Buffalo Chicken Pizza
It’s no secret that we love Frank’s Red Hot Sauce! I’ve told you time and time again that Paul could live on hot sauce alone. So when I ask him what he wants for dinner, I’m never surprised when he says “something buffalo chicken”, which are the exact words that I heard this weekend.
I have had this recipe written for a long time but for some reason had not tried it. What a fool I am sometimes! It is a perfect weeknight meal, you guys! There are many elements to the pizza but everything works together so well. The white sauce tastes a little like ranch dressing (but not too much because you know I’m not a fan!) It cools down the Frank’s sauce just enough and the chunks of garlic, sliced red onions and cilantro all added great flavor throughout. Please try this, and do it soon!
PS – can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? We are spending the holiday with Paul’s family, I’m bringing dessert (of course!) Any suggestions as to what to bake up? Paul has already requested a double batch of my Spiced Apple Cider Blondies!
Other Bake Your Day Buffalo Chicken Recipes:
Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe
1 Tb. unsalted butter
1 cup Frank’s hot sauce
3 tsp. packed brown sugar
1.5 tsp. vinegar
2 cups cooked chicken
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used non-fat)
3 Tbs. mayonnaise
2 Tbs. Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried dill
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup red onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup bleu cheese crumbles
6 cloves garlic, sliced in half
1 recipe for pizza crust. (I used The Faux Martha’s No-Rise Pizza Crust. It will knock your socks off.)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare crust as directed. Brush crust with olive oil and bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Whisk in the Frank’s sauce, brown sugar, and vinegar and allow the sauce to heat through. Remove from heat and stir in chicken. Set aside.
In a small bowl, mix the ingredients for the white sauce. (It's actually more like a paste than a sauce.) Spread the sauce in a thin layer over the pre-baked crust. Spread the chicken/Frank’s sauce mixture over the white sauce. Sprinkle the onion and garlic cloves over the sauce and top with bleu cheese and mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 450 degrees for 12-14 minutes until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and let the pizza sit for a few minutes before slicing.
I made a quick homemade pizza crust but feel free to use store-bought, or better yet, visit your favorite pizza restaurant and ask to buy some of their crust!
If you prefer, feel free to use your favorite ranch dressing or bleu cheese dressing in place of the white sauce. I also think alfredo sauce would be delicious!