Homemade Buffalo Chicken Pizza | Pizza Dough Recipe
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4 servings
For Pizza Dough (Makes 1 10-inch Pizza):
  • Granulated sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Active dry yeast – 1 tsp
  • Warm water – ¾ cup (about 100-115 F, not boiling water)
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Extra-virgin olive oil – 2 tbsp
  • All-purpose flour – 2 cups + little extra for dusting
For Buffalo Chicken Pizza:
  • Chicken breast – 2, boneless and skinless
  • Unsalted butter – 50 gms
  • Hot sauce – 100 ml / ½ cup
  • Pizza sauce / Buffalo sauce – ½ cup
  • Grated mozzarella cheese – 200 gms / 1 cup
  • Red pepper flakes and fresh basil leaves for garnish
Pizza Dough:
  1. Take a large bowl and add the sugar to it. Pour warm water on top and sprinkle the active dry yeast. Make sure the water is not boiling but just warm as boiling water will kill the yeast.
  2. Let the yeast sit for 5 minutes and become frothy. Then add salt and olive oil. Give it a stir.
  3. Next add the flour and using the spatula start mixing everything together. Once the flour comes together, knead it using hands for good 10 minutes. The dough should turn smooth at the end of kneading.
  4. Drizzle some olive oil on the bowl and place the dough in it making sure that oil coats the dough on all sides.
  5. Cover the bowl with a cling film and let the dough rest in a warm place for 90 minutes. I keep my dough inside the microwave (it is not on of course) as it is quite warmer than room temperature.
  6. After about 90 minutes, the dough must be doubled in size. Oil a pizza pan generously and place the dough on it. Dredge the dough with flour on all sides.
  7. Preheat your oven at 450 F / 230 C and place the wire rack at lower most level.
  8. Using your both hands or a rolling pin, roll the dough out to a 10-inch circle. (Watch the video for demo.)
  9. Your pizza dough is done! Load it up with your favorite toppings, mozzarella cheese and bake it in the preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes. If you like more crispy pizza, add additional 2 minutes.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza:
  1. Wash and pat dry the chicken breasts. Cut each chicken breast into small cubes.
  2. Heat the butter in a non-stick skillet. Once the butter melts, add the chicken cubes. Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Sauté the chicken in butter for 8 to 10 minutes on medium heat until they are completely cooked.
  4. Once chicken is complete cooked, add the hot sauce and keep stirring the chicken. Initially it may seem way too saucy, but eventually the sauce will all be soaked up by the chicken giving you a super-glossy Buffalo chicken! Take the chicken out and set aside.
  5. Roll the pizza dough on the pizza pan as instructed above. Spread pizza sauce or Buffalo sauce on it.
  6. Sprinkle half of the grated mozzarella all over the pizza base uniformly.
  7. Spread the Buffalo chicken cubes uniformly all over the pizza base. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella on top. Plus, optionally, you can drizzle couple of tablespoons of olive oil on top of the cheese.
  8. Bake the Buffalo chicken pizza in the preheated oven at 450 F / 230 C for 15-18 minutes (add couple of minutes extra if you want a crispier pizza).
  9. Sprinkle red chili flakes and fresh basil leaves on the freshly baked pizza, cut 8 slices out of it and enjoy your homemade Buffalo chicken pizza!
Recipe by Flavor Quotient at https://www.flavorquotient.com/2017/11/homemade-buffalo-chicken-pizza-dough-recipe/