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Buffalo Chicken Pizza

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield Yield: serves 4 1x
  • Category Category: Pizza
  • Method Method: Baking
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dinner
Buffalo Chicken Pizza is an easy pizza recipe

Description:

This fast and delicious pizza recipe is great for a game day appetizer or a weeknight dinner!


Ingredients:

Crust

  • 13/4 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann’s® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup very warm water (120° to 130°F)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Toppings

  • 2 cups cubed or shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce
  • 1/2  cup Ranch dressing
  • 1 1/2 cups grated low moisture mozzarella cheese
  • Optional garnish – sliced green onions and extra hot sauce

Instructions

Crust

  1. In a large bowl combine 1 3/4 cup flour, yeast, sugar, salt, water, and oil. Stir until smooth, adding more flour if necessary. Dough should be slightly sticky, but form a ball.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for 3-4 minutes until smooth and elastic. Alternately you can mix the dough ingredients in your stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment.
  3. Cover the bowl and allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes. Prepare toppings, while the dough is resting.

Toppings

  1. In a large bowl combine the chicken, melted butter, and hot sauce until coated. Set aside.

Assembly

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. When the dough is ready, spread it out 12-15 inches, depending on desired thickness onto a lightly greased pizza pan.
  3. Spread the ranch dressing evenly on top of the dough.
  4. Top evenly with prepared chicken, and sprinkle chicken with grated cheese.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  6. Remove from oven and garnish with green onions and and drizzle with extra hot sauce if desired.
  7. Allow the pizza to rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve warm.

Notes:

To reheat, preheat oven to 400°F. Place pizza on pizza stone or baking sheet and heat for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

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