Buffalo Chicken Pizza

I had a craving for buffalo chicken wings the other night, but also was dying to try out the new pizza crust yeast by Fleischmann’s that I just bought.  So I combined the two ideas and made a buffalo chicken pizza that was the bomb diggity.

Seriously, this was a great pizza.   As we were eating, Tim told me “you know you’re going to have to make this again soon, right?”   It was so good and easy to make.  I made it on the weekend, but it will definitely be something that I make on busy weeknights in the future.  The pizza dough doesn’t require rising, so it is super fast and easy to work with.

Sadly, I forgot to buy a red onion and blue cheese, so I had to skip those ingredients.  I’ll definitely make sure to include them next time, since they were missed.

Even if this recipe doesn’t appeal to you, I encourage you to at least try the pizza crust and use different toppings.  Homemade pizza crust is so good!

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Buffalo Chicken Pizza

{source:  loosely adapted from The Way the Cookie Crumbles}

Ingredients

1 large chicken breast, cooked and shredded (about 12 oz) – or leftover roasted chicken

¼ cup Frank’s hot sauce or wing sauce of your choice

3 tablespoons to 1/4 cup Ranch dressing {enough to thinly cover the crust}

½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

¼ cup blue cheese, crumbled  – I omitted

2 jalapeno peppers, sliced

¼ cup red onion or scallions, diced very fine – I omitted

prepared pizza dough for one regular 12″ crust {recipe below}

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Prepare the dough as instructed below and roll it into a 12″ circle.  Place it on a pizza pan that has been lightly dusted with cornmeal.

Spread the Ranch dressing over the dough.

Combine the shredded chicken with the hot sauce and evenly place it over the crust.

Top with cheese, and then peppers and onions if you are using them.

Bake the pizza for 10-15 minutes on the bottom rack.  Pizza is done when the cheese is melted and bubbling and the crust is browned.

Let the pizza rest about 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

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Pizza Crust

Ingredients

1 envelope Fleischmann’s Pizza Yeast

1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour {I used a little less than 2 cups total}

1-1/2 teaspoons sugar

3/4 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup very warm water (120 degrees – 130 degrees)

3 tablespoons oil

Directions

Combine one cup of flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl.  Add water and oil.  Mix together until well blended, about one minute.

Gradually add 1/2 cup of flour until soft dough is formed; will be slightly sticky.  Add additional flour if necessary to form the dough into a ball.

Knead on a floured surface, adding more flour if needed, until smooth and elastic; about 4 minutes.

Roll dough out into a 12″ circle and transfer to pizza pan.

Top as desired.

Bake for 10-15 minutes.

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