Easy Buffalo Chicken Pizza
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Easy Buffalo Chicken Pizza

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I hate to complain about Mondays. I really, really do. But man, this one is going to be tough. I haven’t been in the office in almost two whole entire weeks. TWO WEEKS at home. Sleeping in. Cooking. Baking. Catching up on bad TV. Reading. Spending time with my family. Cleaning. Writing. Taking baths. Sitting on my couch… (OK, I had to work from home a bit, but still. HOME). It has been heavenly. But all good things must come to an end and it wouldn’t be vacation if it lasted forever, would it? So, now I’m back to the grind.

There are two things getting me through the day. 1) Tonight’s season premiere of The Bachelor! and 2) Tonight’s tacos. With my eye on the prize, I can do this. And so can you! One of my big goals for the year is to be better at meal planning during the week on a more consistent basis. If I know what I’m going to make for dinner at the start of the week, the chances of me actually cooking after work greatly improve.

But my first Monday back to work is not the night to start anything crazy. So, I’m celebrating The Bachelor with easy-to-make (and wonderfully delicious) tacos. And sharing this recipe for super easy Buffalo Chicken Pizza with you. Let’s ease into this whole beginning of the year thing, shall we?

I was craving buffalo chicken pizza like crazy a couple weeks ago. Which is why I whipped this pizza up. As I was making it, I felt a kind of weird déjà vu. Didn’t I already create a recipe for buffalo chicken pizza on this blog? Yup. Here it is. But guess what? It’s kind of complicated and though I remember it being delicious, it’s definitely not the kind of pizza you want to undertake after a long day of work. This one is.

You might see the below and think that I cheated… But I will argue that rotisserie chicken is a serious lifesaver for a working woman (or man). Of course, you can cook a chicken yourself for this, or use chicken breasts. It’s all about whatever you have time for!

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I recommend using my trusty pizza/flatbread dough. You can make it ahead of time, so you’re ready to roll (literally) when you get home from work. Or you can even buy dough from your grocery store. Seriously, make it easy for yourself. Rolling the dough out is the toughest part of this recipe.

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Again, you can call me a cheater, but all I did was shred the meat from the rotisserie chicken and combine it with Frank’s Red Hot.

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Then I brushed the dough with olive oil and sprinkled it with mozzarella cheese.

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Topped it with the chicken.

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And then crumbled blue cheese all around.

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In an oven pre-heated at 450 degrees, I baked the pizza for 10-14 minutes, until the crust was nice and crispy and starting to brown.

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Gimmie gimmie. Buffalo Chicken Pizza in a flash.

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I could probably eat this entire pizza… but I can also tell you that just one slice of this is completely satisfying. It’s packed with so much chicken, cheese, and in-your-face spicy flavor.  Yikes, I kind of just felt like Guy Fieri saying that…

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You should also know that for some reason, I’m generally pretty anti chicken on pizza. Give me pepperoni and and prosciutto and sausage and even hamburger. Chicken bores me. But not this time. I’m sure it’s all because of that hot sauce.

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Plus, any excuse I have to put blue cheese on pizza is a good one. Are you with me?

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But really, the point is, you can have this dinner on your table in no time at all. It seems like the harder my work day is, the more I crave sitting down to a really satisfying dinner. But the less I want to stand on my feet and make that dinner when I get home. This is the perfect solution.

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After writing this post, I literally just added this to my meal plan again for next week. Woo hoo, I’m already staying on top of my resolutions!

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OK, let’s get this Monday started! And with it, the countdown to Cocktail Friday 🙂

Did you get any time off from work for the holidays? Is it tough being back?

Bachelor and tacos. Bachelor and tacos.

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Easy Buffalo Chicken Pizza
A favorite spicy appetizer turned into a super simple weeknight dinner pizza.
Course: Entree
Servings: 4
Author: We are not Martha
Ingredients
  • 1/2 batch flatbread dough
  • 2 C cooked chicken from rotisserie chicken, chicken breasts, etc., shredded
  • 1/2 C-3/4 C Frank’s Red Hot or similar hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 T olive oil
  • 1 C mozzarella cheese
  • 2 oz. blue cheese
  • 1 T chopped parsley
  • 5 chives chopped
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. On a well-floured surface, roll out flatbread dough into a 13-inch round.
  3. Place dough round onto a pizza stone or pizza pan covered in aluminum foil.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine shredded rotisserie chicken and Frank's Red Hot until chicken is well coated.
  5. Lightly brush the dough round with olive oil.
  6. Sprinkle Mozzarella cheese around dough.
  7. Top with shredded chicken.
  8. Crumble blue cheese on top of pizza.
  9. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-14 minutes, until crust is browning and crispy.
  10. Top pizza with chopped parsleys and chives.

