by Bailey Weaver, special to EdibleDC
It's basically a crime not to consume Buffalo chicken this weekend, right? Here is a quick, easy and slightly less messy way for you to get your chicken wing fix, celery sticks not included. Make this year's Super Bowl celebration your best ever with this Buffalo Chicken pizza!
Makes one pizza. Feel free to double the recipe depending on the size of your Super Bowl party!
Ingredients 1 pre-made pizza dough 2 cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, shredded 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded 1/2 cup Buffalo wing sauce, plus extra for drizzling* 1/4 of a large red onion, thinly sliced into rounds 1/2 cup bleu cheese, crumbled 1 Tbsp chives, chopped 2-3 Tbsp ranch dressing for drizzling and dipping (extra ranch encouraged)**
Directions Pre-heat oven to 425°F.
Sprinkle a small handful of flour on a prep surface and roll out the pizza dough until it is 9-12" wide, depending on how thick you like your crust.
Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake until dough is just starting to brown and appears to have set. Remove crust from oven and cool on a rack.
Set your oven to broil on high. In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken and almost all of the Buffalo wing sauce. Spread the sauce-covered chicken all over the flatbread and top with the extra wing sauce. Sprinkle the mozzarella and red onion evenly on top.
Cook until the cheese is melted and the flatbread is golden, about 10 minutes. Top with crumbled bleu cheese and chives. Drizzle ranch dressing on the finished pizza. Slice and serve immediately!
*You can buy a pre-sauce, or make your own from scratch--most recipes are similar to this.
**Same thing with ranch dressing. You can buy it of course, but try making homemade -- it tastes so great and is easy to shake up in a Mason jar!
Bailey Weaver is a taste-tester and food-lover who is always chasing after something new to experience. She believes that putting together beautiful, satisfying meals with fresh, seasonal food is the best kind of creating around. You can follow her on Instagram at @bb_weaver.