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Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Active Time: 25 Minutes

Start to Eat: 35 Minutes

Serves: 4 at 2 slices a person (because who just eats one slice?!)


I mean who doesn’t like buffalo chicken pizza?! This is loaded with the favorites, buffalo sauce, onion, jalapeno, celery, salty and spicy chicken, and cheese! 


Store-bought pizza dough - I prefer the Trader Joe's pizza dough but I’ve also used the Whole Foods ones and that one is good too. Whole Foods is a bit breadier and Trader Joe's gives a bit more of a thin-crust texture which I love!

Buffalo is my guilty pleasure meal so I try to come up with quick and unique ways to mix it up! 

Homemade Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Homemade Buffalo Chicken Pizza




  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 tablespoons buffalo sauce


  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • ½ teaspoon  oregano

  • ½ teaspoon  garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon  pepper


  • ¾ cup of pasta or pizza sauce

  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced

  • ½ yellow onion, thinly sliced

  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • 1 ½ cups grated cheese

  • ½ cup celery, sliced

  • 3/4 cup buffalo sauce

  1. Make sure the pizza dough is out of the fridge - if it’s too cold it will break when you try to stretch it. I would recommend leaving it out at room temperature for around 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 475°F. Heat olive oil in a skillet, add the chicken to the hot pan. Add all of the seasonings except for the buffalo sauce, cook until chicken is almost entirely cooked through, add buffalo sauce, mix. Keep the pan on extra-low, keeping the chicken warm while you prepare the rest.

  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a circle (should end up being roughly 16 inches in diameter), transfer to a pizza tray or what you plan on cooking the pizza on, then curl the edges in to create a crust. Heat the 3 tbsp. butter in the microwave until melted. Add oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and mix. Using a pastry brush spread this mixture all over the crust edges. 

  4. Spread the pasta sauce and about 1/4 of the buffalo sauce over the dough, making sure to push to the edges. Sprinkle ½ cup of the cheese over the sauce. Add the jalapeno, onion, and garlic, making sure to evenly place them all over the pizza. 

  5. Add the chicken, making sure not to include any of the excess liquid from the pan. Add the rest of the cheese. 

  6. *This is where you can add the celery if you want it cooked, I like the crispy fresh celery taste so I add it on the cooked pizza or in the middle of cooking the pizza. 

  7. Drizzle the buffalo sauce on the pizza. Put the pizza in the oven and cook for roughly 12-14 minutes until the edges are browned and the pizza is bubbling. Remove from the oven, and place pizza on a cutting board. Allow to cool for a few minutes then cut into 8 slices.

Note: Feel free to add blue cheese or ranch but not until you are ready to eat so that it doesn't get the pizza too heavy or soggy. (I recommend blue cheese crumble instead of sauce!) 

**Step-by-step pictures below if you need the guidance!


Loyal Olive Oil
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