Buffalo chicken pizza is the ultimate spicy pizza! Homemade Buffalo sauce, rotisserie chicken, and an Asiago and Mozzarella cheese blend make this pizza extra delicious. If you’re looking for a fun new Buffalo chicken snack or a way to upgrade your next pizza night, you’ll love how easy this is to make!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS PIZZA RECIPE
This isn’t just your basic Buffalo chicken pizza. We’re not talking about just some chicken tossed with hot sauce, topped with cheese and baked. So what’s so great about this pizza I’ve cooked up for you? Here’s what’s extra special:
First, you’re going to make a Buffalo hot sauce. Combining your favorite hot sauce with melted butter, some brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce really elevates the Buffalo sauce and gives it a more robust complex flavor.
Second, the cheese is a blend of Asiago and Mozzarella. The Asiago cheese really elevates the flavors and almost makes this not just any old Buffalo chicken pizza.
Finally, I like a firmer crispier pizza so I prebake the dough first for 8 minutes. After the dough has prebaked then you add the sauce with chicken and cheese and bake until browned and bubbly.
HOW TO MAKE BUFFALO CHICKEN PIZZA
STEP 1: Prebake the dough. I love a firmer pizza that isn’t too dough, so I bake my dough first without anything on it for 8 minutes.
STEP 2: Make the Buffalo hot sauce. For this recipe you’ll make a smooth Buffalo sauce with your favorite hot sauce, butter, brown sugar, and some seasoning. Then, mix in 2 cups of rotisserie chicken for perfectly coated spicy chicken!
STEP 3: Layer the pizza. Take your prebaked dough and spread the Buffalo chicken sauce all over top. Then combine the Asiago and Mozzarella cheese and sprinkle that over top of the chicken layer.
STEP 4: Drizzle with ranch. As much as you’d like, but just give a good drizzle of ranch dressing over the pizza.
STEP 5: Add Blue cheese (optional). I really love Blue cheese, and I think it really adds that classic Buffalo chicken flavor here. If you like Blue cheese too go ahead and add a generous sprinkle over top!
STEP 6: Bake. Pop this back in the oven for 12 minutes until browned and bubbly!
Allow to cool slightly then slice and serve! This is great for a pizza night dinner or as a football party snack! Just imagine watching a game and snacking on this perfect pizza.Print
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
This spicy pizza is perfect for an upgraded pizza night or a game day get together! A smooth homemade Buffalo sauce, rotisserie chicken, and cheeses all baked until browned and bubbly.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 1 pizza
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken, recommend using only the white meat
1 pizza dough
1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated Asiago cheese
1/2 cup hot sauce, or use up to 3/4 cup for extra heat
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Ranch dressing for garnish (about 1/4 cup)
Scallions for garnishing
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl combine the Mozzarella and Asiago cheeses. Prepare the pizza dough and stretch it into a circle and place it onto your pizza pan. Bake for 8 minutes.
2. While the pizza dough is baking, prepare the hot sauce. In a small pot over medium heat add the butter and melt. Whisk in the flour, then pour in the hot sauce. I used 1/2 cup for a mild heat, but increase this amount to 3/4 cup for additional sauce and heat. Simmer about 2 minutes to thicken. Add the Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and garlic powder. Lastly, add in the shredded chicken and stir to coat the chicken in the hot sauce. Remove from heat.
3. Spread the Buffalo chicken mixture onto the prebaked pizza dough, leaving enough edge for a crust. Top with all of the Mozzarella Asiago cheese blend. Drizzle ranch dressing (as much as you’d like) over top, then sprinkle with as much Blue cheese as you’d like. Bake for 10-12 minutes. I usually bake for 12 minutes for a nice browned crust and browned and bubbly Mozzarella.
Garnish with diced scallions. Allow to cool slightly before slicing. Enjoy!
Increase the amount of hot sauce to 3/4 cup if you want a spicier pizza!
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