Another variation of pizza that we all learned to love is the Buffalo Chicken Pizza. Although Buffalo New York is famous for its chicken wings, they are also great at making pizza.
One of the greatest things about pizza is that it can be changed to whatever is available. You can put any toppings that you want on a pizza and it will still turn out to be great.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza may not be that crazy famous but it certainly does not disappoint. It brings a familiar taste as well as some unique flavor that will give us more options.
In fact, we have been putting chicken as a meat topping on a pizza. That is why it is familiar and the sauce used for Buffalo Chicken is what gives it a spicy and unique taste.
This pizza recipe that we are about to introduce can also be made in less than an hour so you do not have to worry about the time that it will take up.
It is perfect for your Friday dinner where you have more time as you do not need to hurry to sleep. You will also need no professional tools or appliances.
It is also perfect for leftover chicken. So if you roasted chicken the other night and you have some leftovers, you can go and cook this pizza recipe the following day.
So if you are looking for a nice pizza recipe where you can put your leftover chicken on, then this following recipe is the perfect one to follow.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
1. The Chicken Topping
If you have an uncooked chicken, then you can let that cook while preparing the other ingredients for the pizza.
You can put it in a pressure cooker, roast it, or simply boil it for about 30 minutes. That will be enough to soften the meat and it will be easy to shred.
You will need to shred the meat of the chicken so you can create a more even topping for the pizza. That way, you get an even cook on the toppings and the dough will not be damaged.
Ingredients for the Crust
If you want to stick with your own homemade pizza dough, then you can go ahead and do that. If, however, you do not have your own recipe, then you can follow this easy recipe for the dough.
– 1 and 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
– 2/3 cup of warm water
– 2 tablespoons of rapid rise yeast
– 1 and a half teaspoons of sugar
– 3/4 teaspoon of Kosher salt
– 3 tablespoons of olive oil
Step 1. Mixing
In a large bowl, put all the ingredients together. We advise that you put the yeast in the warm water first and then mix the rest of the ingredients in another bowl.
This will start activating the yeast. So once you have mixed the other dry ingredients in a bowl, start adding it to the water and yeast slowly.
Make sure that you mix it with a spatula consistently. This will create a more even mixture which will be great for the rising process.
Step 2. Kneading
Once you have put the ingredients all together, the dough will be a little bit sticky and that is natural. Place it on a lightly floured surface, making sure that you have gathered all the flour that got stuck on the side of the bowl.
Knead the dough on the flat surface for about 5 minutes. Usually, it will not take that long so you can stop kneading once the dough is elastic and smooth.
If you have a stand mixer, you can use that to mix the ingredients together.
Step 3. Rising
This step is where you will allow the yeast in the dough to go to work. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and then let it rest at room temperature for about ten minutes.
You can prepare the other ingredients for the pizza while waiting for the dough.
Ingredients for the Toppings
– 2 cups of the cooked and shredded chicken
– Half cup of ranch dressing
– 1 and a half cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
– 1/3 cup of hot sauce
– 2 tablespoons of melted butter
– Onions are optional
Step 1. Mix the Chicken
This is somewhat of a marinating process. Get the chicken, melted butter and hot sauce, and then mix them in a bowl.
Make sure that all the shredded chicken is coated with the butter and the hot sauce. Set aside for a few minutes to let the meat absorb the marinade.
Step 2. Preheat the Oven
While waiting for the chicken to finish marinating, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and then proceed to the next step while also waiting for the oven to reach the temperature.
Step 3. Get the Crust ready
Bring out the dough from the bowl and then spread a 12-inch round crust. Make sure that you do not leave holes in it and make it as level as possible.
You can adjust the thickness of the crust to whatever you desire. Do the spreading of the crust on a greased pizza pan.
Step 4. Now to the Dressing
Get the ranch dressing and spread it evenly over the crust. Make sure that you leave about half an inch of space on the edges of the crust.
Step 5. Toppings
Get the marinated chicken and spread it evenly on the sauce. Sprinkle the chicken with the mozzarella cheese.
Step 6. Baking
Put the pizza in the oven and then let it bake for about 15 minutes. You can go shorter or longer, just remove the pizza off the oven once the crust has turned golden brown and the cheese has melted.
Step 7. Garnishing
Remove the pizza from the oven and while it is still hot, you can go ahead and put some garnish on it by putting onions or whatever you want plus some more hot sauce if you want.
Allow it to cool down a little bit, slice, and serve while warm. Also, here is an easy-to-follow video guide that you can use.
Change the Ranch Dressing
If you are more of a cheese person, then you can use blue cheese instead of the ranch dressing. We just chose the ranch dressing out of preference so you can put what you want.
Cook the chicken
It is best that you cook the chicken ahead of time so that it would not bother you while preparing the other ingredients. Having leftover chicken is also better.
When you have had chicken the past meal, you can save some for the pizza and make a buffalo chicken pizza that will give spice to your next meal.
It will also not take a lot of time to cook the other ingredients so you need to cook the chicken first to make sure that it does not come out raw when the other ingredients are done cooking.
When you have some leftover chicken from your recent meal, then you can be creative and make a pizza that will blow your mind.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza is one of the best pizzas that are not too well known. It can be easily done and it packs a lot of nutrients, flavor, and of course, the spice.
When you want a milder version of this pizza, you can go ahead and remove the hot sauce or just put a little bit, just for the taste.
Either way, the Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe that we have above will bring out the best taste from all the ingredients that are used so go ahead and follow that recipe for a great pizza dinner!