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Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe

I love hot wings.  Love them.  I don’t know how many anniversaries, special occasions, and random nights out have spent eating wings.

As is the case with a lot of my recipes, they’re born out of an accident.  I get a craving and come up with a new way to present it.  Last week I somehow got it into my head I wanted pasta.  I knew there was a batch of sauce in the freezer but when I checked the pantry we didn’t have pasta.  So, I scrapped that idea.

I finally came up with a recipe when I started working backward from the protein and cheese I did have and from there,  the ideas started flowing.  I could do some sort of club type pizza with turkey bacon but that didn’t sound very appetizing either.

I finally settled on making Buffalo Chicken Pizza.  While I had never personally attempted it, my husband had with moderate success so I was feeling I might be able to pull this off.  I did a variation of my Buffalo Chicken Bites recipe and threw it on a pizza.  And you know what?!  My spur of the moment idea ended up being a success!

 

easy homemade buffalo chicken recipe

Ingredients

  • Pizza Crust Mix or Pre-made Crust
  • 1/2 c. Texas Pete Buffalo Wing Sauce (my new favorite)
  • 8 oz. Colby Jack cheese (you could also use cheddar or a mix of other cheeses)
  • (1) boneless skinless chicken breast, diced
  • Ranch Dressing
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Prepare pizza crust according to directions on package.
  3. Meanwhile, season chicken with salt and pepper and brown on stove.
  4. Toss chicken in wing sauce and set aside.
  5. Brush ranch dressing on pizza crust. Use as little or as much as you like.
  6. Sprinkle cheese evenly over crust.
  7. Drain excess sauce of chicken and evenly place on top of cheese.
  8. Bake pizza for 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is brown.
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Comments

  1. Umm that sounds like the greatest thing to whip up for football! I think I’m going to suprise my husband with this pizza for opening day.

  2. YUMMY! This sounds delish!

  3. Ya know.. I love hot wings too. HUBBY hates it so I rarely have them anymore. So, have a slice for me!
    Did you know that McDonalds has a new buffalo sauce? I know you are a vegetarian but surely you can put it on something!! :)

    • What are you talking about, Amy?! I eat meat – just said I love wings – I don’t eat McDonald’s though. Good to know about the sauce though if I end up there in a pinch.

  4. This looks so yummy! I just did a Buffalo Chicken recipe roundup and this would have fit in perfectly. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  5. Looks delicious!

  6. This sounds yummy. I have not tried buffalo chicken on pizza, but I want to!

  7. ranch dressing on the crust?!? you are the most brilliant person ever! i’m a ranch addict and this just looks too good for words!

  8. This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing.

  9. I am sending this to my daughter. She loves wings too. WOW this looks really good.

  10. You are so creative! I love the idea of flavoring the crust with ranch dressing. The awesome thing about making pizza at home is that you can do whatever you want with it. :)

  11. Yummy! A unique and delicious spin on pizza!

  12. What a brilliant idea! I love the picture, makes me want to reach into the computer and grab it! :)

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