Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks

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We’re buffalo chicken fanatics. This could be the reason why we feel piling lots of shredded chicken tossed in a spicy buffalo wing sauce and cheese onto pizza is perfectly normal. It is, right?

Making Crazy Good Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks

This one is so incredibly easy to make. Shredded cooked chicken is tossed in a whole cup of store-bought buffalo wing sauce. Buffalo wing sauce is sold next to the hot sauces and are a little creamier than regular hot sauce. You could make your own, too. Just follow our sauce recipe, which we toss chicken in for our Easy Baked Chicken Hot Wings Recipe.

Then, we throw it all on top of partially cooked pizza dough and top with cheese.

Bake until bubbly and you’re done and ready to serve.

The pizza dough we used is actually from Pillsbury. We’re sure you’ve noticed their products in your grocery store – we used their Classic Pizza Crust for this. Pillsbury did pay us to develop this recipe using their pizza crust.

If you can’t find Pillsbury’s pizza crust, feel free to use any dough, store-bought pizza or homemade.

Pizza + Chicken + Buffalo Wing Sauce + Cheese = Perfect Party Appetizer

We love cutting the pizza into sticks. This way, eating is way more fun. Wouldn’t this make a perfect appetizer for parties, maybe even a football party?

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Why we love this recipe. These pizza sticks are absolutely perfect for parties or a fun dinner. It’s fast, too. Plus, store-bought buffalo wing sauce makes things extra easy.

What you need to know. You can find buffalo wing sauce sold next to hot sauces - it looks a little creamier than regular hot sauce. If you are not a fan, you could always substitute your favorite barbecue sauce for the buffalo sauce.

Equipment you’ll need. You will need a baking sheet, small saucepan and a spoon.
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Yield: 6
You Will Need
  • 1 (13.8 oz) roll Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust (Substitute 12 ounces of refrigerated pizza dough)
  • 3/4 cup (237 ml) buffalo wing sauce (look for “wing sauce” not “hot sauce”)
  • 2 cups (210 grams) shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup (60 grams) grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (60 grams) grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
Directions
Heat Oven and Prepare Baking Sheet
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Then, spray a baking sheet (with sides) with cooking spray.
Pre-Bake Pizza Crust
  1. Form pizza dough into a 15-inch by 10-inch rectangle (this doesn’t have to be exact, just close). Place dough onto baking sheet then bake for 8 minutes.
Prepare Buffalo Chicken
  1. While the pizza crust bakes, add buffalo wing sauce and shredded chicken to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe Step 1
Top and Bake Pre-Baked Pizza
  1. Evenly spread the buffalo chicken over the baked pizza crust then scatter the cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese and half of the sliced green onions on top.Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe Step 2
  2. Bake pizza 6 to 10 minutes until cheese has melted and starts to bubble. Scatter remaining sliced green onions on top. Then, serve

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56 comments… Leave a Comment

  • Bakeaholic January 18, 2013, 12:44 pm

    Yum!! I love buffalo chicken dip so this pizza looks delicious. I was looking for something to make for a super bowl party and I think this would be a big hit!

    Thanks

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  • Bev @ Bev Cooks January 18, 2013, 1:42 pm

    Kiiiiiiiiiiiillin’ me!

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  • Tricia January 19, 2013, 9:51 am

    Bet this would be good with BBQ sauce, too.

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  • Lori @ RecipeGirl January 19, 2013, 2:42 pm

    I’m dying over here. These look wayyyyyyy good.

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  • Tania Shipman January 20, 2013, 2:43 am

    These look so easy to make. Thanks for the great recipe. I agree with Tricia, I would try it with BBQ sauce

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  • Kate January 21, 2013, 10:57 am

    This looks awesome! I think it would be amazing with cauliflower pizza crust, too! Can’t wait to try it!

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  • annette karkau January 25, 2013, 9:53 pm

    Everything looks amazing

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  • Cara January 28, 2013, 7:03 pm

    I wish I would have seen the comments before I made this (it’s in the oven now :) ) BBQ sauce sounds amazing, can’t wait to dig in!!

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  • Jill January 31, 2013, 5:06 pm

    The 1 cup of sauce in this recipe is waaaaaaayyyy too much! I made it for the first time and it was a saucy disaster, and the cheese wouldn’t even stay on. I think if you cut it down to 1/2 of sauce it would give flavor and the right amount of sauciness…but overall this is a nummy recipe!

