Buffalo Chicken Pizza
pizza crust, vegetable oil, shallot, olive oil, chicken tenderloins, Hungry Fan Buffalo Wings Spice Blend, marinara sauce, mozzarella, chives, winter greens, feta
Buffalo chicken and pizza. You can’t go wrong with a dream team of flavors like that. Our buffalo-spiced pizza recipe is a zesty, melt-in-your mouth treat that everyone will love. So, serve up enough for all your guests, or keep all the pizza to yourself. We won’t judge.
To make this pizza, we grabbed a box of pizza crust (gluten-free works great, too!) and the Hungry Fan Buffalo Wings Spice Blend and got to cooking! It is seriously such an easy recipe, so it’s perfect for cooking novices, people short on time, or even kids.
1 pizza crust*
1 ½ cups warm water
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 small shallot, finely sliced into long strips
3–4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
8 chicken breast tenderloins
¼ cup Pomì marinara sauce
8–10 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into ¼-inch slices
1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped
¼ cup winter greens (kale, spinach, etc.), finely chopped
¼ cup feta cheese
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Prepare your pizza crust according to directions, if store-bought, or using your favorite recipe.
While the dough rises, if needed, sauté the shallots over low/medium-low heat in a small skillet with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, stirring frequently. You want the shallots to caramelize slowly but not burn. Set aside.
Place chicken on a plate and generously season both sides with the Hungry Fan Buffalo Wings Spice Blend (figure about 3 or more generous tablespoons).
In a large skillet, heat 2–3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in the chicken and additional spice blend as necessary. Sauté about 3 minutes on both sides. Remove from heat. (Don’t worry if the chicken isn’t totally cooked. It’s still going to bake in the oven).
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Once the dough has risen, spread it evenly over a pizza pan, stone, or baking sheet. Use a little vegetable oil on your hands to spread the dough so it doesn’t stick to you.
Top the pizza crust with the marinara sauce, spreading evenly. Then add the mozzarella slices, chicken, and caramelized shallots. Bake for 20–25 minutes.
Remove cooked pizza from the oven and top with chives, greens, feta cheese, and a few sprinkles of freshly ground black pepper. Serve* and enjoy!
Pro Tip 1:
We originally made this recipe with a boxed gluten-free crust, and it was de-lish.
Pro Tip 2:
If you like dipping sauce, serve your pizza with a small ramekin of extra marinara.