! thank you for taking the time to share your tried and true recipes.

  8. ive never tried this pizza before, but this looks worth trying!!

  9. Mrs. JM- Glad to hear you enjoyed the blog! Thanks for reading it.

  10. I found your blog last night and made this pizza for my husband and my parents and everyone LOVED it! Thanks for sharing!! It was definitely a hit!

  11. We make barbecue chicken pizza a lot but I've never tried buffalo chicken pizza. I know my husband would love this. I'll have to switch it up next time!

  12. LOVED this pizza!! I used a homemade gluten free crust & it was a major success. Since my fiance has recently gone gluten free, I have been making pizza on Fridays and this is the new fave! Thanks for another great recipe!

  13. Aaaaaah. One of my favorite flavor combinations. The key to my heart...

  14. I made this tonight and it was DELISH but I am a weenie and it was way too spicy for me. :) Next time I might cut down the amount of hot sauce but other than that it was amazing and my husband loved it too! Thanks!

  15. So good! I added bleu cheese crumbles and celery.

  16. is that parsley you sprinkled on top?

    1. Yes- but just for the picture lol! I like the contrast the green adds for the picture. It wasn't done for flavor, which is why it's not in the recipe.