If you are looking for an epic recipe for Buffalo Chicken Pizza, well you have to come to the right place. Because we can all agree pizza is great, but let’s just take the time to appreciate the amazing flavor combination that is buffalo sauce, blue cheese and chicken.
In my mind this is the trifecta of flavors- salty and spicy buffalo sauce base, creamy and tart blue cheese and crispy grilled chicken. They come together for a symphony of flavors that can only be described as delicious! To make this buffalo chicken pizza recipe, you want to start with the highest quality ingredients. For mine I made my Florida Orange Buffalo Sauce, and topped it with organic blue cheese and organic grilled chicken. Quality matters!
If you are looking for Pizza Inspiration, I’ve got you covered with other popular grilled pizza recipes:
- Cedar Plank Pizzas
- BBQ Chicken Pizza
- Margherita Pizza Recipe
- Gluten Free Cast Iron Pan Pizza
- Vidalia Onion, Goat Cheese and Arugula Flat Bread Pizzas
Should You Grill or Bake Your Pizza in the Oven?
I’ve grilled a lot of pizza in my day. Because let’s face it, making a pizza on a charcoal grill is a close as you can get to having an actual wood fired pizza oven that really delivers the amazing grilled pizza flavor that is permeated with smoke that you just can’t get in an oven or even gas grill.
In fact, it was on the “Today Show” where I grilled pizza at Rockefeller Plaza that I made my grilled pizza debut back in 2014. So, if you are looking for a grilled pizza tutorial, then you will want to check out my How to Grill Pizza on Any Kind of Grill tutorial.
If you don’t have a grill to do this pizza on the grill, you can still add smoke flavor with the addition of something called a smoking gun where you could infuse the pizza with smoke flavor at the end. This is purely optional of course but will give it that kiss of smoke that mimics the wood-fired pizza experience. If you want to grill the pizza on a gas grill, you can also use something called a smoker tube to add smoke flavor.
I was testing out the new pizza oven made by MasterPRO that is essentially like a mini outdoor pizza oven. It was gas powered so didn’t offer the smoky flavor but I had fun playing with it and see it as a fun gadget for tailgating or impromptu pizza parties. You can see the MasterPRO pizza oven in action here.
Many people have also had a lot of fun making pizza on their pellet smokers because they are essentially like wood powered outdoor ovens. So, you get the best of both worlds. I shared how to make Pizza in a Pellet Smoker in my How to Make Pizza in your Green Mountain Grill Pizza Oven post.
Pizza Dough: Store Bought or Homemade?
Let’s be honest, nothing will ever be the same as homemade pizza dough, but not everyone has the time to make their own dough. It’s a process. However, if you really want to control the ingredients and make sure it is junk free, then homemade pizza dough is the way to go. If you are looking for a standard, fail proof pizza dough recipe made with standard all purpose flour, my Grilled Margherita Pizza Recipe has a good pizza dough recipe.
Pizza Dough for Gluten Intolerant People
I have trouble digesting wheat for the most part. So even though I love pizza in all shapes and sizes, it does not love me back. Which is why I decided to try Einkorn Flour for my pizza dough. I’ve tried gluten-free flours made of rice and tapioco flour and it never bakes the same as regular flour. I’ve also discovered in my research on glyphosate that is it often the gluten-free products that have the highest levels of glyphosate! UGH!
What is Einkorn Flour and Why Have I Not Heard of it Before?
I recently discovered Einkorn flour and was amazed that with all the “gluten intolerant and gluten free” craze that it is not being discussed more often!
Einkorn Flour is essentially the worlds oldest wheat. Unlike modern wheat, it has not been hybridized. From the Jovial website (they are the company responsible for bringing back Einkorn flour and it is 100% organic!):
“Made from nature’s original wheat, einkorn has remained untouched by modern hybridization and large-scale agriculture for 12,000 years. Einkorn is fast becoming the wheat of choice for the gluten sensitive due to its very weak gluten”.
