We made Buffalo Chicken Pizza on the weekend, and oh my goodness – it was delicious. The dough for this pizza was made from scratch. It took longer to make, but the time and extra effort was totally worth it. I will post the recipe for the dough some other time. This post is about all the toppings I used to make this beautiful pizza.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
- pizza dough
- 1 chicken breast
- 1/3 cup buffalo sauce
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach
- 1 tbsp pizza base sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
- 1/4 fresh mozzarella
- Add the pizza sauce to the base and evenly spread out.
- Add the buffalo chicken. It's ok if there is extra sauce, just add it to the pizza.
- Sprinkle with the shredded cheese and add the fresh spinach.
- Place the fresh mozzarella on top of the pizza in slices.
- Cook in a very hot oven for about 10 - 15 minutes
- Once out of the oven, drizzle some ranch on top of the pizza.
Making the dough:
As I said previously, we made this dough from scratch. We made this pizza dough with some mother dough and active dry yeast. What is mother dough? Mother dough, also known as bread starter or pre-ferment, is the basis of bread. Mother dough is normally used when making sour-dough. The dough itself was fairly easy to make, it was a bit time consuming though, as you have to let the dough rest. The best thing about making pizza at home? Everyone trying their hardest to make the perfect base. I was unable to make a circular base, mine had more of a circle/rectangle shape, though it doesn’t matter – it still tasted damn delicious. My preference for my pizza base is to keep it on the thinner side, so I was lifting and stretching. I even tried to do a pizza flip like the experts (didn’t really work) until I had the thickness I wanted. Though, in the end I strayed from the perfect circle pizza I had in my mind.
While I was waiting for the dough to rest, I pre-cooked my chicken for the Buffalo Chicken Pizza. How I made the chicken? I simply pan-cooked some butterflied chicken breast. Once cooked, I thinly sliced it and added my buffalo sauce.
On my circular rectangle pizza, I add a thin layer of pizza sauce, my buffalo chicken, some shredded mozzarella, some fresh baby spinach and some fresh mozzarella. Cook the pizza in a pre-heated oven set to 250c fan-forced. We wanted the oven as hot as possible when cooking the pizza. We cooked it for about 10 – 15 minutes. Once we took it out of the oven, the cheese was bubbling, it was hard to resist. Waiting for the pizza to cool down was far too hard.
If you like blue-cheese sauce, you could drizzle some blue cheese sauce onto the pizza instead of ranch dressing. I’m not a fan of blue cheese, so I opted for the ranch. My mouth is drooling, just thinking about it. 🤭🤭
We made out pizza dough using the following recipe: https://www.theperfectloaf.com/sourdough-pizza-dough-and-recipes/