buffalo chicken pizza.

by Janetha on May 29, 2012

in recipes

alternate title: the best pizza i’ve ever made.

marshall and i have been on a pizza kick lately. we have also been on a buffalo chicken soup kick—have you tried jessica’s recipe? if not, try it. now. it’s the tastiest & quickest soup recipe ever.

we are brilliant and decided to combine our current obsessions—pizza and buffalo chicken soup—and the result was definitely something to write home about. or write a blog post about, at least.

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prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 10 minutes

makes one pizza (8 slices)

ingredients:

  • one ball of your favorite pizza dough (i use whole food’s multigrain – 20 oz ball)
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt (i use chobani)
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce (i use frank’s), divided
  • 2 oz bleu cheese crumbles, divided
  • 2 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 12 oz chicken breast, cooked & shredded
  • 1 sweet yellow onion

equipment needed for optimal results (but not required—there’s always improv): baking stone, pizza spatula, pizza cutter

directions:

  1. preheat oven to 500 degrees with the baking stone in the oven (it needs to preheat in the oven!)
  2. caramelize the onion. if you don’t know how to do this, here’s a great tutorial.
  3. combine yogurt, 1/4 cup buffalo sauce, and 1 oz bleu cheese in a small bowl.
  4. let’s assume you have already cooked and shredded your chicken. here’s my favorite method.
  5. pour remaining 1/4 cup of buffalo sauce over chicken and stir to coat.
  6. roll out the dough into a circle or square (or even a heart!) on a clean, floured surface.
  7. place dough on a pizza spatula or something that closely resembles one.
  8. slather the yogurt sauce over the dough.
  9. distribute caramelized onions and chicken evenly over the sauce.
  10. sprinkle remaining ounce of bleu cheese and all of the mozzarella over the chicken and onions.
  11. transfer pizza from spatula to heated baking stone. bake for ten minutes or until crust is cooked through and cheese is nice and bubbly.
  12. slice with a pizza cutter and eat immediately. there will not be leftovers for lunch. sad. maybe make two pizzas next time…

step by step photo tutorial:

preheat oven to 500 degrees with the baking stone in the oven (it needs to preheat in the oven!)

caramelize the onion. if you don’t know how to do this, here’s a great tutorial.
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combine yogurt, 1/4 cup buffalo sauce, and 1 oz bleu cheese in a small bowl.
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let’s assume you have already cooked and shredded your chicken. here’s my favorite method.IMG_3732

pour remaining 1/4 cup of buffalo sauce over chicken and stir to coat.IMG_3747

roll out the dough into a circle or square (or even a heart!) on a clean, floured surface.

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place dough on a pizza spatula or something that closely resembles one.IMG_3761

slather the yogurt sauce over the dough.
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distribute caramelized onions and chicken evenly over the sauce.
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sprinkle remaining ounce of bleu cheese and all of the mozzarella over the chicken and onions.IMG_3781

transfer pizza from spatula to heated baking stone. bake for ten minutes or until crust is cooked through and cheese is nice and bubbly.
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slice with a pizza cutter and eat immediately.
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i managed to get my hands on a slice and a half.. but when i went back for another, the pizza was gone! definitely will have to make two pizzas next time.

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and for those who care, here is the nutritional info per slice, based on my ingredients above and 8 slices per pizza:

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the slices were big and PACKED with flavor. the sharpness of the bleu cheese, the sweetness of the caramelized onions, and the spiciness of the buffalo sauce made each and every bite incredible.

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it’s safe to say there will be lots more buffalo chicken pizza in our near future. like maybe tomorrow…

xo. janetha g.

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 29, 2012 at 6:36 pm

this looks great! i love the creamy yogurt sauce you came up with. we’ve been on a pizza kick lately too, so i’ll have to add this one to our rotation!

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Danielle May 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm

wow this looks amazing! I love the idea of putting yogurt into more of my foods. got leftovers? haha.

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Brittney @ Brittney Breathing May 29, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Yum, I loooove Buffalo Chicken pizza!!! Great idea with the greek yogurt. I’ll have to try that sometime!

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Lauren May 29, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Damn girl! Caramelized onions and all! That sounds delicious!

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Jessica May 29, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I love buffalo chicken anything, and I love chobani.
Obviously mathematically that means I love you too. I’m super good at math.

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Gina May 29, 2012 at 7:32 pm

mouth. is. watering.

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Bridget B. May 29, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Looks amazing! I want this and a beer (I don’t even like beer!).

