This blog was created as a labor of love. I had a desire to learn more about how to cook and was looking for people who shared a passion for food and cooking. I have found so many people out there doing so many great things. It has exceeded what I thought existed and has offered to me so many helpful would-be chefs with so many good ideas.
The fun thing about making pizzas at home, if you make the pies small enough, is you have room to try other flavors. Being a big fan of chicken wings, making a Buffalo Chicken pizza was a must try. I actually decided on this one while shopping. I was walking down an aisle and saw a bottle of wing sauce. Check! Add a quick stop at Trader Joes for the dough. Check! Now that made this easy.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza:
- Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a medium hot skillet
- Add diced chicken and cook for 10 minutes browning all sides of the meat
- Turn heat to low and add buffalo chicken sauce and simmer for 20 minutes
- Roll out pizza dough on a flour surfaced and add enough flour to take out most of the moisture. (Our family likes crisp crust so I made two servings out of the prepared dough.)
- In a sauce pan, add 1 - 15 & 1/2 oz can of tomato sauce, 1 - 8 oz can of tomato paste, 2 cloves of garlic minced, 1 tsp each salt and pepper and a pinch of sugar. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 10 minutes
Assembling the Pizza:
- Before assembly process starts, put a piece of parchment paper on a pizza board and dust with corn meal (You will actually cook on the parchment paper making an easy slide off the board on to your pizza stone and the corn meal will make it easy for the pizza to slide off on to your cutting board)
- Spread sauce on the dough almost to edges (don't overdo the sauce)
- Generously spread shredded mozzarella over the dough almost to the edge
- Scoop out the chicken pieces with sauce and spread over pizza
- Spread a generous amount of blue cheese over the pizza
- Place into a 450 degree oven on a pizza stone (place the rack on a middle shelf) and cook for 8 - 10 minutes