Buffalo chicken pizza is one food we agree on in our house.

And as you can imagine, Mr. How Sweet loves it since it has chicken – his sweet elixir of life.



When it comes to pizzas, I rarely make the same thing twice. I throw whatever I have on them… except veggies obviously. I mean, I want to enjoy my pizza. Not eat rabbit food on it.

What you can always find on my pizzas is loads of cheese. I bet you’re shocked at that one.



I start with my favorite part – adding a ranch + blue cheese + buffalo wing sauce as a “sauce” for the pizza. This adds a ton of flavor and I don’t have to use my nemesis – tomato sauce.



Next goes on some cheese, and then the chicken.

If there is cheese that has somehow not made it into my mouth, more goes on top.



Next comes a big drizzle of buffalo wing sauce, to spice things up. And then I add gorgonzola on top. I don’t tell Mr. How Sweet. He eats it anyway.

I’m sneaky like that.



Easy Buffalo Chicken Pizza


2 cups whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon dry active yeast

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup lukewarm water

Mix flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add water, oil and honey, and stir to form a ball. Finish bringing together with hands and knead for a minute or too. Place in lightly oiled bowl and cover, letting rise for 2-3 hours.

Remove from bowl and punch down. Place back in the bowl and let rise for another 30 minutes.

Dough should be ready for use.




1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce

1/4 cup blue cheese dressing

1/4 cup ranch dressing

10 ounces chicken, shredded

1 cup shredded, smoked cheddar cheese

1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola

buffalo wing sauce for drizzling

Preheat over to 375.

Roll out pizza dough so it fits a pan – I use with a square baking sheet or 10-inch round pan. In a bowl, mix buffalo wing sauce, blue cheese and ranch. Spread over dough as a sauce. Top with 1/2 cup each of cheddar and jack cheeses. Add chicken on top, then remaining cheeses including parmesan. Drizzle liberally with buffalo wing sauce. Add crumbled gorgonzola on top.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.





The final step is to devour it. Or in my case, battle my husband for the final piece.

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68 Responses to “Easy Buffalo Chicken Pizza – Step by Step.”

  1. #
    Erica — August 6, 2010 @ 4:18 am

    Wow the outcome looks perfect- the cheese is browned to perfection. Josh loves anything buffalo chicken. Nice work chicky


  2. #
    Wei-Wei — August 6, 2010 @ 4:44 am

    The cheese looks amazing melted. There’s a little typo in the title by the way, not to be nitpicky but… :P



    • Jessica — August 6th, 2010 @ 4:57 am

      What is the typo??


      • Wei-Wei — August 6th, 2010 @ 8:25 am

        I don’t know if I was just seeing things, but it looks fine now? It used to say Buffalo Chicken PIzza, with the capital I in the “Pizza”.


  3. #
    Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) — August 6, 2010 @ 4:51 am

    We love doing different types of pizzas here too! Love the hot sauce on this. Well, let’s be honest…I love hot sauce! It looks delicious! Have a great Friday!!!


  4. #
    Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) — August 6, 2010 @ 5:10 am

    This looks great. I’ve never had a buffalo chicken pizza but I hear great things…how can it be bad?! This looks like an easy enough recipe to get me started! Thanks!


  5. #
    pam (pamcakes and eggs) — August 6, 2010 @ 5:45 am

    This looks delicious! My husband would love this!! Is it weird that we fight about ranch dressing constantly? I’m anti-ranch but I think I’d concede for this recipe.


  6. #
    Tracy — August 6, 2010 @ 5:49 am

    I LOVE buffalo chicken pizza. It’s one of my favorite dinners to make, especially when football season starts. :-)


  7. #
    homecookedem — August 6, 2010 @ 5:58 am

    Yum, I think Buffalo Chicken Pizza might be my favorite kind of pizza. I love spicy, hot hot hot!!!!! :)


  8. #
    Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly — August 6, 2010 @ 6:37 am

    That looks so wonderful….


  9. #
    DessertForTwo — August 6, 2010 @ 6:44 am

    This looks like it’s man-friendly and cowgirl friendly too! It’s so hard to keep the manly meat-and-potatoes cowboy in my house happy, since I have vegetarian tendencies.

    Thanks for sharing :)


  10. #
    megan — August 6, 2010 @ 6:57 am

    yum yum yum! I used to use bbq sauce as the ‘tomato’ sauce and it kind of made me feel sick. I can’t wait to try your sauce mixture…that sounds so much better than my previous attempts.