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Sana May 29, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Awesome recipe! Totally making this :)

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Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 29, 2012 at 8:07 pm

oh dear lord that looks amazing!!!!

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Christie May 29, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Yumm! Can’t wait to try it. & that awesome bag technique. What kind of plastic wrap?

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emily (a nutritionist eats) May 29, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Thank you for ruining my dinner. Now nothing will sound as good as this pizza!

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Kelly @ No Sugar Sweet Life May 29, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Yum! And so interesting that there’s Chobani in it. I’m trying to use it (hide it) in everything…my hubby will never know.. muhahahahaha!!!!!! :) Thx for the awesome recipe!

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glidingcalm May 29, 2012 at 9:18 pm

oh myyyyyyyyyyy myyyy myy! I need to get me some FRANKS RED HOT

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Krystina (Krystina Yogini) May 29, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Interesting addition with the chobani. I wonder how that’d taste. Something weird about me is that I LOVE the flavor of buffalo sauce, but I always hated (and no longer eat) chicken wings. However, making some sort of vegetarian buffalo pizza sounds amazing.

Also, Franks Red Hot is THE BEST hot sauce.

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Janetha May 29, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Most buffalo chicken pizzas use bleu cheese salad dressing instead of marinara–so this was my healthy alternative. I have to say it was a fabulous swap!

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Krystina (Krystina Yogini) May 29, 2012 at 9:39 pm

I think it would be because the tanginess would go well with the blue cheese and buffalo sauce. I’m going to try something like this soon (maybe with tempeh?) since you’ve sparked a wicked craving!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) May 29, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Done – totally making this!

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Sarah May 29, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Holy moly! I’m trying this with chickpeas.

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Nicole S May 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Mmmmm deliciousness! Can’t wait to try!

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Neil May 29, 2012 at 11:14 pm

That looks amazing. Where do you find a spatula that big?

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Janetha May 30, 2012 at 9:04 am

Bed Bath and Beyond!

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish May 30, 2012 at 12:04 am

This looks SO SO good! I’m a huge fan of unconventional chicken pizzas (BBQ chicken is my favorite, although I’m not so sure it’s “unconventional” anymore–it’s so mainstream now!), so I’m sure I’d love this. And caramelized onions are my favorite pizza topping. Double win. :)

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Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 30, 2012 at 5:54 am

That pizza looks and sounds amazing! We actually just got a pizza stone and I’ve been dying to try it! Buffalo Chicken pizza might need to be the first one we try on there :)

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Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning May 30, 2012 at 6:14 am

I WANT to say that I’ll make this and am pretty positive that I would like it- but, I just have a thing about pizza. My favorite part of pizza is the SAUCE. I have an obsession with marinara sauce, and I always make it from scratch for pizza. I even heat up extra sauce in a bowl to dip my pizza in to. I just don’t know if I can eat “pizza” without it. Or maybe if I just call it something else I won’t feel like I’m cheating on my beloved red-sauce covered pizza (like how they call them “flat breads” at restaurants???)

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Nicole May 30, 2012 at 6:54 am

YUM! This sounds fantastic! Can’t wait to try it :)

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Anna May 30, 2012 at 7:10 am

Oh baby, this looks so good. I bought some chicken yesterday that would have been perfect for this BUT the chicken was bad!! What a bummer…

None the less, I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the “one lovely blog” award. I started reading your blog years ago and still follow it! You have great workouts, recipes, and hilarious posts about life. You can check out the details on my blog if you want!

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Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio May 30, 2012 at 7:19 am

That pizza looks wicked good! I’m going to have to try it!

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Courtney May 30, 2012 at 7:19 am

I’ve never cooked a homemade pizza before but I HAVE to try this! If I don’t have a pizza stone, can I just put it on a baking pan? I guess it will probably be a little more square. Sorry, pizza cooking newbie over here!!

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Janetha May 30, 2012 at 9:05 am

Yep, a baking pan would work.. but you’d probably adjust the cooking time. Still let it heat up with the oven so it cooks evenly!

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Tamara May 30, 2012 at 7:36 am

Seriously? That looks amazing!!! I don’t know if my husband would like it. I might have to have a pizza party soon so I can make two varieties, this and a classic with red sauce & pepperoni. :)

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sherice@foodieluvsfitness May 30, 2012 at 8:46 am

I think I now what’s on the Saturday night dinner menu! ;)

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Kim @ The Family Practice May 30, 2012 at 9:46 am

Yummy yummy! This is one of our favorite meals around our house. The neighborhood kids LOVE when we do pizza night and they can choose their own toppings. I have to save out the Franks Red Hot for myself though :) The only thing I do different than your recipe above is I use red onion and I use ranch mix with the CHO instead of blue cheese.

