Friday, June 24, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Pizza


Over our vacation, Mark and I ate at the Green Mill in Duluth. I love Green Mills! Mark had an awesome buffalo chicken pizza that I was determined to recreate at home. This was my first try, and my only regret was not getting the crust crispier. For some reason, I can't get a crispy crust at home. Does anyone have tips?!

Although this photo might not look crazy appetizing, I promise this pizza is great, and it's crazy easy to make.

  1. Buy a pre-made pizza crust at the grocery store. Mark and I get thin whole wheat ones.
  2. Put a few tablespoons of blue cheese dressing on top of the crust...just enough to cover the crust really lightly, and give the other toppings something to stick to.
  3. Cut up a few cups of cooked chicken breast (use however much you want!)
  4. Mix the chicken breast with some buffalo sauce. I used Frank's Red Hot Wing sauce. Use a few tablespoons, again, based on how spicy and hot you like stuff. If you really like the blue cheese taste, you could also add a little BC dressing to the mix. Dump the chicken/sauce mixture on the pizza and spread it around.
  5. Top with chopped green onions...
  6. Top with cheddar jack cheese...
  7. Top with blue cheese crumbles!
  8. Cook pizza according to the pizza crust instructions.
I'm guessing this is not the healthiest recipe in the world, but it's worth it. Someday, I want to get a bunch of friends together and have a pizza party. Wouldn't it be fun for different people to bring different homemade pizzas? And then swap recipes?? Oh yes. It would be fun.
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  1. Liza- make your own crust. It's cheaper, healthier, and better (plus more versatile for texture).

    Preheat oven to 450F

    1 3/4 c whole wheat flour
    3/4 c all-purpose flour
    1 pkg active dry yeast
    1 1/2 tsp salt
    1 c warm water
    2 T olive oil

    Combine the flour. Then combine 1 c flour mix with yeast and salt, mix well. Add water and oil. Mix until smooth. Add remaining flour to make the dough stiff. Let the dough rest for 15 min. Spread on pan (use your fingers with olive oil, go as thin as possible on a large pan-some people say to use parchment paper to help get the crispy crust) and let rise another 15 min. Beat one egg and brush the egg over the crust (especially edges). (for buffalo you might consider sprinkling with cayenne pepper, basil, and garlic powder). Crush italian style croutons and sprinkle the crouton bits over the edges of the crust. Add your toppings. Bake for about 15 minutes on lowest/middle rack. Then move to top rack and broil on high for about 2 minutes (keep a close eye on it).

    This sound yummy. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Tyler - Yeah! This looks awesome. Love the whole wheat flour. Thank YOU for sharing.

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