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buffalo chicken pizza w/ blue cheese

buffalo chicken & blue cheese pizza

Not just any pizza but buffalo chicken pizza with monterey jack cheese, bermuda onions and blue cheese. Seriously this was so good I ate the leftovers cold right from the fridge. I love buffalo chicken but hate wings. I'm just not into all that bones and stuff, really not a wing girl. But the stuff, the sauce that's actually on the buffalo chicken wings is something I love. That buttery, hot, sticky sauce with a bite? Oh yes please, may I have seconds with extra hot sauce and use the blue cheese to chill down the hot snap is all kinds of craziness going on in the mouth fun.
So that is what inspired me to create this in pizza form. You know all the goodness of that buffalo chicken sauce, and the blue cheese, all on top of a crispy pizza. You just can't get good pizza like this at a pizza joint--well maybe, in NYC.
(sorry for lack of more photos; hungry people in house ate pizza faster than I could photograph)

buffalo chicken pizza w/ blue cheese
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To make:
Bake a couple chicken breasts that are well coated with olive oil and salt & pepper in a 350 degree oven until done (about 30+ minutes?).

While chicken is cooling melt about 3-4 TB of butter with 1/4 cup of tabasco sauce (or franks hot sauce or whatever hot sauce you love). When chicken is cooled, break apart into large chunks, place in bowl and coat them with the hot sauce mixture.
Roll out pizza dough, put a thin layer of the hot sauce mixture on pizza dough, then top with a thin layer of monterey jack cheese (or whatever you like), then the coated chicken, then crumble some blue cheese over the pizza, and top with thin shreds of bermuda onion. (I also like to put a few extra onions, raw, on the pizza when it just comes out of the oven). You could also top this with some fresh chives when it just comes out of the oven.
Before it goes in the oven take a little bit of olive oil and lightly brush the outside of the pizza, then sprinkle same edges with a little bit of onion powder and some salt & pepper.
Bake in a 450/500 degree oven till nice and crisp (mine takes but 20 minutes to bake, but I like mine well done).

Cook Notes: I used the whole grain pizza dough from whole foods it really is the best and you can't even tell it's good for you ha!. Use really good, moldy blue cheese, you can tell it's really good if there is a lot of blue in the middle. Do try the trick of olive oiling the edges of the pizza & seasoning just before baking, it really brings a nice tasty crust.

43 comments:

  1. I never thought a pizza could be pretty, but you found a way! When I ate meat...I hate wings too...who wants all that skin and bones- ick! My husband would love this - he is a buffalo chicken fanatic.

    Hope you are having a most lovely weekend

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  2. yum yum yum, we LOVE buffalo chicken pizza. We love wings too but they are messy!

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  3. Wow! This looks delicious! Can't wait to make this!

    xxMK

    http://delightfulbitefuls.blogspot.com/

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  4. I am always on the look-out for new toppings for our Thursday Night Pizza. We've never done Buffalo chicken before and the hubs loooooves blue cheese - perfect!

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  5. I kepts seeing this on Facebook, and had to come over here to see the whole thing!

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  6. i'm w/you about the wings...photograph is
    quite "delicious"

    dawn...did you bake the 101 cookbooks recipe for your dough?

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  7. What must I get updates on your blog when I am about to go to bed in lieu of eating something awful for me???? Now I want your damn pizza...not a very healthy bed time snack!

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  8. Even in NYC, pizza this good is hard to come by. Like you, I love buffalo sauce but not wings so much. Much better in pizza form. This looks delicious!

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  9. i hate wings too!! but buffalo chicken, i have come to really enjoy :) this pizza looks delicious... and reminds me that i have buffalo chicken sausage in my fridge that would go great on a pizza!

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  10. This looks unbelievable! I absolutely LOVE your blog and read it often. Thanks!

    xoxo
    Julie

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  11. I loooove your pizzas!! This is like a much easier way to eat chicken wings.

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  12. All around winner. Fabulous job. I love buffalo chicken and I love pizza. The combo = heaven! Cheers!

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  13. Well... with the NBA playoffs in full swing this is definitely on good eats I'll be making. :)

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  14. One of my favorite flavors of pizza. And I live for blue cheese.

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  15. what a great recipe! I like so much pizzas with this cheese yum!

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  16. have you legally changed your name to .? :)
    i really really prefer that my chicken be de-boned. really. there's something so barbaric about gnawing on a chicken wing or leg. no thanks!

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  17. I'm not a wing girl either, would rather cut my buffalo boneless wings with a knife and fork! This is amazing Dawn. My kind of pizza.

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  18. My husband loves Buffalo sauce on just about anything, but I can't get him to eat blue cheese. Do you think the pizza would be worth making without the blue cheese?

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  19. we need a pizza night around here everything is so willynilly and shim sham - I love the toppings on this.

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  20. Deeevine!
    All the good parts and no bones!

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  21. Now that's a gorgeous slice of pizza! Love this flavor combo and I'm eager to try the whole wheat dough from WFs now!

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  22. Must eat that now!!

    Seriously...yum!!

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  23. good to know you like whole food's crust. i am all about ready-made!

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  24. A fabulous pizza, I love the blue cheese on it!

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  25. Pizza!!! Love the buffalo chicken pizza :) Now I feel like making it.

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  26. That looks wicked good! I'm not a wing fan myself, but there's a place near my apartment that does "boneless wings", aka chicken tenders, and tosses them in sauce like wings. Good times.

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  27. The hubs is going to love this one! I can't wait to show him the recipe.

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  28. Oh Dawn THIS is a thing of beauty. It looks so good.

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  29. I have had buffalo chicken quesadillas but never on a pizza. This looks so damn addictive that I probably wouldn't share.

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  30. Ahh, the blue cheese is the crowning touch. Any kind of dough baked to a crisp with pungent blue cheese is a winner by me.

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  31. No wings for you!? That's fine. If you come to LA, we'll make this pizza for you instead of the actual chicken. :)

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  32. I have been jones-ing for pizza lately and your out-there combo would definitely suit me!

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  33. Oh wow, this is amazing, you are a genius!

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  34. I love this idea, especially since you use chicken breasts...I mean, if it's good for the wings, how much better for the white meat!

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  35. i'm usually not a big fan of wings either (the bones...), but i have a sneaky feeling this pizza would be awesome

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  36. yeah my stomach is now knocking, and it is asking to let that pizza in.

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  37. We make pizza a lot - it's our go to meal. It's great with BBQ sauce too. Love the use of the blue cheese!

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  38. That is one tasty looking pizza!

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  39. This is a nice variety of cheese you used here in this pizza! I would love to try it.

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  40. Brilliant concept. I get tired of the bones too.

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  41. I made this last night and,it was DAMN GOOD! I've been instructed to make it again and again and again.
    I'm only too happy to comply!

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  42. I love this pizza flavor!

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