  11. #
    A Teenage Gourmet — August 6, 2010 @ 7:09 am

    Um, yum. :) This would go really well with my tomato dressing.


  12. #
    Heather (Heather's Dish) — August 6, 2010 @ 7:27 am

    i love buffalo chicken pizza! i don’t make it that often b/c the hubby isn’t a huge fan…he’d rather just eat his weight in the wings instead :)


  13. #
    Liz — August 6, 2010 @ 7:35 am

    I never thought about mixing the wing sauce, bleu cheese, and ranch together, but that’s a great idea. I was recently at a restaurant where they made wings with ranch and buffalo sauce mixed together – great idea, and even better for pizza (my favorite food)!


  14. #
    Shanna @ Shanna Like Banana — August 6, 2010 @ 7:47 am

    That looks so professionally done — impressive! And very very tasty looking!


  15. #
    Madeline - Greens and Jeans — August 6, 2010 @ 8:00 am

    That last picture with the cheese and melty and everything… Be still my heart!


  16. #
    Matt — August 6, 2010 @ 8:27 am

    OMG that looks so good!


  17. #
    Ally @ Sweet & Savory — August 6, 2010 @ 8:41 am

    I have often dreamed up this pizza but have never made it! I need to now…yours looks so good!


  18. #
    vanillasugar — August 6, 2010 @ 8:54 am

    a staple in our house too, but hubby hates it which is awesome–more for me. i love leftovers cold.


  19. #
    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — August 6, 2010 @ 9:31 am

    The final product is perfect!!!! What a great recipe!


  20. #
    Jenna — August 6, 2010 @ 10:38 am

    Honey in the pizza dough is such a brilliant idea!

    The boy has been dropping some hints about buffalo chicken pizza lately so maybe I should act on his request and cook this up!


  21. #
    Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen — August 6, 2010 @ 11:58 am

    This looks so good! I love buffalo chicken pizza!


  22. #
    Alison — August 6, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

    Hey, is that you in my Whirl newsletter? (pause for scroll to profile pic) It is totally you. Super cute dress!! What event was that, and what’s that blue drink?

    p.s. Wei-Wei is right – the title of this page in the browser is Buffalo Chicken PIzza.


  23. #
    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — August 6, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

    Girl I never eat pizza. I think I am the only one. no cheese, no gluten, no meat for me. So yeah, i do miss pizza with pineapple and hot peppers. That was how i used to eat it when i was a kid. The gluten in pizza just kills me for about…a month. Ugh.

    Ok have a great weekend hon and hope that your week was fabulous!!!!!!


  24. #
    Chicago Cuisine Critique — August 6, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

    This looks awesome! Thanks for posting.


  25. #
    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — August 6, 2010 @ 3:49 pm

    i have never had buffalo chicken pizza! that looks delicious and beautiful! I would love to have a bite :) just a bite though hehe


  26. #
    Alexa@Living La Vida Pura — August 6, 2010 @ 6:14 pm

    Hey now, don’t dis veggies on pizza! They may not be as amazingly decadent as buffalo chicken as a topping, but when you get some nicely caramelized onion and melt-in-your-mouth tomato… How sweet THAT is!


  27. #
    Karly — August 6, 2010 @ 8:15 pm

    Oh. My. Word.

    That looks amazing. I want that RIGHT NOW. I guess I’ll have to wait til dinner tomorrow night. Or maybe lunch. Yeah. Lunch!


  28. #
    katie — August 6, 2010 @ 9:03 pm

    I LOVE pizza these days! and anything with buffalo sauce.. i die! YUM Jess!!


  29. #
    Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) — August 6, 2010 @ 9:14 pm

    I’ve never made a Buffalo chicken pizza, but have wanted to for awhile. That looks amazing. Next time I make homemade pizza, I’m making it Buffalo! :)



  30. #
    CaSaundra — August 7, 2010 @ 5:29 am

    Love, love, love buffalo chicken pizza–I think it almost takes my number one spot for fav pizza combo.


  31. #
    ashleigh — August 7, 2010 @ 7:45 am

    I love buffalo flavored things.. my mom recently bought buffalo flavored popcorn! Sounds amazing right?


  32. #
    Paula — August 7, 2010 @ 8:42 am

    looks so tasty!


