Buffalo Chicken Pizza

I knew immediately when I saw this here at a Taste of Home Cooking that it would be something my husband and I would really enjoy!  And I was right!  This was delicious!  I may even make another one tonight!  That’s how good it was.  To take the words directly from my husband’s mouth, “This is amazing.”  (There may even have been an expletive in there!)  It is nice and spicy, but the ranch offers a sweet cool balance.  And served with a hearty salad this meal is just heavenly! 

I took The Home Cook’s advice and rather than use dough from the local supermarket, I purchased it from a well-known local Italian bakery.  What a great idea!  I can’t wait to make (and eat!) this again!  Thanks Home Cook! 

My dough rolling skills, do, however, leave something to be desired.  This pizza was neither a circle nor a square, and not by choice.  Does anyone have any suggestions on that front?  Nonetheless, the shape was irrelevant, as this was scrumptious!

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

  • one ball of fresh pizza dough
  • chicken, cooked and cut into small pieces*
  • 1/2 cup Frank’s Buffalo Chicken sauce
  • 3 fresh scallions, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups ranch dressing
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated

Preheat the oven to 420 degrees.  In a pan over low heat toss and coat the chicken pieces (already cooked) with the Frank’s Buffalo chicken sauce.  Set aside.  I don’t have a pizza stone so I rolled out the dough on parchment paper over a cookie sheet.  Spread the ranch dressing over the dough.  Top with half of the mozzarella and then half of the scallions.  Now scatter the sauce covered chicken pieces over the pizza.  Cover with remaining mozzarella cheese.  Drizzle additional Frank’s over the pizza if you desire, but don’t drench it.  Top with remaining scallions.  Cook in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until dough is crisped to your liking. 

*You can use pre-cooked chicken found in the butcher/deli, a rotisserie deli chicken, or cook your own chicken breasts.  Any of those types of chicken work fine for this recipe.


8 Responses

  1. I’m so glad you guys enjoyed the pizza! One question – did you use Ranch dressing because you don’t like blue cheese? I’ve never tried it with Ranch before but if you guys like blue cheese I highly recommend trying that next time. 🙂

    As for the dough rolling – I find it’s much easier to roll the dough if it’s room temperature. I buy my dough frozen so I take out a ball of frozen dough the morning I’m going to make the pizza and leave it on the counter to defrost all day. By the time I get home and start cooking the dough is at the perfect temperature for rolling out into a nice circle.

  2. That is exactly why I used Ranch! Blue cheese is one of the few foods I don’t enjoy.

    Thanks for the tip on the dough temperature!

  3. I can’t wait to try this one. My lovely girlfriend is from Buffalo and I think I’ll make this yummy creation for her sometime soon! 🙂 We really like Marie’s Blue Cheese dressing, the perfection companion to anything “Buffalo” style. 🙂

  4. Mikey,

    You should definitely make this pizza! Just swap out the ranch dressing for Marie’s Blue Cheese dressing.

    Marie + Frank = Heaven

  5. I can’t wait to make this! It’s already on next week’s menu!!!

  6. I made this last night for my kids. My 18 yr. old son’s exact words were “this is freaking amazingly nasty & definitely a keeper” which if your over 30 translates into this is really delicious and you should add this receipe into our dinner menu on a regular basis:)

    Thanks for this receipe! It was not only realy tasty it was quick and easy to prepare & perfect for a work night dinner. I can’t wait to try this on football sunday’s!

  7. Lisa,

    I am so glad your family enjoyed it! I love your son’s comments. And you are right–it is perfect for football games!

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