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  • Betsy February 5, 2013, 2:41 pm

    I made this for the Super Bowl the other day and it was a hit! There was none left. I was a little bummed that it went so fast that I made another one the next day! The second time I made it I only had about 2/3 a cup left of buffalo sauce and my husband said it wasn’t as spicy. Which means that he liked it better because it was more gentle on his tummy.
    I would love to give this a whirl with BBQ sauce as well. I think Munster cheese would be great with the cheddar instead of mozzarella.

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  • Lindsey April 5, 2013, 3:20 pm

    Would you recommend pre baking the dough even if it’s homemade dough? Thanks!

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    • Adam April 15, 2013, 11:12 pm

      Yes, we would recommend that you pre-bake the dough because the buffalo sauce is quite wet.

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      • Lindsey May 4, 2013, 4:43 pm

        Thanks! I’m making this recipe tonight for the second night. My fiancé and I LOVE it.

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  • Jenny Ferguson June 7, 2013, 6:18 pm

    Made this tonight and it was wayyyyy spicy. Any tips on toning it down? Loved the flavors!

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    • Joanne June 10, 2013, 10:10 am

      Next time, look for mild buffalo sauce. Also, you could serve with a little sour cream on the side.

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  • Phô mai que July 2, 2013, 6:12 am

    Wow, your pizza looks so yummy! I would have to try this recipe soon. Thanks a lot!

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  • Randa July 4, 2013, 4:29 am

    Oh this is heaven! I am so hungry now!! Thank you for sharing your recipes, love your site!

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  • Bonnie July 6, 2013, 1:42 pm

    Recipe calls for 1/2. Onions on pizza, so ok WHERE does the other half go???

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    • Adam July 6, 2013, 5:46 pm

      Sorry about that — the recipe was incorrect. We like to add half of the onions before baking then just before serving, we scatter the remaining half on top. The recipe is fixed now.

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  • Tina July 28, 2013, 7:48 pm

    I would like to try this .. Could you use hot sauce instead of the buffalo sauce?

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    • Joanne July 31, 2013, 12:22 pm

      Sure. Hot sauce is thinner and less “creamy” than buffalo sauce. It also might be a bit spicier. So, if you go with just hot sauce, the pizza will be a little drier (not in a bad way).

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  • Sabrina S July 31, 2013, 6:57 am

    What are the nutritional break down for this recipe, meaning calories, protein, fat, etc?

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    • Joanne July 31, 2013, 11:49 am

      Hi Sabrina, At the moment we do not provide nutrition info for our recipes on the site. As an alternative, we suggest that you take a look at the following link. There, you can copy our recipe and paste it to get full nutritional info. Hope that helps! Here’s the link: http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php

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  • chantel192005 August 2, 2013, 3:29 pm

    I’m confused bout the chicken. Do u use the fully cooked chicken strips then you shredded?

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    • Joanne August 8, 2013, 1:04 pm

      Yes, the chicken is cooked then shredded.

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  • Sheri August 23, 2013, 8:44 pm

    Ok, I love spicy food but this was way to spicy for us! I used wing sauce like the recipe said. I will for sure make it again but I am going to use BBQ sauce.

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    • Adam August 27, 2013, 4:06 pm

      Sorry this was too spicy. BBQ sauce would be delicious. Another option would be to look for mild wing sauce.

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  • Misty September 25, 2013, 9:41 am

    Waaay to spicy for us! Even for my husband who loves spicy foods. Next time I make it I’m going to use a blue cheese dressing base for the sauce and just drizzle the hot sauce over the chicken. But overall good idea/ recipe

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    • Joanne September 25, 2013, 10:44 am

      Great idea to switch the sauces. Hope you enjoy it next time :)

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  • karyl October 17, 2013, 11:10 am

    When I first saw the picture I thought it was made on french bread. I think I am going to give that a try. I bet it will be great on crusty bread also.

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    • Joanne October 17, 2013, 12:12 pm

      That would be delicious.

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  • Jenna October 17, 2013, 7:18 pm

    Going to make this tomorrow and was curious how everyone cooked their chicken breast? Thanks!

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    • Joanne October 18, 2013, 2:23 pm

      Hi Jenna — We usually roast in the oven, but you can also cook in a frying pan with in a little olive oil.

