Buffalo Chicken Pizza


Buffalo Chicken Pizza | www.acozykitchen.com

Today we’re trashing it up. There’s nothing artisanal about this pizza. It doesn’t wear suspenders, a pageboy hat or do the whole fancy-talk about coffee. Think Lindsay Lohan passed out in the front seat kinda trashy. I’m pretty sure that’s where buffalo chicken pizza ranks on the scale of trash.

If you know me, you know that chicken wings of any form are my favorite food ever. I like Korean chicken wings, Japanese-style fried chicken, Thai chicken wings and of course, good ol’ American buffalo chicken wings.

This pizza exploits all those delicious flavors: hot sauce, chicken, ranch dressing and for good measure, some fresh Italian parsley and green onion.

In other pizza-making news, I haven’t made pizza for this blog for a very, VERY long time. It’s mainly taken me so long because I broke my pizza stone during a move and hadn’t replaced it…until…Baking Steel got in touch with me and sent me one.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza | www.acozykitchen.com

The idea is that steel conducts heat far better and faster and hotter than clay, making this plate of steel the perfect thing to make pizza on. You guys, it was great. The bottom wasn’t soggy, it was crisp and delicious.

This isn’t a sponsored post, but man was this steel plate pretty awesome. Alternatively, you can also head to Lowe’s and buy a super inexpensive (read: $2) clay tile and use that too, though I do love the steel plate and will never go back.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza | www.acozykitchen.com

You got options!

P.S. I know I was gone for a week but I didn’t forget you I swear, I’m back for good now.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza | www.acozykitchen.com

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: 1 twelve-inch pizza


  • 1 twelve-inch pizza dough, homemade or store-bought
  • 1/4 cup wing sauce, such as Frank’s, plus more for garnish
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack
  • *1 cooked chicken thigh, shredded
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk, shaken
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped Italian parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons freshly minced dill
  • Sea salt
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced


  • Preheat your oven to 500 degrees for 1 hour; this way your pizza stone or steel plate is super hot.
  • Stretch out your pizza dough until it reaches a 12-inch circle, or you know, a shape that resembles somewhat of a circle. Spread out the wing sauce evenly. Top with shredded cheese. *Transfer the pizza to the oven to bake for 5 to 7 minutes; make sure to keep an eye on it since everyone’s times might be slightly different. When your pizza is starting to get lightly browned on the edges and the cheese is melty, carefully add the shredded chicken—use tongs! Bake for an additional 5 minutes or so.
  • Meanwhile, quickly whisk together the ranch dressing: buttermilk, sour cream, Italian parsley, dill and a few pinches of salt.
  • When the pizza is done, top with a sprinkling of green onions, a handful of fresh Italian parsley, a few splatters of ranch dressing and some additional wing sauce, too. Make it messy and fun! Slice it up and serve warm.


*I used leftover rotisserie chicken for this. But, if you don’t have any lying around, feel free to cube up a chicken thigh and put it on the pizza from the start versus when I added my shredded chicken.
*Transferring the raw pizza to a stone or steel plate is tricky. A pizza peel is the way to go, but I didn’t have one. I found that a plastic cutting board, lots of flour underneath the pizza and quick shake movement, made the pizza slide onto the steel plate perfectly!
Serving: 2g
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  • Reply Regina October 18, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Oh, my, that looks so yummy!!!

  • Reply Nicole Chancellor October 3, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    So much color in this pizza. Loving it! Can’t wait to try this on my next date night in 🙂
    xo, j.


  • Reply bev @ bevcooks October 3, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I’m so in.

  • Reply bill October 1, 2014 at 10:52 am

    How much ranch dressing do you use?

  • Reply Shannon September 25, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Frank’s Hot Sauce helped me to increase my vegetable intake dramatically in college. And by vegetables, I mean french fries. Looks delish!

  • Reply Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs September 23, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    This pizza is calling my NAME! Yum.

  • Reply Holly Henderson September 23, 2014 at 10:39 am

    I really like how you sliced it–a good reminder that it doesn’t have to be triangled. This is more kid-friendly (easy to hold) too.

  • Reply Michelle September 22, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    One of fav trashy pizzas!

  • Reply Bunny SE September 22, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Could you recommend a good pizza crust recipe? I would love to make my own to try with this =) Nomnom

  • Reply K September 22, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    You never fail to crack a smile from me with how you write. 🙂

  • Reply Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files September 22, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I don’t care how trashy it seems…this is right up my alley. Winning.

  • Reply Steph September 22, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Ohhhhhh man, that looks good. I am wary of anything “buffalo-style” only because it does seem a little trashy but sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do, namely, spread some blue cheese on some carbs and slather it with Frank’s hot sauce! Bravo, Adrianna!

  • Reply Francesca September 22, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Get it, gurl.

  • Reply andris lagsdin September 22, 2014 at 7:59 am

    What a gorgeous pizza Adrianna! Oustanding and i love the toppings…