Buffalo Chicken Pizza

buffalo chicken pizzaSo maybe this is the best pizza you have ever seen? It will be the best you have ever eaten- Or so help me, I will go to Buffalo, NY, home of the original “Buffalo Wing” and taste-test all the Buffalo wings in the city…I would do that for you.  For you…I would.

This may not be the same as a greasy bone-in crispy skinned buffalo wing- but it is a really close second.  I am sort of in love with Buffalo wing anything.  Being a central NY native, I was practically raised on Buffalo wings.  My mother didn’t put one in my mouth before she fed me a bottle or anything, but  I had many a teenage moment in the local pizza place waiting for my order to cook… Youth is so wasted on the young!  Anyhoo…

I still crave the flavor, but maybe I am getting old… the heavy feeling in the pit of my stomach after a meal of wings or buffalo sauced pasta or dip or anything with lots of cheese and goo- I don’t miss. If you are lightening up your meals, but crave a Buffalo wing every now and again, like I do- make this! It will hit. the. spot.  {The spot by your taste-buds I mean}.

The recipe:

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Yield: 12 slices

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 store-bought dough (or you can make your own)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 cup cooked chicken diced or shredded
  • 1/3 cup of Frank's Red Hot Wing Sauce
  • or make wing sauce with:
  • 1/4 cup Franks (Regular) Hot Sauce with 2 Tbsp. melted butter.- YUM
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce (or just jarred marinara)
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced scallion
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded low-fat mozzarella or mild cheese
  • Blue cheese dressing (optional)

Instructions

In a half sheet pan, spray and spread the dough out evenly.

*NOTE: If you have never worked with a store-bought bagged dough, just take it out of refrigerator and the bag to let it rest on a floured board for 5 minutes. Stretch or roll it to the shape of your pan in one layer.

Sprinkle garlic powder and pepper evenly over the top.

Mix the wing sauce and the pizza sauce in a little bowl. Spread the thinnest layer of this all over the pizza. With the remaining sauce, add in the chicken and mix until the chicken is coated.

Layer the chicken on the pizza in one layer. Sprinkle on the celery and scallion. Cover with cheese.

Bake at 400* on a low shelf for 15 minutes or until the bottom of the pizza is light brown and the top of the pizza is bubbly.

Cut into 12 squares. Serve with blue-cheese.

Notes

I have used blue cheese crumbles instead of mozzarella melted on top- really good- and very authentic Buffalo-Wing taste!

http://hardlyagoddess.com/buffalo-chicken-pizza/

I usually make homemade pizza atleast once a week- either with store-bought dough (in the deli area) or make my own (which on a Friday after work, is just not happening).  During Lent, I would not make this on a Friday night obviously, as my family wouldn’t be able to eat it, but on a Saturday night…or during the day? Yup.

Pretty easy:

buffalo chicken pizza

Try it.  You will agree or I will go to Buffalo…