I’m not sure I even want to try making a pizza in my oven because we’ve fallen deeply in love with grilled pizza! I even made a whole wheat crust last time, and Nate and I both loved it. With the toppings, we almost couldn’t tell that it was made with whole wheat flour, but once we got to the bare crust, we could taste the difference, and it was so good!
Last weekend, we opted for a buffalo chicken pizza. Every joint makes it differently, but certainly no one uses a tomato sauce. I’ve seen ranch dressing and alfredo sauce, but what really caught my eye was a garlic cream sauce. Of course, this was at a chain, so it’s not like I had a recipe to use, so I winged (wung?? I think both of those words sound wrong) it. It turned out great, but I’m thinking I should have added a little more sauce to the crust, as it was lost under the spicy buffalo chicken. I’m sure I’d notice if it weren’t there though. Black olives or black beans would have been a great addition, and also add another color to the pie.
When we make grilled pizza, we usually don’t get around to eating until pretty late in the evening, which means I don’t get quite as good of a picture of it 😦 Next time, I’ll have to remember to make this during the day and update my pictures so you can see exactly how good it tasted!
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Source: Pigzilla Original
Servings: Makes one small pizza (quadruple if you are doing all buffalo chicken pizzas and using my grilled pizza dough recipe, as it makes 4 small pizzas)
1/4 cup garlic cream sauce
1/2 cup boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced small
1/4 cup red pepper sauce (I like Franks Red Hot)
2 tbsp onions, diced
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (Nate used mozzarella-provalone mix)
1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup lettuce, shredded
2 tbsp celery, diced small
1. Prepare dough according to grilled pizza dough recipe, whole wheat pizza dough, your own crust recipe, or a pre-made crust. Follow directions until it comes to adding toppings to your pizza. Spread with garlic cream sauce, leaving just 1/4 – 1/2 inch crust around the outside.
2. In a small bowl, combine diced chicken with red pepper sauce. Sprinkle chicken evenly around the pizza, then add onions, cheese and cilantro. Cook according to the crust recipe’s specifications.
3. Before serving, top with shredded lettuce, celery, and more red pepper sauce if desired. Slice and serve.