Thursday, March 7, 2013

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Oh wow 2 buffalo chicken posts in a row...shocker! But really not at all. I bought a Pillsbury multi-grain pizza crust the other day and decided to put it to good use. Lots of Frank's red hot, lots of cheese, lots of onions. How could you go wrong? Simple. You can't.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza
look at all that cheesy goodness...even though I am horrible at photographing food

Ingredients (serves 6):
1 container of Pillsbury mutli-grain pizza dough
1 boneless skinless chicken breast (cut lengthwise for faster cooking)
1 cup of Frank's red hot wing sauce
1 large white onion, diced
1 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar or jack cheese (or pepper jack)
2 Tbl oil, separated
1 Tbl garlic powder

Open the container of dough (even though it can be terrifying) and roll to your desired shape. Don't forget to flour your surface and your rolling pin! I made mine into two separate rectangular pizzas so they would fit on the cookie sheets. Spread 1 Tbl oil and the garlic powder all over the uncooked crust. Cook the dough according to the directions on the can (on a greased cookie sheet at 400º for 8 minutes I believe). 

Heat a large skillet with 1/2 Tbl of oil (or butter) on medium heat. Cook the unions until they are translucent and a little bit golden brown if you like. When the onions are done, add the other 1/2 Tbl of oil and cook your seasoned chicken (just salt and pepper). When the chicken is done, shred it with two forks into bite sized pieces. Add the chicken back into the skillet and add 1/2 cup of the Frank's. It is now time to assemble!

This is the order the toppings go in: 
Hot sauce (the remaining 1 cup)
Half of the cheese
Remaining cheese

You can put blue cheese or ranch under the hot sauce layer but I didn't have any ranch on hand. I also don't like crust, so my pizza was covered all the way to the edge! Cook the pizza at 400º for about 15 minutes or until you get impatient and want to eat it. 

Enjoy :)

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 348 per serving
Total Fat: 9.6g
Cholesterol: 26mg
Sodium: 1,882mg
Carbohydrates: 4.4g
Fiber: 0.4g
Sugars: 1.1g
Protein: 14.7g