Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe on a pizza stone and cut into slices

This Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe is a made with a blue cheese dressing as the sauce, topped with pre-cooked chicken that is coated with Mozzarella Cheese, a combination of Red Hot Sauce and Butter, and finished off with some blue cheese crumbles. It brings the buffalo style flavors that everyone loves to your dinner table as a pizza!

Buffalo Chicken Pizza is great to serve for parties, birthday celebrations, and game day events. Everyone seems to love the buffalo style recipes and this one is no exception. The pizza crust base makes the plate for a generous serving of buffalo style chicken and cheese!

Overhead shot of buffalo chicken pizza recipe on a pizza stone unsliced

Why I made this Buffalo Chicken Pizza recipe

When it comes to pizza, Grumpy gets a little bent out of shape if it is anything but the Chicago Deep Dish Pizza recipe I make. And, while that pizza is a very delicious recipe, I like to make other flavors once in a while too!

However, it was close to Grumpy’s birthday and he happened to come home from work one night stating he had tried a slice of Buffalo Chicken Pizza from a convenient store. He then told me I should try making it sometime! So, since it was almost birthday time, I decided to give it a shot.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe on a pizza stone and cut into slices

How to make the best pizza recipe

Great pizza recipes always start with a great pizza dough recipe. I can’t tell you how many times in the past I would make a pizza, only to have the picky Grumpy old man tell me it wasn’t good enough. I basically got to the point where I refused to make homemade pizza because of it and went to store bought!

Next, you want good quality ingredients. For pizza, part-skim mozzarella is best. However, more cheese is not always better. If you use too much cheese, you will have run over.

Red Hot Sauce is a must for buffalo chicken pizza. At least in our book it is. We love it and Grumpy puts it on everything! It is what puts the style in buffalo style!

Putting together your Buffalo Chicken Pizza

This recipe is pretty darned easy. Basically because you start with pizza dough. Either make your own ahead of time, or buy some from the store. For the chicken, I usually buy a rotisserie chicken and remove all the meat. Then I have enough chicken for a couple of different recipes. This Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe being one of them!

chicken mixed into buffalo sauce with blue cheese crumbles and dressing in the background

We are huge fans of blue cheese with our buffalo chicken pizza. If your not, you can always go with Ranch for topping the crust and skip the blue cheese sprinkles after it’s baked.

fully assembled pizza prior to baking

Having a pizza party? Try these other specialty pizza recipes!

Pizza doesn’t always just mean dough and toppings. It can mean other things too! These pizza related recipes are some of our very favorites. They make a tasty addition to the buffalo chicken pizza you will be serving!

Who doesn’t love a potato skin?! These Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins are SO delicious. Plan to make a lot of them because they will disappear fast!

Have a thing for meatballs and pizza? Well how about making this Meatball Pizza Bread! Grumpy goes bonkers over this delicious meaty stuffed pizza dough appetizer!

We love our sloppy joes and this Slow Cooker Pizza Sloppy Joe recipe is the bomb! This makes a great weeknight dinner that gives you that pizza feel in a sandwich.

There’s more pizza on Grumpy’s Honeybunch!

If there is one thing you should know, its we love our pizza! We have always loved a real delicious homemade pizza dough. Now that we are keto, we enjoy this low carb pizza crust recipe. This is absolutely delicious as well, so if your keto, you don’t have to skip this recipe, because you can make it on a keto pizza dough as well!

Try these other pizza recipes on Grumpy’s Honeybunch!

Chicken Wings: The natural partner to pizza recipes!

Pizza and Wings just naturally go together. Those those words are often said by many people when talking about eating pizza! Here are a few wing recipes you might like to pair with your Buffalo Chicken Pizza!

Other topping ideas

  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Diced or thinly sliced red pepper (or green pepper)
  • Chopped green chives
  • Add a little sweet to the pizza for that sweet heat touch with a little pineapple to the top! Don’t knock it till ya try it!
  • Skip the blue cheese dressing spread and use a thin layer of pizza sauce.

Things you may need to make a pizza recipe

I highly recommend the following products.

  1. While you can use a baking sheet or pizza pan, the best thing to bake a pizza on is a pizza stone.
  2. You can’t properly cut a pizza without a good pizza cutter!
Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe on a pizza stone and cut into slices
Yield: 1 pizza

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 3-4 tbsp Red Hot Sauce
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • Pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup Ken's Chunky Blue Cheese dressing (or your choice of dressing - this is our favorite!)
  • 2 cups part-skim Mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Put diced chicken small mixing bowl. Pour red hot sauce and melted butter over top. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. Shape dough and bake for 7 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and spread dressing Blue Cheese Dressing evenly over top pizza crust.
  5. Sprinkle 1 cup mozzarella cheese on top of the dressing. Then sprinkle half of the buffalo chicken mixture, and last cup of cheese on top.
  6. Bake at 450 on pizza stone in bottom of oven until crust starts to brown. Move to middle rack and continue to cook until browned nicely all over (crust and topping)
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle with blue cheese crumbles if desired then cool for about 10 minutes before cutting.
  8. Serve with a side of blue cheese dressing and celery sticks if desired.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1 slice

Amount Per Serving Calories 363Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 49mgSodium 1140mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 21g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy, but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

41 Comments

  1. Talita February 7, 2009 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Yummm!!! Looks so tasteful! I’d love to have a piece!

