Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks Recipe

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.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks Recipe

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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.

How to Make Crazy Good Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks

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.

Adding the buffalo chicken to the pizza

This pizza is a crowd pleaser. If you are serving a crowd, try cutting the pizza into pizza sticks.

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip RecipeYOU 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

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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.

Makes approximately 6 servings

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
  • 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.

    • Make Buffalo Chicken
    • 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.

      • To Finish
      • 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.Chicken Pizza Recipe Step 2

        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.”

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Find us: @inspiredtaste

AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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60 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Jeremy September 12, 2015, 6:52 pm

    Great recipe! I had to use BBQ Rib Sauce instead though because in Australia, it’s hard to find Buffalo Sauce. Is there a better alternative that is available?

    • Joanne September 15, 2015, 10:40 am

      Hi Jeremy, Check out our hot wings recipe. We share a DIY buffalo sauce there — you can use that in place of store-bought buffalo sauce.

  • Tivadoc October 31, 2014, 3:57 pm

    Great tip for shredding chicken/cooked meat. Put in your stand mixer with the regular “paddle” attachment and turn up the power slowly until it’s strong enough to shred the chicken, without redecorating the ceiling with meat!

  • 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.

  • 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 🙂

  • 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

    • Joanne May 16, 2014, 11:25 am

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and tips for next time!

  • 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!!

    • Joanne March 24, 2014, 9:48 am

      Nice! So glad you found us.

  • 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!

    • Joanne March 17, 2014, 5:00 pm

      We’re glad you enjoy it!

  • 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

    • Adam February 26, 2014, 1:21 pm

      Thanks so much! Love that you found us 🙂


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