Buffalo Chicken Pizza

You’ll want to make pizza night every night with this flavorful buffalo chicken pizza! Shredded chicken, spicy buffalo sauce, blue cheese crumbles, and cilantro all cooked together on top of the most delicious crust.

This homemade pizza tastes just like delicious Buffalo Wings. We love it just as much as our BBQ Chicken Pizza or Chicken Alfredo Pizza.

A slice of buffalo chicken pizza

One of Our Favorite Pizza Recipes

We would eat pizza every night if we could, because the whole family LOVES it!

Today’s Buffalo Chicken pizza is one of our FAVORITE pizza recipes. We love finding new homemade pizza recipes to try and this one is definitely a winner. The combination of flavors are super tasty. If you love buffalo wings, you’re going to really enjoy this pizza.

Definitely try our homemade pizza dough recipe as your base. It only requires a few ingredients and is very simple to make. Roll it out and top it with all of the buffalo chicken ingredients. This pizza only takes about 10 minutes to bake in the oven. Great for busy nights when you’re not sure what to make for dinner!

Ingredients for buffalo chicken pizza recipes

the Ingredients

There are only a few simple ingredients to this pizza:

  • shredded cooked chicken
  • buffalo sauce
  • blue cheese dressing
  • blue cheese crumbles
  • cilantro

Pizza dough: We have a great homemade pizza dough recipe you can use. If you buy dough from the store, be sure to consult the directions on the package when making this recipe.

Customizable:

  • Not a fan of blue cheese? Use ranch dressing and mozzarella, provolone or fetta cheese
  • Add toppings: tomatoes slices, scallions or red onion, parsley, spinach
  • Make the crust as thick or thin as you want. Be aware the bake times will need to be adjusted accordingly

Step by step photos of how to make buffalo chicken pizza

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Pizza

CRUST. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees with a pizza stone or overturned cookie sheet inside. Stretch the pizza dough into a 12 inch circle on a sheet of parchment paper dusted with cornmeal. (Alternatively, you can forgo the pizza stone and bake the pizza on a pizza pan instead.)

TOPPINGS. In a small bowl, toss the chicken with the buffalo sauce. Spread the blue cheese dressing over the pizza, then top with the shredded chicken. Sprinkle the blue cheese crumbles over the top.

BAKE. Bake 9-11 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle with the cilantro. Serve hot.

Recipe Tips

  • Having pre-measured shredded chicken in the freezer to easily grab for recipes like this is a time saver. You can also grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store to shred.
  • Adjust the Spice: look for buffalo sauce that will match your desired amount of heat. For added spiciness put hot sauce or red chili flakes on your slice. 

Homemade buffalo chicken pizza topped with cilantro

Storing tips + side ideas

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. You can also freeze them for 1-2 months. For best results reheat in the toaster oven or oven. If you’re in a hurry you can also use the microwave.

Make ahead of time: To make this into a delicious freezer meal to be baked later all you need to do is:

  1. Bake the pain pizza crust for 7 minutes. 
  2. Remove from the oven and put on the toppings. 
  3. Place the pizza on a freezer safe aluminum baking tray or a clean piece of cardboard and flash freeze for about 2 hours.
  4. Once completely frozen wrap it tightly with plastic wrap then again with aluminum foil. Label and freeze for 3-6 months. 
  5. Thaw on the counter for about 30 minutes before baking in the oven. 

What to serve with pizza? Anything you’d like! Here are some of our go-to’s!

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Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe

4.75 from 4 votes
You'll want to make pizza night every night with this flavorful buffalo chicken pizza! Shredded chicken, spicy buffalo sauce, blue cheese crumbles, and cilantro all cooked together on top of the most delicious crust.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 285 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 ball of pizza dough
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/3 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese dressing
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees with a pizza stone or overturned cookie sheet inside. Stretch the pizza dough into a 12 inch circle on a sheet of parchment paper dusted with cornmeal. (Alternatively, you can forgo the pizza stone and bake the pizza on a pizza pan instead.)
  • In a small bowl, toss the chicken with the buffalo sauce. Spread the blue cheese dressing over the pizza, then top with the shredded chicken. Sprinkle the blue cheese crumbles over the top.
  • Bake 9-11 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  • Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle with the cilantro. Serve hot.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    I tried last night and it’s delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Just bookmarked your site.

  2. Hi, i was wondering if you brush the shell with olive oil? i’m asking cause when i make a regular pizza i normally do so, especially around the crust.
    looking to make this over the weekend..

  3. 5 stars
    Great recipe though I use pizza dough from the store. My only add is chopped celery. Here in upstate and western NY, no self-respecting restaurant would serve Buffalo wings without celery sticks. Chopped celery on pizza adds just the right amount of flavor and it’s still a bit crunchy even after baking.

  4. 4 stars
    I applaud you,but since I,ve had the experience for the exact recipe above,which would have made I and my surrounding people fat about,I,d decided to make that with yogurt sauce instead of blue cheese.thank you still!