A while back we posted a recipe for buffalo chicken pizza. I wanted to revisit the recipe because it is one of my favorite pizzas and dinners ever. So if you haven’t made it yet, I highly recommend that you do! I find myself craving it all of the time…I love buffalo chicken and pizza, so it’s a perfect combination. The last time I made it I tried out a new pizza dough recipe which turned out fantastic. It was so easy to make (no stand mixer or food processor required, just a bowl!) and the dough was so easy to work with. I would recommend making your own pizza dough…it is really not hard at all…but if you don’t have time to wait for your dough to rise or if you’re not feeling up to making the dough, just stop by your local pizzeria and they usually are more than happy to sell you a ball of dough!
This pizza dough is so easy to make and so easy to work with. All you need is a bowl and a few ingredients. My favorite way to make homemade pizza is to cook it on a preheated pizza stone. The stone gets much hotter than your oven which helps the crust get crispy. Make sure you dust your pizza peel with cornmeal before placing the dough on top so it makes it easy to slide the dough off the peel and onto the stone.
- 1 1/8 cups warm water
- 3 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, honey and olive oil. Mix with a spoon, then let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes.
- Add in 2 1/2 cups flour and salt, stirring with a spoon until the dough comes together but it still sticky. Using your hands, form the dough into a ball and work in the additional 1/2 cup flour, kneading it on a floured surface for a few minutes. Rub the same bowl with olive oil then place the dough inside, turning to coat. Cover with a towel and place in a warm place to rise for about 1-1 1/2 hours.
- After the dough has risen, punch it down and place it back on the floured surface. Using a rolling pin or your hands, form it into your desired shape and place on a baking sheet or pizza peel. Place the towel back over the dough and let sit in the warm place for 10 minutes (I skipped this last step).
[pizza dough from How Sweet Eats]
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
- 2 large chicken breast halves (**we used 1 rotisserie chicken)
- extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
- 2 teaspoons grill seasoning
- 1 pound pizza dough, store bought or homemade (see recipe above)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 to 3 tablespoons wing sauce
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
- 3 scallions, thinly sliced
- Preheat the pizza stone in the oven to 500 degrees (or as hot as your oven will go) or a grill.
- If using chicken breasts, cut the chicken breasts open like a book to create 4 thinner pieces of chicken. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the grill seasoning. When the grill is hot, add the chicken and cook until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Otherwise, just pick the meat off of your rotisserie chicken.
- Roll out the dough to form into desired pizza shape (I use my hands and a rolling pin). Sprinkle cornmeal on pizza peel and then place dough onto pizza peel.
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the Worcestershire, hot sauce and tomato sauce.
- When the chicken is done, remove to a cutting board and let rest for a few minutes. Thinly slice, then add to the hot sauce mixture and stir to coat the chicken. Cover the pizza dough with the chicken and sauce, then top with Monterey Jack, blue cheese and scallions.
- Place the pizza on the preheated stone and cook until the dough has browned and the cheese is bubbly.
Definitely give it a try and let us know how you like it! Another one of my favorite things is ice cream. This week I discovered Wegman’s Under the Boardwalk ice cream (Caramel Ice Cream with Sea Salt Caramel Swirls and Caramel Truffles). It was so delicious and hit the spot. Todd and I polished this off the night we got it!
What is your favorite food?
What is your go to pizza dough recipe?