Home Page > > Recipes > Appetizer Recipes > Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks

Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks

by on January 18, 2013 · 73 comments

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks

- Sponsored Post -

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?

Pizza SticksDid you like our Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks? If so, we bet you’ll get a kick out of these:

4.3 from 10 reviews
Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
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.
Created By:
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
Print This Recipe Save This Recipe Comment / Review

About the Author

Adam

I'm Adam Gallagher and alongside my wife, Joanne, I photograph and share favorite recipes from our kitchen. Sharing our recipes began as a hobby, turned into a dream and now has become our business. I just love that.

Still Hungry? Sign up for Our Free Weekly Newsletter

Enter your email address to join our free weekly newsletter to receive hand-picked recipes, giveaways and inspiration in your inbox:

Follow us on Facebook or Google Plus for Daily Inspiration

73 Comments

1 Bakeaholic January 18, 2013 at 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

Reply

2 Bev @ Bev Cooks January 18, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Kiiiiiiiiiiiillin’ me!

Reply

3 Tricia January 19, 2013 at 9:51 am

Bet this would be good with BBQ sauce, too.

Reply

4 Lori @ RecipeGirl January 19, 2013 at 2:42 pm

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

Reply

5 Tania Shipman January 20, 2013 at 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

Reply

6 Kate January 21, 2013 at 10:57 am

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

Reply

7 annette karkau January 25, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Everything looks amazing

Reply

8 Cara January 28, 2013 at 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!!

Reply

9 Jill January 31, 2013 at 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!

Reply

10 Betsy February 5, 2013 at 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.

Reply

11 Lindsey April 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm

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

Reply

12 Adam April 15, 2013 at 11:12 pm

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

Reply

13 Lindsey May 4, 2013 at 4:43 pm

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

Reply

14 Jenny Ferguson June 7, 2013 at 6:18 pm

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

Reply

15 Joanne June 10, 2013 at 10:10 am

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

Reply

16 Phô mai que July 2, 2013 at 6:12 am

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

Reply

17 Randa July 4, 2013 at 4:29 am

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

Reply

18 Bonnie July 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm

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

Reply

19 Adam July 6, 2013 at 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.

Reply

20 Tina July 28, 2013 at 7:48 pm

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

Reply

21 Joanne July 31, 2013 at 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).

Reply

22 Sabrina S July 31, 2013 at 6:57 am

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

Reply

23 Joanne July 31, 2013 at 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

Reply

24 chantel192005 August 2, 2013 at 3:29 pm

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

Reply

25 Joanne August 8, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Yes, the chicken is cooked then shredded.

Reply

26 Sheri August 23, 2013 at 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.

Reply

27 Adam August 27, 2013 at 4:06 pm

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

Reply

28 Misty September 25, 2013 at 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

Reply

29 Joanne September 25, 2013 at 10:44 am

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

Reply

30 karyl October 17, 2013 at 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.

Reply

31 Joanne October 17, 2013 at 12:12 pm

That would be delicious.

Reply

32 Jenna October 17, 2013 at 7:18 pm

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

Reply

33 Joanne October 18, 2013 at 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.

Reply

34 val October 20, 2013 at 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!

Reply

35 Joanne October 21, 2013 at 9:10 am

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

Reply

36 Karen November 3, 2013 at 7:24 pm

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

Reply

37 Joanne November 4, 2013 at 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.

Reply

38 Brianna Starr November 18, 2013 at 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.

Reply

39 Mary December 9, 2013 at 8:40 pm

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

Reply

40 Lucille December 12, 2013 at 9:41 am

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

Reply

41 Adam December 12, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Sure, that would work fine.

Reply

42 Melissa January 4, 2014 at 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!

Reply

43 Joanne January 7, 2014 at 11:27 am

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

Reply

44 Debby January 4, 2014 at 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!

Reply

45 Cait February 2, 2014 at 1:39 pm

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

Reply

46 Joanne February 4, 2014 at 11:07 am

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

Reply

47 Sherri Hill February 20, 2014 at 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

Reply

48 Adam February 26, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Thanks so much! Love that you found us :)

Reply

49 Angela March 4, 2014 at 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!

Reply

50 Joanne March 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm

We’re glad you enjoy it!

Reply

51 Jasmine March 22, 2014 at 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!!

Reply

52 Joanne March 24, 2014 at 9:48 am

Nice! So glad you found us.

Reply

53 Genevia May 14, 2014 at 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

Reply

54 Joanne May 16, 2014 at 11:25 am

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and tips for next time!

Reply

55 Brad May 25, 2014 at 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 :)

Reply

Leave a Comment or Review

Did you make it? How was it?:  

Previous post:

Next post: