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The Buffalo chicken pizza on parchment paper with ranch and a beer to the side with a slab of blue cheese and fresh parsley.
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Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Let's combine everyone's two favorite party foods into one beloved dish: Buffalo chicken pizza! Featuring spicy Buffalo sauce, tender shredded chicken and loads of cheesy goodness, this pizza is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Perfect for game day or a casual gathering with friends.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 10-inch pizza
Calories 771kcal

Equipment

  • Pizza stone
  • Large baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Pizza cutter or large knife

Ingredients

  • ½ pound pizza dough homemade or store-bought
  • Flour for dusting
  • Cornmeal for dusting
  • ½ cup Frank's Red Hot Original Sauce
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup shredded chicken
  • 2 cups freshly grated low-moisture mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ tablespoon water
  • Fresh parsley chopped, optional, for garnish
  • Ranch or blue cheese dressing for serving on the side, optional

Instructions

  • If using dough stored in the refrigerator, place on a lightly floured surface, gently press into a 5-inch flat circle and cover with plastic wrap about two to three hours before you plan to bake the pizza. However, if you made your dough right away and it's already risen and come to room temperature, you're ready to skip straight to step 2. 
  • About 45 minutes to an hour before baking, place a pizza stone in the cold oven and turn the heat to 500 degrees. If you don’t have a pizza stone, you can use a large baking sheet and preheat for 30 minutes, though a pizza stone is recommended for best results.
  • Hand stretch the dough using the bed of your fingers rather than your finger tips to pat the dough outward toward the edge. Don’t pat in the center of the dough, or you’ll get limp pizza. Really focus on staying outside of the center and work toward the edge. After you work the dough, grab the edge of the pizza and lift it in the air. Allow it to quickly hang down and keep rotating the pizza crust through your fingers to allow the rest of the pizza to have a chance to hang like you’re turning the steering wheel of a car. Do not use a rolling pin to shape and flatten. The dough is stretched when it’s 10 inches in diameter. If any holes form, pinch the dough back together.
  • Coat a pizza peel or the back of a parchment paper-covered baking sheet with cornmeal and place the hand-stretched dough on top. Adjust the shape if necessary.
  • Stir together the Frank's Original Red Hot Sauce and melted butter. Spread ¼ cup of the sauce on the stretched pizza dough, leaving room for the crust. Toss the chicken with 2 tablespoons of sauce and reserve the rest to serve with the pizza. 
  • Top with mozzarella and then the blue cheese. 
  • Whisk together the egg yolk and water and brush on the crust.
  • Transfer to the hot pizza stone. If using parchment paper on a baking sheet to transfer the pizza, bring the baking sheet to the edge of the pizza stone, grab the edge of the parchment paper and slide the pizza from the baking sheet to the pizza stone. Bake for two minutes, remove the parchment paper and then continue to bake for six to eight minutes. If using a pizza peel with no parchment paper to transfer the pizza directly to the stone, bake for eight to 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Let the pizza set for about five minutes, cut into slices and top with fresh parsley and serving with dressing if desired. Enjoy!

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Notes

  • A 10-inch pizza is a good-size meal for two people, or it works well as an appetizer for four people. If you want to make a larger pizza, you can use more dough and toppings, but make sure it isn’t larger than your pizza stone or baking sheet.
  • While I highly recommend my make-ahead beer pizza dough, most grocery stores sell fresh pizza dough in the section where you can find freshly prepared soups, salads and meals. If you can’t find it, ask someone at the deli counter.
  • For the mozzarella, I definitely recommend grating it yourself rather than the bagged shredded cheese, which doesn’t melt as well, and using the kind of mozzarella that isn’t stored in water, which can soak the crust.
  • For full tips, please see blog post.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Nutrition

Calories: 771kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 2915mg