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

– This Recipe is Sponsored by Pillsbury –

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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61 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Bonnie July 6, 2013, 1:42 pm

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

    • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

    • 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.

  • Lindsey April 5, 2013, 3:20 pm

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

    • Adam April 15, 2013, 11:12 pm

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

      • Lindsey May 4, 2013, 4:43 pm

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!!

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

    Everything looks amazing

  • 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!

  • 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

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

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

  • Tricia January 19, 2013, 9:51 am

    Bet this would be good with BBQ sauce, too.

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

    Kiiiiiiiiiiiillin’ me!

  • 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!



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