Thanks to store-bought (or homemade) pizza dough, you can make this easy buffalo chicken pizza with shredded chicken tossed in buffalo wing sauce and cheddar cheese. Jump to the Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks Recipe or read on to see our tips for making them.
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How to Make Crazy Good Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks
This buffalo chicken pizza is so incredibly easy. You can use homemade pizza dough or buy pre-made dough from the store.
For the buffalo chicken, we toss shredded cooked chicken with a whole cup of store-bought buffalo wing sauce. You can make our tender and flavorful shredded chicken recipe or buy a store-bought rotisserie chicken and shred that.
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 Buffalo Chicken Hot Wings Recipe.
We spread the chicken on top of partially cooked pizza dough and finish with lots of cheese. Then we slide the buffalo chicken pizza into a hot oven and bake until the crust is crisp and the cheese is melted.
This pizza is a crowd pleaser. If you are serving a crowd, try cutting the pizza into pizza sticks.
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: This Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip is another good excuse to indulge in buffalo chicken — it is easy, creamy, and ridiculously cheesy!
Recipe updated, originally posted January 2013. Since posting this in 2013, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks 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. You can find buffalo wing sauce sold next to hot sauces – it looks a little creamier than regular hot sauce. You can also make your own. If you are not a fan, substitute your favorite barbecue sauce.
You Will Need
1 (13.8 ounce) roll Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust or 12 ounces refrigerated pizza dough
3/4 cup buffalo wing sauce (look for “wing sauce” not “hot sauce”)
2 cups shredded cooked chicken, see our tender shredded chicken recipe
4 ounces cheddar cheese, coarsely grated (about 1 cup)
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, coarsely grated (about 1 cup)
2 green onions, thinly sliced
- Prepare Crust
- Make Buffalo Chicken
- To Finish
Heat oven to 400 degrees F . Spray a baking sheet (with sides) with nonstick cooking spray.
Form pizza dough into a 15-inch by 10-inch rectangle (this doesn’t have to be exact, just close). Place dough onto the baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes.
While the pizza crust bakes, add buffalo wing sauce and shredded chicken to a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Spread the buffalo chicken over the pre-baked pizza crust then scatter the cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese and half of the sliced green onions on top.
Bake the pizza 6 to 10 minutes until cheese has melted and starts to bubble. Scatter remaining sliced green onions on top. Then serve cut into pizza sticks.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- Recipe update: After some of our readers have made this recipe and commented about their experience, there seems to be a significant range in how spicy store-bought buffalo wing sauce is. If you are sensitive to spicy foods, look for sauce labeled “mild.”