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Friday, July 31, 2009

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

A new family favorite!  I had a few people ask for the recipe…it was pretty easy, and everyone LOVED it!

First, I made the crust.  You can use any kind of crust you want..homemade, store purchased…frozen bread dough…

This was a new crust recipe for us and it got rave reviews and everyone asked for me to make it again.

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-2 t. garlic powder for flavor if desired


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in the water, and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir the salt and oil (and garlic powder) into the yeast solution. Mix in 2 1/2 cups of the flour.
  3. Turn dough out onto a clean, well floured surface, and knead in more flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Place the dough into a well oiled bowl, and cover with a cloth. Let the dough rise until double; this should take about 1 hour. Punch down the dough, and form a tight ball. Allow the dough to relax for a minute before rolling out. Use for your favorite pizza recipe.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). If you are baking the dough on a pizza stone, you may place your toppings on the dough, and bake immediately. If you are baking your pizza in a pan, lightly oil the pan, and let the dough rise for 15 or 20 minutes before topping and baking it.
  5. Bake pizza in preheated oven, until the cheese and crust are golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.

While the dough was rising for that hour, I grilled (but you can cook them any way you want) 3 chicken breasts, and then chopped them up.  (Some shred the chicken, but I like it chopped, better)  I poured in a bottle of Hot Wing sauce (or you can use tobasco sauce and a bit of melted butter) until it was nice and wet and saucy. 


I rolled out the dough and baked it for 5-7 minutes first.


Then topped it with a generous few squirts of ranch dressing.  (Some use bleu cheese dressing, but I knew my family would prefer the ranch…it was GREAT!)


spread it around, getting as close to the edges as you can.


Next, I topped it with the chicken/buffalo sauce mixture (thanks, Ethan, for taking the picture…my hands were kinda yucky to be messing with my camera!)


Top with a handful or two of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and bake for another 10-12 minutes.




I made three of these…and we didn’t have much left over!

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