Four Cheese Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Homemade thin crust four cheese spicy buffalo chicken pizza with red onions and seasoned shredded chicken. A fun and super flavorful addition to any pizza night or game day menu!

Thin crust four cheese spicy buffalo chicken pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun and super flavorful addition to any pizza night or game day menu!

I’m always amazed how hooked on a storyline or character we can become. How attached to them and how much we can care about them. I know I’m not the only one that has cried while reading a book. In fact, I’ve literally bawled my eyes out while reading some, not many… but a few definitely stand out in my mind. So devoted to the story that I’ve become emotionally invested and attached to them. The Notebook and Marley & Me were definite tear jerkers for me. I’d of course rather not have those experiences but it says a lot about the writing.

Only my most recent experience wasn’t with a book. A show. A fictional character I’d watched for seasons passing suddenly. Making it worse, I was on the treadmill fighting back emotions while all of this happened. You know that awful feeling you get in your throat when you’re getting emotional and are trying to fight it. Working out amplified that. So bad. Again – great that the writers pulled me in so much, but I’d rather not be crying at a show. It almost feels silly.

So tell me…have you experienced this too? And which shows or books did it to you? I can name a handful of shows I’m willing to be have brought many to tears. This Is Us, Parenthood and Grey’s Anatomy… to name just a few. I’m positive there are many more, but those are definitely up there at the top of the list for pulling at the emotional heartstrings.

Thin crust four cheese spicy buffalo chicken pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun and super flavorful addition to any pizza night or game day menu!

Switching gears… with the big game coming up I knew a new pizza recipe was a must!

There’s one food combination that always comes to mind when I think of game day. Buffalo chicken.

Whether it’s classic wings or some other twist with those flavors, it’s an essential addition to any game day menu… football, baseball, basketball etc… any and all sports. I’ve made and shared my fair amount of buffalo chicken recipes over the years. From soup and chili to deviled eggs and much more! Of course, I’ve also shared two different buffalo chicken pizza recipes as well: whole wheat buffalo chicken pizza and classic thin crust buffalo chicken pizza. But, there’s always room for twists and improvements on classics.

In comes this pizza…

I paired my favorite thin crust pizza dough with not one or even two types of cheese but four! A batch of seasoned shredded chicken and thinly sliced red onions are a must! And of course, a buffalo chicken pizza wouldn’t be complete without buffalo sauce and a creamy addition. A thickened spicy buffalo sauce acts as the base and drizzle of creamy ranch (or blue cheese) dressing completes this recipe.

This isn’t your standard buffalo chicken pizza. There’s lots of extra flavor hidden in there, from the cheese to all of the spices on the chicken. I highly recommend sticking to the recipe as is for best results and a full flavored slice of happiness.

This easy thin crust four cheese buffalo chicken pizza is hands down a must make for your next pizza night or game day menu. It’s guaranteed to be a hit with anyone who loves a spicy kick! Be sure to add this to your menu asap!

Thin crust four cheese spicy buffalo chicken pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun and super flavorful addition to any pizza night or game day menu!


Tips tricks and questions answered…

How many will this recipe serve?
As written, this will make roughly 1: 10-inch pizza and can serve anywhere from 2-6.

Can I use store bough pizza dough?
Of course! If you’re in a pinch or have a favorite pizza dough to use, it can absolutely be substituted for homemade.

Can this recipe be frozen?
You can definitely make the dough ahead and either chill for up to a few days or freeze even longer. Be sure to bring the dough to room temperature prior to stretching. Of course, as with anything, fresh is always best though!

What can I use instead of blue cheese?
In place of the blue cheese crumbles, you can use feta or any other strong flavored cheese. You can also omit the blue cheese entirely if you prefer. In place of the drizzle topping, you can substitute ranch dressing.

How spicy is this?
If you’re used to buffalo chicken recipes, this will only be slightly spicier due to the seasoned chicken. Otherwise, this has a nice mild heat that lingers a bit. Nothing too strong.

Can I skip the onions?
Absolutely! The recipe is a base for you to create your own tasty pizza. Swap out ingredients as desired.

Can I make substitutions to the ingredients?
This recipe works with the exact measurements and and ingredients listed. However, with savory dishes, spices can always be adjusted to personal preferences. Outside of any alterations I’ve already mentioned, for specific substitution questions, ask in the comments below.

Thin crust four cheese spicy buffalo chicken pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun and super flavorful addition to any pizza night or game day menu!

Four Cheese Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Homemade thin crust four cheese spicy buffalo chicken pizza with red onions and seasoned shredded chicken. A fun and super flavorful addition to any pizza night or game day menu!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Pizza
Servings: 3 plus

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1/2 C water heated to 115°F
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Chicken

  • 1 boneless chicken breast uncooked
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 1 C chicken broth

Sauce

  • 1/2 C buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp water

Toppings

  • 1/4 C red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 C blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 C Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1 C whole milk mozzarella freshly shredded
  • 1/2 C extra sharp cheddar cheese freshly shredded
  • 2-3 Tbsp green onions chopped
  • ground black pepper
  • Ranch or blue cheese dressing for drizzling

Instructions

  • Heat water to 115°F. Combine water with yeast and sugar. Allow mixture to proof for 5-10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine flour and salt. With mixer running, add yeast mixture, followed by olive oil. Mix until dough just comes together. Knead by hand if necessary. Transfer dough to a lightly greased bowl. Cover and allow to rise in a warm location for roughly one hour or until doubled in size.
  • Prepare chicken. Slice chicken breast in half widthwise. Add chicken and spices to a small saucepan. Cover with chicken broth. Cook over medium heat until cooked through. Remove and shred chicken. Return shredded chicken to the saucepan. Continue cooking until liquid has cooked off.
  • Add buffalo sauce to a small saucepan or small skillet. Set over medium heat. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water. Add to buffalo sauce, whisk gently to combine. Constantly whisk until mixture thickens. Immediately remove to a clean bowl. Press plastic wrap to the surface and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Slice red onions. Set aside.
  • Lightly grease a baking sheet with olive oil. Shape dough to desired size and shape. Spread buffalo sauce over dough. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Top off with red onion slices, shredded chicken and optional blue cheese crumbles. Sprinkle with mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Add chopped green onions and a sprinkle of ground black pepper.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes or until desired crispness is reached.
  • Serve warm with optional blue cheese or ranch dressing drizzle.

Notes

Recipe makes 1: 10-inch pizza
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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2 Responses to “Four Cheese Buffalo Chicken Pizza”

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    Rae — February 1, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Got to love buffalo chicken! Got to love pizza! But together, oh my! Got to make this!

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      Rachel — February 9, 2020 at 7:50 am

      Thank you! Enjoy!

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