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Cat @ Breakfast to Bed May 30, 2012 at 10:00 am

I make a buffalo chicken pizza. Your’s is wayyyyy healthier. Hmmm. Ok, I’ll try it.

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Tiffany May 30, 2012 at 10:25 am

Yes yes yes! Two of my loves combined into one!! I really need to work on my pizza techniques b/c I always roll it out too think with barely any pizza crust. Good thing I have some pizza dough sitting in my fridge right now, I’m getting to work tonight!

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melissa May 30, 2012 at 11:31 am

That looks SO tasty!

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ali moll May 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Looks FABULOUS Janetha! I can’t wait to try it out! Thanks!

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Lisa May 30, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Oh my, this looks awesome! The sauce sounds absolutely incredible, I may just eat that and not need to pizza crust. I’m always a little intimidated my homemade pizza, but it doesn’t sound too bad!

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Annette@FitnessPerks May 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Mmmm YUMM! I love blue cheese and chicken, so this would be right up my alley. Oh and homemade pizza?! THE best!

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julie May 30, 2012 at 3:02 pm

i just emailed my brother this. he’s probably going to plotz..

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Janetha May 30, 2012 at 3:09 pm

PLOTZ?

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Kelowna Pizza January 8, 2013 at 10:14 am

Another term for “be super excited!”

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Janetha January 8, 2013 at 10:15 am

OH! I love the explanation. Thanks! Also.. Kelowna? I was deported from there…

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Kelowna Pizza January 8, 2013 at 10:31 am

Deported? Do tell…….

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Janetha January 8, 2013 at 11:16 am
StoriesAndSweetPotatoes May 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm

That does look ridiculous. I am such a sucker for caramelized onions.
Um, also laughing pretty hard at this comment about me. Plotz… ? lol

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BroccoliHut May 30, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Pinning this to make for Seth!!

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Amanda May 30, 2012 at 6:53 pm

That yogurt sauce looks fantastic! I am convinced that we need a pizza stone and a pizza spatula to help make Whole Foods’ rice crust pizza crust crispier.

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Lena @Fit on the Rocks May 30, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Oh my, Janetha! That pizza looks deliciously sinful, and I love buffalo chicken!

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Lauren @ Recipes for a Quarterlife May 30, 2012 at 9:50 pm

ooooh. franks, chobani, and bleu cheese. crudite will never be the same!

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Eden May 31, 2012 at 6:26 am

This looks delicious! I am going to have to try it! I use my kitchenaid to shred my chicken and it works wonders! It only takes up to a minute which is much easier then using a fork to shred!

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Adri @FoodieBeFit May 31, 2012 at 11:51 am

Not a fan of non-tomato-sauce pizza, but this sounds and looks reaaaally good. And one of my favorite things is to mix sour cream with buffalo hot sauce.

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Stephanie @My Freckled Life May 31, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Holy cow this looks amazing!!! I’m definitely going to have to try this one. I’ve made BBQ pizzas before, but I never thought about mixing the base with blue cheese and greek yogurt! I’m definitely going to have to try that next time!

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Claire! June 1, 2012 at 5:32 pm

This is genius. Made it for dinner tonight and we loved it!!!! Thanks for another great recipe!!!

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Janetha June 4, 2012 at 8:19 am

So glad you enjoyed it!

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Cherlyn June 1, 2012 at 7:21 pm

We loved this! Thanks for the recipe and the stats.

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Janetha June 4, 2012 at 8:14 am

Thanks for the feedback! Glad it was a hit.

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Amber June 3, 2012 at 10:35 am

Trying to convince the boy that we should make this tonight instead of burgers on the grill… it sounds amazing!!!

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Kelowna Pizza January 8, 2013 at 10:17 am

I love the base mix with the blue cheese, although not a huge blue cheese fan I loooove how this sounds/looks! I am definitely going to try this recipe out! Thanks!

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Alyce February 19, 2013 at 6:10 pm

I have been craving some Buffalo Chicken pizza all week and didn’t want to feel the remorse the next dayof eating the real thing. This hit the spot and then some!

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Janetha February 19, 2013 at 7:04 pm

So glad you liked it! Thanks for the comment.

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