Better Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Better Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Just because it isn't football season, do you think that means I am going to stop cooking like it is every now and then? Heck no! Party food is one of my favorites. I CRAVE hot wings and Buffalo-flavored things on the daily. 

I have a thing for making home made pizzas. It is so fun to be able to choose every component. It is also a nice easy meal that is a crowd pleaser as well. My husband really wanted me to try to make a Buffalo chicken pizza, but we found one in the store frozen a couple of weeks ago, and decided to give that a try.

Spoiler: it was disappointing! I wasn't surprised, honestly, but I knew I could do better than that. This is when I realized the fact that crimes are being committed against Buffalo pizza every day.

I, in my humble cabin, must make it right,

First of all, muenster is like mozzarella's hotter cousin. So I had to make that switch on my pizza.

Secondly, why would you make a Buffalo pizza without blue cheese? Unacceptable. This HAD to be rectified. 

The crust was frozen so... You know. Ehh.

The lack of chicken was to be expected, sadly, but of course if I made the pizza myself, I would have gotten to choose my chicken-to-pizza ratio.

So, the next week, we went and got the ingredients to make our own Buffalo pizza, the RIGHT way! I immediately went home and threw together my better Buffalo pizza.

Oh yes, it was much better this time!

Now, I have to warn you: once you start making pizzas yourself instead of buying them in the store, there WILL be consequences. You, like me, will never be able to be satisfied by freezer-isle pizzas ever again. Those days will be over!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Ingredients:

Buffalo Sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoon AP flour
  • 1/3 cup Frank's Red hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco (or a hot sauce of your preference)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


Pizza

  • 1 can pizza crust
  • 10 slices muenster cheese.
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 6-8 oz. chicken, diced or shredded
  • Ranch for dipping or swirling.

Instructions:

Melt butter in a sauce pan on medium heat, and then add flower. Slowly whisk for 5 minutes to knock the raw edge off of the flour. Add remaining sauce ingredients, mix well, and take sauce off the heat.

Preheat oven to 425.

Roll pizza crust onto baking stone or cookie sheet, and stretch to fit. The more you stretch the dough, the thinner the crust will be.

Start adding sauce a 1/4 cup at a time until your preferred amount of sauce is on the pizza. I personally add 2/3 cup. Some people like a lot of sauce, and some don't like much at all. Remember to taste the sauce so you can decide how much spice you are willing to eat as well. 

Leave about 1" of the outside edge sauce-free. This will be your crust.

Add muenster slices in an even layer on the pizza, followed by blue cheese, chicken, and onions.

Place in oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is all melted and the dough is fully done.

Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes, slice into 8 or more slices, and serve.

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