  33. #
    teresa — August 7, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    This looks fabulous Jessica!
    Glad you shared the recipe for the dough!
    Taking my first HOT yoga class tomorrow! ;o)
    ENjoyed following your trip on twitter!


  34. #
    Hayley — August 7, 2010 @ 1:49 pm

    Why is cheese SO good?


  35. #
    Leah — August 7, 2010 @ 2:57 pm

    I love making pizza, and I always try and use something other than tomato sauce on it. Im just not a big fan of tomato sauce. This is SUCH a good idea!


  36. #
    Sues — August 7, 2010 @ 3:49 pm

    My boyfriend would absolutely DIE for this!! I better make it for him before he discovers other girls making it for their men :)

    It looks awesome!!


  37. #
    Ellen@FirednFabulous — August 7, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

    My bf would looove this. He’s not a gorgonzola fan either…how do you sneak it on there without Mr. Sweet being able to taste it??


  38. #
    sophia — August 7, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

    OMG…cheese…I LOVE that you don’t skimp on the most important ingredient for pizza! I love the base you used, too!


  39. #
    Heidi M — August 8, 2010 @ 8:24 am

    Just found your blog from a link on Oh She Glows! I also love cheese! :)

    Never thought of using buffalo sauce for pizza! Ill be trying that out next!

    Thanks for the great idea!


  40. #
    Blond Duck — August 8, 2010 @ 8:50 am

    I’ve been craving pizza and thrilled to see a whole wheat dough! Trying!


  41. #
    Ingrid — August 8, 2010 @ 10:23 am

    Buffalo pizza! I’m going to try this tonight! Yum!!!


  42. #
    Raquel — August 8, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

    My hubby loves buffalo chicken anything! This is one that is worth a try and your “sauce” is a nice touch.


  43. #
    eatmovelove — August 8, 2010 @ 1:27 pm

    Okay – I challenge anyone who thinks they like pizza more than me ;)…this is STELLAR and YES – finally!!! – someone in the blogsosphere who loads their ‘zza with cheese like me! :)


  44. #
    Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear — August 9, 2010 @ 4:10 am

    Every time I try to be sneaky and add blue cheese to our pizzas my boyfriend can sniff it from the livingroom :D


  45. #
    Amanda — August 9, 2010 @ 4:43 am

    Gorgeous!! This looks amazing. I love the sauce!!



  46. #
    Monique — August 10, 2010 @ 9:22 am

    I made this on the weekend but the recipe didn’t say how much water to add.. So I just added a cup.. My dough didn’t rise.. but other than that it was delicious! :)


    • Jessica — August 10th, 2010 @ 9:30 am

      So sorry! Fixed it!


      • Monique — August 10th, 2010 @ 9:34 am

        Is it terrible that I want to make it again? But with Bacon.. and chocolate.. haha just kidding.. maybe.. thanks for the quick fix Jessica! :)

  47. #
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — August 15, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

    This pizza looks great! I know it would be a big hit in my house… I think I might have to make it for our next pizza and movie night with friends!


  48. #
    snowflakes2hotcakes — September 29, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

    Hey, there – I have been a reader of your blog for a long time. I just made this buffalo chicken pizza last night and it was INCREDIBLE!!! And I’m a Buffalo aficionado, so that’s saying something. I blogged about it, but don’t know how to do a “link back” to post here on your comments, but wanted to let you know. :-) I did post a link on my blog back here to your blog for this recipe, and gave you credit, and encouraged them to come check out your site! :-)


  49. #
    ThePony — October 11, 2010 @ 7:19 pm

    I made this pizza with my boyfriend this weekend….it was AMAZING!!! The cheese combo is restaurant quality for sure!
    Thanks for the GREAT (& guy-friendly!) recipes – Keep ’em coming…from one Pittsburgher to another!


  50. #
    Melody — October 20, 2011 @ 12:29 am

    I don’t cook. Ever. But I always browse your site and fantasize about producing the deliciousness. And when I saw this I gave it a shot anyways since it looked so damn good, but not without giving my boyfriend a disclaimer.

    We were completely blown away by how amazing it was! I followed this recipe to a T, and it tasted AWESOME. Thank you! I am currently writing down some others to try out. ;)


    • Jessica — October 20th, 2011 @ 8:10 am

      So glad you liked it!



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