  2. Kaitlin February 7, 2009 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness. I’m not a fan of red hot sauce or anything too spicy, but this looks absolutely fantastic! The cheese and crust look delicious. I would take a piece of that in a second. I know plenty of others that would too. Happy Birthday to your grumpy!! =)

  3. Lisa February 7, 2009 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Looks good! Happy birthday to grumpy.

  4. Creative One February 7, 2009 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Looks delicious. Homemade pizza really is the best!

  5. Barbara Bakes February 7, 2009 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    I didn’t get a pizza stone until I joined DB. I don’t know how I lived without it. It really is the key to a great pizza at home. Happy Birthday to Grumpy! How’d he like his new laptop?

  6. Jo February 7, 2009 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    ooooh! yummy! looks amazing! I love buffalo chicken pizza and yours is beautiful!

    Happy Birthday grumpy!

  7. Linda February 7, 2009 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday to Grumpy! I love buffalo chicken pizza. And it is so much better homemade!
    Remind him that age is just a state of mind and give him a big smootch!!
    Have a great weekend!!

  8. Jessie February 7, 2009 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    homemade pizza is the way to go! I think I can only have one slice since it looks very filling!

    Happy Birthday to Grumpy!

  9. Netts Nook February 7, 2009 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    Nice pictures looks great Happy Birthday Grumpy…

  10. Bob February 7, 2009 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Homemade pizza is the best. Happy birthday Grumpy!

  11. Ingrid February 7, 2009 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    I've never had buffalo chicken pizza either & I have to admit I probably would have turned my nose up at it as well. At the same time yours looks reallllly good and might have convinced me to give it a try.

    Happy Birthday, Grumpy!!!
    ~ingrid

  12. Sara February 7, 2009 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    Oh this sounds good! My hubby does the same thing all the time…he’ll ask for something that he’s said he doesn’t like before! Oh men. 🙂 Happy Birthday to Grumpy.

  13. recipes2share February 7, 2009 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday Grumpy…would have said poor Grumpy until you pointed out he hadn’t reached 40 yet!!!:)

  14. Reeni♥ February 7, 2009 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday to Grumpy!! The pizza looks sooo delicious!!!

  15. Sharon February 7, 2009 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    Aw, happy birthday Grumpy! What a fanastic pizza.

  16. Jessie February 7, 2009 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Awww, happy birthday Grumpy! (Honey B, that conversation sounds very, um familiar! Hehehe…)

    Pizza looks great. 😀

    +Jessie
    a.k.a.

  17. Kevin February 7, 2009 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    That pizza looks really tasty! I hope it is a great birthday!

  18. The Food Site February 7, 2009 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    Happy birthday to Grumpy and he should be so lucky, the pizza looks really good!
    ~Foong~

  19. AK Mom February 7, 2009 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday Grumpy!
    The pizza looks awesome!

  20. Jason February 7, 2009 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    Great looking pizza!

  21. Poodle February 7, 2009 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    I would like a slice of that right now for lunch, please. That looks amazing — and easy!

  22. Robin Sue February 7, 2009 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    You go girl grabbin’ you a youngin’! That pizza is a dreamy looking pie I bet he liked it this time! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Will have to try sometime!

  23. Gera @ SweetsFoods February 7, 2009 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday Grumpy!! The pizza looks wonderful-cious!!

  24. Emily February 7, 2009 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    YUM!! I am definitely adding this recipe to my menu for the coming week. Nothing like a yummy taste of home while being stationed in Germany!!

  25. WiseAcre February 7, 2009 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    Grumpy Birthday!

    Didn’t he already have a perfectly good laptop that cooks too?

  26. Bobby February 8, 2009 at 12:08 am - Reply

    buffalo chicken pizza is my favorite, sometimes I switch between blue cheese and ranch for the dressing. Yours looks amazing!

  27. Rosa's Yummy Yums February 8, 2009 at 12:54 am - Reply

    A wonderful pizza! Delicious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  28. JyLnC February 8, 2009 at 2:24 am - Reply

    I’ve seen this in restaurants but I have never tried it. It looks really good and when you make it at home you can control the heat.

  29. JyLnC February 8, 2009 at 2:24 am - Reply

    Oh, I forgot – Happy Birthday Grumpy!

  30. chuck February 8, 2009 at 3:07 am - Reply

    OMG, hot and spicy buffalo pizza … it just doesn’t get any better than that. Delicious!

  31. Meg February 8, 2009 at 3:19 am - Reply

    YUM! Happy birthday Grumpy!

  32. Melissa February 8, 2009 at 4:12 am - Reply

    I just had something like this the other night. I left you some awards on my blog!

  33. Bunny February 8, 2009 at 4:20 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday Grumpy!! This looks fantasti Shelby!

  34. Michele February 8, 2009 at 11:59 am - Reply

    happy belated birthday Grumpy!
    don’t you just love how they can decide to like something if it was their idea? Mr. P hates lima beans….yet picked out a recipe for me to make for a soup that had a ton of limas in it. I just don’t get it. 🙂

  35. Tangled Noodle February 8, 2009 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Happy Late Birthday Greetings to Grumpy! I can’t think of a better b-day dinner than this pizza – heck, why wait for a special day. I’m going to put this into our Pizza Night Thursday rotation.

  36. Peter M February 8, 2009 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    The simplest pizzas are the tastiest pizzas…and as evidenced here…a good crust is essential too!

  37. Anonymous September 14, 2019 at 9:47 am - Reply

    4.5

  38. Miriah October 19, 2019 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    5

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