No matter what game your team is playing in, the snacks are a key element of the experience. If they're winning, you should celebrate with your favorite game snacks. If your team is losing, there's no better comfort than a warm, cheesy dip or a juicy wing smothered in sauce. This buffalo chicken pizza is the perfect snack to enjoy during a big game!

The Perfect Game-Day Pizza

Buffalo chicken pizza is the amazing flavor combo of buffalo wings, blue cheese dressing and cheesy pizza, ideal for any worthy occasion. Pizza crust covered in shredded chicken, wing sauce and cheese is hard to turn down. If you've had buffalo chicken wings every weekend and want to change it up, this is a way to get all that buffalo sauce flavor while using pizza as a base. This is also perfect for pizza night dinner on a weeknight since the whole recipe only takes about half an hour.

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This buffalo chicken pizza recipe calls for Monterey jack cheese, but mozzarella cheese or cheddar cheese are great replacements if that's what you have on hand. You can either buy pizza crust to use homemade pizza dough, either will yield a tasty result! If you don't have grill seasoning on hand, you can easily make your own by combining a tablespoon each of black pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, coriander, and crushed red pepper. As for the hot sauce, Frank's Red Hot is a great option.

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit, and preheat the grill pan to high.

Put the chicken on a plate and drizzle extra virgin olive oil over it, then season with grill seasoning. Once the grill is hot, add on chicken and cook for about 3 minutes on each side. You can also use a regular stovetop pan if you don't have a grill plan.

Once the chicken is grilled to perfection, remove it from the grill and shred it or thinly slice it. Set aside.

Using a floured surface, stretch the dough to the size of the pizza, sprinkling with flour or cornmeal to handle it more easily. Allowing it to warm up for a few minutes makes it even easier. Put pizza on a pizza pan, pizza stone, or baking sheet and set aside.

Warm a medium skillet to medium heat, then put in butter, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and tomato sauce. Remove from heat and add chicken to the sauce, coating it completely.

Evenly cover pizza dough with the saucy chicken, adding cheeses and scallions on top. Bake for 18 minutes or until crust is crispy and golden brown. Enjoy!

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Buffalo Chicken Pizza 

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes

servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 pound chicken breast cutlets
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons grill seasoning (like McCormick Montreal Seasoning) 
  • 1 pizza dough
  • cornmeal or flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2-3 tablespoons hot sauce, medium to spicy heat
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit, and preheat grill pan to high.

Put chicken on a plate and drizzle extra virgin olive oil over it, then season with grill seasoning. Once grill is hot, add on chicken and cook for about 3 minutes on each side.

Once chicken is grilled to perfection, remove it from grill and shred it or thinly slice it. Set aside.

Using a floured surface, stretch dough to the size of pizza, sprinkling with flour or cornmeal to handle it more easily. Put pizza on pizza pan, pizza stone or baking sheet and set aside.

Warm a medium skillet to medium heat, then put in butter, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and tomato sauce. Remove from heat and add chicken to the sauce, coating it completely.

Evenly cover pizza dough with the saucy chicken, adding cheeses and scallions on top. Bake for 18 minutes or until crust is crispy and golden brown. Enjoy!