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 buffalo wing sauce. You can make our tender and flavorful shredded chicken recipe or buy a store-bought rotisserie chicken and shred that.

Three Ingredient Buffalo Wing Sauce RecipeBuffalo wing sauce is sold next to the hot sauces and are a little creamier than regular hot sauce. You can make your own, too. Here’s our easy Three Ingredient Buffalo Wing Sauce 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.

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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 12 pizza sticks, 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, see our homemade buffalo sauce recipe

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 16 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.”
  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values.

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

Nutrition Per Serving: Serving Size 3 pizza sticks / Calories 542 / Protein 28 g / Carbohydrate 38 g / Dietary Fiber 2 g / Total Sugars 6 g / Total Fat 32 g / Saturated Fat 18 g / Cholesterol 138 mg
AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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64 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Cait February 2, 2014, 1:39 pm

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

    • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

    • Joanne January 7, 2014, 11:27 am

      That’s great Melissa. Thanks for letting us know 🙂

  • Lucille December 12, 2013, 9:41 am

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

    • Adam December 12, 2013, 3:03 pm

      Sure, that would work fine.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Karen November 3, 2013, 7:24 pm

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

    • 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.

  • 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!

    • Joanne October 21, 2013, 9:10 am

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

    • Lori May 17, 2016, 11:04 am

      I see this comment was from 3 years ago, but I DID happen use cream cheese and it was delicious! I think the reason I used it was because I did not have buffalo sauce so I used Tabasco Chipotle Sauce and was afraid it would be too spicy so I added cream cheese to help cool it down. It was very good!!

  • Jenna October 17, 2013, 7:18 pm

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

    • 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.

  • 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.

    • Joanne October 17, 2013, 12:12 pm

      That would be delicious.

  • 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

    • Joanne September 25, 2013, 10:44 am

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

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • chantel192005 August 2, 2013, 3:29 pm

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

    • Joanne August 8, 2013, 1:04 pm

      Yes, the chicken is cooked then shredded.

  • Sabrina S July 31, 2013, 6:57 am

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

    • 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 CalorieCount.com. There, you can copy our recipe and paste it to get full nutritional info. Hope that helps!

  • Tina July 28, 2013, 7:48 pm

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

    • 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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