2.05.2011

Buffalo Chicken Pizza with #FranksRedHot

It's almost time for the Big Game, so we thought we'd share our recipe for Buffalo Chicken Pizza made with Frank's Red Hot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce. This is one of our favorite pizza recipes because of its many flavor nuances - vinegary spiciness from the pepper sauce, creamy tanginess from the bleu cheese, and well-seasoned tender chicken, all on a crisp, chewy crust (purchased from our local grocery store). Cut into small squares, this would be a nice addition to any Super Bowl party!

Note: The crust crisps best when done on a pizza stone.

Ingredients:

1 store-bought pizza dough
flour to sprinkle on dough and on surface
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4 tablespoons Frank's RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup bleu cheese salad dressing
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Sprinkle dough with flour and place in a bowl; allow dough to come to room temperature. Heat oven to 500 degrees and place pizza stone inside the oven. Heat a skillet to medium-high on the stove top. Season chicken breasts with salt, papper and cayenne and place in hot skillet. Cook chicken four minutes each side, then remove from heat and allow to cool. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. In a small saucepan, put butter, a dash of black pepper, the garlic powder and the hot sauce. Place over low heat and stir until butter melts, making sure the sauce does not overheat and separate. Working on a lightly floured surface, stretch the dough and work it with your fingers or a rolling pin to form a circle the size of your pizza pan or stone. Carefully remove the stone from the oven and lay the crust on the stone. Brush the crust with a very thin layer of olive oil, then with a thin layer of bleu cheese dressing. Scatter the chicken pieces over the pizza crust, top with shredded cheese, and pour the hot sauce over it. Place in oven and cook at 500 for 10-15 minutes.

7 comments:

MarmandeintheKitchen said...

Looks great - seems like a good choice for the game tommorow!

cheryl@pictureperfectmeals.com said...

Anything with Frank's is fine with me! Great recipe, looks delicious!

Kate @ Diethood.com said...

This would definitely be a big hit tomorrow! Thank you for sharing!

Steph said...

OH MY! I want this pizza so bad!! What a great combination of flavors

Susan said...

Friday nights are pizza nights in our house ... this is totally getting 'saved' and 'buzzed'!

Wilde in the Kitchen said...

This is my favorite way to make buffalo pizza, with blue cheese dressing as the sauce. Thumbs up from a former Buffalonian! :)

Jason Phelps said...

Buffalo is my favorite style of pizza. I can't help but get it when I am out. We make it at home from time to time as well.

Jason