It is higher in protein, B vitamins, carotenoids, and essential & trace minerals while also being Lower in starch and carbohydrates. Keep in mind that it still contains gluten, but a much weaker gluten than modern wheat. So, it is not suitable for those with Celiac disease as it still has gluten, but is much easier to digest than modern wheat while also being much more nutritious! After cutting out gluten for a long time, I have to say this is music to my ears.
After making this Einkorn Pizza Dough from scratch, I have to say this was the best pizza dough I have ever made. And I have made a LOOOOOOT of pizza dough in my life. And after eating this pizza, I was able to easily digest it without being super bloated like I normally am after eating regular wheat.
So, in summary, if you don’t tolerate wheat very well or want a more nutritious alternative without sacrificing flavor, then Einkorn is the flour for you. It makes delicious pizza dough, breads and all the things!
Buffalo Sauce: Try this Florida Orange Version and You Won’t Be Sorry!
Traditional buffalo sauce is simply Frank’s Red combined with butter. If you’ve tried my Florida Orange Wings you know that Buffalo Sauce is better with the addition of my Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub. It adds notes of honey to the buffalo sauce which also cuts the heat of the buffalo sauce, while adding in a touch of citrus. Trust me when I tell you it is a game changer. You can use code WINGS for $1 off your bottle of Sunshine State of Mind.
Now, let’s make this recipe for Buffalo Chicken Pizza! Don’t forget to tag me if you make this recipe on the gram! Also, are you following me? Because you’ll see stuff there that often doesn’t make it to the blog.Print
This recipe for Buffalo Chicken Pizza is a fun spin on traditional pizza and the perfect pairing of buffalo sauce, blue cheese and grilled chicken.
Einkorn Pizza Dough Recipe (this is from the back of the Jovial Einkorn Flour package)
- 1 1/4 cup warm water
- 1 tsp. dry active yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 5 cups all purpose Einkorn Flour, plus more for dusting
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 3 tbsp (organic) extra virgin oil
Buffalo Chicken Pizza Toppings
- 1 cup Buffalo Sauce (butter, Franks Red Hot, Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub – full recipe below)
- 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1 cup diced grilled chicken
FLORIDA ORANGE BUFFALO SAUCE RECIPE
- 1 stick butter
- 1/3 cup Frank's RedHot
- 3 heaping tbsp Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub
- In a large bow, mix together the water, yeast, sugar, and 1 cup (120 g) of the flour. Let stand for 15 minutes.
- Add the remaining 4 cups (480 g) of flour and the salt and mix together as much as you can with a silf spatula or with a dough attachment on a food processor. Add the oil and begin kneading the dough in the bowl until it holds together.
- Lightly flour a work surface. Turn out the dough and knead for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Place the dough back in the bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let rest for 2 hours at room temperature.
- While the dough is proofing, grill your chicken until it reaches an internal temp of 165 internal temp as measured by an instant read thermometer. Make your sauce by combining butter, Frank's RedHot, and Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub. Set aside until time to make pizzas.
- Lightly grease a baking sheet with oil. Divide the dough into 4 pieces. Roll each piece into a tight ball and place on the prepared baking sheet. Cover the dough with lightly oiled plastic wrap. Let rest for 15 minutes.
- Place 2 baking sheets in the oven. Preheat the oven to 500°F for 30 minutes.
- Heavily dust a piece of parchment paper with flour and use your hands to gently stretch out each piece of dough into an 8″ round. Slide the dough onto the preheated baking sheet.
- Add toppings. Bake the pizzas for 10 to 12 minutes until the edges are dark brown and the cheese just
begins to brown. Serve the pizzas immediately, hot out of the oven.
Note: If you are using a pizza stone, preheat it at 500°F for 60 minutes while the dough proofs and use a floured pizza peel to transfer the pizza to the stone.
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- Prep Time: 3 hours`
- Cook Time: 12 minutes
- Category: Pizza, Grilled Pizza, Einkhorn Flour Pizza
- Method: Bake
Keywords: Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Pizza