 

30 Responses to "Easy Buffalo Chicken Pizza"

  1. ooooh this looks wonderful! today is my first day back to work too. sad day! it’s hard coming back after 2 weeks off 🙂

  2. I agree that it’s pretty rough going back to the real world today! This looks incredible. I just bought a brand new giant bottle of Frank’s and I have a feeling this easy pizza is going to be in my future soon.

  3. Buffalo chicken pizza is one of my favorite kinds! I love how easy this is to whip up. Perfect for a week night meal!

  4. Rachel says:

    never underestimate the power of the rotis!! such a life saver! and speaking of roasting chicken, i have one in my fridge that needs to be cooked up, so perhaps I’ll do that and then break it down to make this! yum!

  5. Megan says:

    So excited for The Bachelor! And this pizza looks like great football food. Maybe I can squeeze in making it before the season is over!

  6. Betty says:

    Today was my first day back to work after a two week vacation. I dreaded it, but actually enjoyed getting back into a routine. Rotisserie chicken is my friend for quick meals after work. This pizza looks great! 🙂

  7. Meghan says:

    I’m jealous of your time off! This pizza looks pretty amazing. Hope your Monday was a good one!

  8. You can complain about Mondays any day, because I’m right there with you lol. Love easy recipes, and this looks fantastic 🙂

  9. Oooh yes, today was rough. I wish I had this pizza for dinner!! Buffalo chicken is such a weakness of mine, and I love taking the rotisserie chicken short cut. Better meal planning is on my list for 2015, too, and I think I better add this one!

  10. I have one more day of leave, and this pizza might make it onto my dinner menu this week as well 🙂

  11. Angela says:

    Love your countertops! What material are they?

  12. I should not have look at this because now I am going to be craving this pizza all day. I’ll take a slice, please!

  13. Karen says:

    Yes, buffalo chicken and blue cheese on pizza!! I’m in! I’ve done buffalo chicken pizza before but not with blue cheese, now I have to! Great recipe!

  14. I’ve never tried buffalo chicken pizza before, but I’m missing out because this looks seriously delicious. Bookmarking to try real soon! Thanks for sharing your lovely recipe.

  15. Sues says:

    @Angela- Thank you! They’re granite. They were in our house when we bought it and I’m very grateful that I like them, too!

  16. that is easy and I love easy food and delicious food. The buffalo sauce sounds fantastic and what a great thing to serve for the super bowl!

  17. Love, love, love blue cheese! This looks amazing!

  18. Lexi says:

    This sounds divine!

  19. Buffalo sauce and Bleu Cheese are a always a winning combo in my book! My family would love this!

  20. Juliana says:

    Nice pizza, I like the idea of the hot sauce and the blue cheese…yum! Nothing like simple and tasty recipes!
    Enjoy your week 🙂

  21. Buffalo-style-anything is my favorite, especially pizza. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try. Thanks!

  22. Joanne says:

    You know, I feel like my week would have been off to a MUCH better start if it had had this in it!

  23. Pam says:

    Mmmmm. Now that is my kind of pizza!

  24. That is one delicious looking pizza! Monday was rough here two! I had two teenagers that in no way wanted to go to school. Well now its back to the normal routine. Happy new year!

  25. Mary Frances says:

    Look at that color! Just the thought of this makes my mouth water!

  26. Awesome work.Just wanted to drop a comment and say I am new to your blog and really like what I am reading.Thanks for the share

  27. Victoria says:

    I could definitely get behind making buffalo-chicken-pizza-making-and-eating at the top of my resolution list! This is one of my favorite pizzas, and your version is wicked simple and perfect for a week night 🙂

  28. I don’t know what it is about buffalo chicken and blue cheese that makes me so happy. I love that flavor combo. Even better on pizza! I’d have no problem eating the entire pie!

  29. Habiba says:

    My god, that looks delicious!!

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