30 minutes (plus 2 hours to proof)
40 minutes (plus 2 hours to proof)
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Get ready to satisfy your craving for bold flavors with our Spicy Buffalo Chicken Pizza! This tantalizing creation combines the fiery kick of buffalo chicken with creamy blue cheese and savory asiago, all on a crispy crust. With every bite, you'll experience a symphony of flavors that will leave you wanting more!
Our pizza begins with a homemade dough, crafted to perfection. Mixing all-purpose flour and salt, we create a base that guarantees a chewy and flavorful crust. Once the dough is proofed, divide it into two balls and let them rise until they're ready to transform into delicious pizzas.
The star of this pizza is the mouthwatering buffalo chicken topping. Take tender, cooked chicken breasts and mix them with melted unsalted butter, tangy hot sauce and a fiery kick of hot sauce. This spicy blend adds an irresistible heat to each bite, bringing the pizza to life.
To add a creamy element, prepare a velvety blue cheese sauce. Combining crumbled blue cheese with heavy whipping cream, create a delightful tangy and rich sauce that pairs perfectly with the spicy chicken.
Now, it's time to assemble our pizza masterpiece. Preheat the oven, placing a pizza stone on the top rack to ensure an evenly cooked crust. Rolling out the proofed dough to a thin quarter-inch thickness, create the foundation for the flavors to shine. Spread the creamy blue cheese sauce onto the dough, followed by a generous amount of our zesty buffalo chicken. Sprinkling shredded asiago cheese on top adds a savory depth to the pizza.
With your pizza beautifully assembled, slide it onto the preheated pizza stone and let it bake until the crust turns golden brown and crispy. The aroma that fills the air is simply irresistible, building anticipation for that first bite.
The Spicy Buffalo Chicken Pizza is a flavor-packed delight that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you're hosting a gathering or enjoying a cozy night in, this pizza will surely impress your guests and satisfy your taste buds. Each slice offers a symphony of spicy, creamy, and savory flavors that will have everyone reaching for more.
- In a stand mixing bowl, sift together flour and salt.
- In a measuring cup, combine water and yeast. Allow yeast to activate for 5 minutes.
- Using a mixer on low speed equipped with a dough hook, combine salted flour and yeast mixture. Mix on low speed for 15 minutes.
- Remove dough from mixer and wrap in plastic wrap. Allow 1 hour to proof.
- Divide dough into 2 equal parts and roll into balls. Cover each with plastic and allow to proof again for 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, combine shredded chicken, butter, hot sauce and Sriracha and mix thoroughly.
- In a food processor, combine half the blue cheese crumbles and heavy cream. Process until smooth.
- Place pizza stone on top rack of cold oven. Preheat to 500°.
- Using a rolling pin and extra flour for dusting, roll pizza dough to ¼-inch thickness on the backside of a floured baking sheet.
- Spread blue cheese mixture evenly on the pizza and top with buffalo chicken, asiago and remaining blue cheese.
- Slide pizza from back of baking sheet directly onto the pizza stone in the preheated oven.
- Cook for 4-7 minutes or until crust is crispy and golden brown. Repeat steps 9-12 with second pizza dough.
Recipe Courtesy of Chef Kevin, ALDI Test Kitchen