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  • val October 20, 2013, 5:22 pm

    I am going to make this right now!! I make chicken wing dip all the time, so I think I am going to add a little blue cheese to the mix. Has anybody ever tried to spread a little cream cheese on the partially baked crust before adding the chicken topping? I also use that in my dip recipe as well!

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    • Joanne October 21, 2013, 9:10 am

      What a great idea! Let us know how it goes if you try it :)

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  • Karen November 3, 2013, 7:24 pm

    Made this for my 4 year old grandsons. Although, individually, they love the ingredients, they hated this.

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    • Joanne November 4, 2013, 10:44 am

      Bummer. Sorry they didn’t enjoy it. Maybe switching for barbecue sauce would be better next time? Other commenters have had success with that.

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  • Brianna Starr November 18, 2013, 2:00 am

    This looks so good! My stomach is rumbling and practically begging me to go to the store and pick up the ingredients to make this.

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  • Mary December 9, 2013, 8:40 pm

    I made this tonight and followed the advice and only used 1/2 c buffalo sauce. It was perfect!

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  • Lucille December 12, 2013, 9:41 am

    Wondering if I could use canned chicken breast for the shredded chicken?

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    • Adam December 12, 2013, 3:03 pm

      Sure, that would work fine.

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  • Melissa January 4, 2014, 1:03 pm

    I’ve used both canned chicken and shredded rotisserie chicken and it turns out well either way. I found this recipe a few months ago and have made it more than once, with it being a hit every time. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

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    • Joanne January 7, 2014, 11:27 am

      That’s great Melissa. Thanks for letting us know :)

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  • Debby January 4, 2014, 6:39 pm

    I just made this for my family, ages 4 to 35 years old, and we loved it! I did make homemade dough and dipped the pizza in ranch for the young ones. Thanks for the delicious recipe!

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  • Cait February 2, 2014, 1:39 pm

    I wonder if this dish would be good even once it’s cooled?

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    • Joanne February 4, 2014, 11:07 am

      Probably. Although that depends if you like cold pizza :) I do, but Adam really isn’t a fan.

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  • Sherri Hill February 20, 2014, 4:39 pm

    Wow I just found your web sight. You two are amazing. Thank-You for sharing all your wonderful recipes with us all. What a great sight. Thanks again.Sherri

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    • Adam February 26, 2014, 1:21 pm

      Thanks so much! Love that you found us :)

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  • Angela March 4, 2014, 10:02 pm

    This is on regular rotation at my house! It’s fabulous with gorgonzala crumbles. If we don’t have any on hand, I add just a couple tablespoons of lite bleu cheese dressing to the base. So glad you shared this recipe!

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    • Joanne March 17, 2014, 5:00 pm

      We’re glad you enjoy it!

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  • Jasmine March 22, 2014, 3:52 pm

    I just wanted to say that I found this recipe on Pinterest, and OMG it is amazing. I first made it for Superbowl, but it has since become a staple in our house and I’ve told several people about it!

    Thank you!!

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    • Joanne March 24, 2014, 9:48 am

      Nice! So glad you found us.

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  • Genevia May 14, 2014, 8:40 am

    Wasn’t a big fan, we thought it tasted more like a “buffalo cheese” pizza, it lacked any chicken flavor. When we try it again I will:
    1. Add a thin layer of ranch dressing to crust before adding toppings. Maybe some dry ranch seasoning on the crust.
    2. Use chunks of chicken instead of shredded chicken. I think shredding the chicken took away from the chicken flavor.
    3. Cut back on so much cheese (maybe 3/4c each)….made it too greasy tasting to us.

    *used recommended product

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    • Joanne May 16, 2014, 11:25 am

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and tips for next time!

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  • Brad May 25, 2014, 11:14 am

    If you REALLY wanna turn it into a “passion killer” along with all the green onions, add crumbled blue cheese! There’s lots of room to experiment, so add what you want. I also mix the sauce (all of it) with a shredded rotisserie chicken I buy in the deli of the grocery store, wrap it up, and let it sit overnight in the fridge so the chicken has time to soak up all the flavor of the sauce. Love this pizza! Every time I take it to a party it’s gone in 30 seconds haha :)

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  • Anne September 13, 2014, 12:30 am

    I definitely will try this recipe. I wanted to share something yummy with you. I like to mix shredded chicken with buffalo sauce and some shredded Parmesan. Then roll it up egg roll style in egg roll wrappers and deep fry. My husband likes to dip them in ranch dressing.

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