Buffalo Chicken Pizza

This buffalo chicken pizza is full of spicy buffalo sauce, chicken, and drizzled with a creamy ranch dressing.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza #recipe from bunsinmyoven.com, top it off with a drizzle of ranch or blue cheese! #buffalochicken #pizza


Sometimes I can’t even stand my life.

I mean, how did I grow up to land this gig where I cook, photograph food, and write about it for a living? It’s so fabulous, I can barely handle it all.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza #recipe from bunsinmyoven.com

I love cooking, I love photography, I love writing. My life, it is complete.

Then you throw in the amazing children and the sweet husband, and seriously, I’m so blessed I sometimes want to punch myself.

Are you getting tired of hearing me talk about how amazing things are? I mean, guys. There are lots of dirty dishes. And did I mention the crumbs? And my children totally leave their socks all up in everything. I have found dirty socks on the kitchen counters. I have found their dirty socks under my pillow. I have found dirty socks in my purse.

What is with my children and dirty socks? Someone make it stop.

buffalo chicken pizza recipe on pizza pan

Overall, though, I would not change this life full of socks for anything.

Especially since it contains things like this buffalo chicken pizza recipe. (And this carnitas pizza! OMG.)

This buffalo chicken pizza is like this life-altering meal that will totally make you jealous of yourself.

Has that ever happened to you? Things are so wonderful that you’re actually jealous of yourself? If not, prepare to feel that way when you take a bit out of this spicy, cheesy, ranch-y pizza. It’s ridic.

You can either use a store bought rotisserie chicken for this meal, or you can be like me and use my favorite shredded chicken. It cooks in a crockpot all day, shreds quickly in the mixer, and then stores in the freezer for you to grab whenever the mood strikes. I always have eleventy hundred bags of the stuff on hand!

Be sure to give my buffalo chicken casserole a try too!

Buffalo Chicken Pizza #recipe from bunsinmyoven.com

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3.72 from 7 votes

Buffalo Chicken PIzza

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Servings: 8 slices pizza
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: game day recipes, party recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Calories: 392 kcal

This buffalo chicken pizza is full of spicy buffalo sauce, chicken, and drizzled with a creamy ranch dressing.

Ingredients

For the dough:
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 2 cups flour bread or all purpose works well here
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
Toppings:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Ranch dressing seasoning the powder
  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 8 ounces mozzarella grated
  • Ranch dressing prepared for serving, if desired

Instructions

  1. To make the dough, place the warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer. Sprinkle the yeast on top and let bloom, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the flour, salt, and olive oil to the yeast mixture and turn the mixer (fitted with the dough hook) to medium. Knead until the dough comes together to form a smooth dough. Remove dough to an oiled bowl and place in the oven with the light turned on.
  3. Let rise for one hour, or until doubled in bulk.
  4. When the dough has doubled, punch it down.
  5. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  6. Roll the dough out on a well floured surface to a 12 inch circle and place on a pizza stone or pan.
  7. To prepare the pizza, in a small saucepan over low heat, melt the cream cheese, stirring constantly to prevent it from burning on the bottom of the pan.
  8. Once the cream cheese has melted, spread it evenly over the pizza crust and sprinkle with the ranch seasoning powder.
  9. Sprinkle all but 1/4 cup of the cheese over the crust.
  10. Toss the chicken with the hot sauce to coat and put the chunks of chicken evenly over the cheese.
  11. Top with the remaining cheese.
  12. Bake for 10 minutes or until the dough is golden and the cheese has melted.
  13. Drizzle ranch dressing over the pizza before serving, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken PIzza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 392 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 741mg 31%
Potassium 137mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 7.8%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 17.1%
Iron 11.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.