Buffalo may not be going to the playoffs this year, but you can still tip your hat to the Bills’ hometown as you watch the NFL’s best battle to reach the Super Bowl. Our friends at Food Steez show you how to combine the city’s most famous export with pizza.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
For the dough:
¾ cup warm water
½ teaspoon active dry yeast
pinch of sugar
2 cups flour (bread or all purpose works well here)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chopped, cooked chicken
½ cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
8 ounces mozzarella, grated
Ranch dressing (prepared) for serving, if desired
To prepare the dough, place the warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer. Sprinkle the yeast on top and let bloom, about 10 minutes. Add the flour, salt, and olive oil to the yeast mixture and turn the mixer (fitted with the dough hook) to medium. Knead until the dough comes together to form a smooth dough. Remove dough to an oiled bowl and place in the oven with the light turned on. Let rise for one hour, or until doubled in bulk. When the dough has doubled, punch it down.
To cook the pizza, reheat the oven to 500 degrees. Roll the dough out on a well floured surface to a 12 inch circle and place on a pizza stone or pan.
To prepare the pizza: Spread hot sauce evenly on pizza dough (we recommend a thin layer as we will be adding more after the cheese and chicken are placed on top) Sprinkle all but ¼ cup of the cheese over the crust. Toss the chicken with the hot sauce to coat and put the chunks of chicken evenly over the cheese. Top with the remaining cheese and add more hot sauce if desired
Bake for 10 minutes or until the dough is golden and the cheese has melted. Drizzle ranch dressing over the pizza before serving. Enjoy!