I am so excited today! About this pizza, but also because…
Today I am going to Montreal for the Food Bloggers of Canada Conference!!!
In its third year, I’ve always wanted to go, but the last two were in Vancouver and unfortunately that was just too far for me. But Montreal is just a short drive away, so it’s perfect!
I cannot wait to meet food bloggers from across the country and to learn from them. It’s going to be an awesome weekend. You can follow along using hashtag #FBC2015.
On to today’s recipe – Buffalo Chicken Pizza! I’m actually shocked I haven’t blogged about this before. I’ve made it several times, and I switch things up pretty often (sometimes I use a pre-bought crust, sometimes I use blue cheese dressing instead of ranch) but the point it this: buffalo sauce, chicken and lots and lots of CHEESE.
I love the addition of cilantro, because it offsets the heat from the buffalo sauce. I could gobble up many, many pieces of this pizza… more than I’d care to share!
This is perfect Friday or Football food (or Blue Jays-watching food?). LOVE it, and you will too!
Chop the chicken into cubes. Season with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a big frying pan and cook the chicken pieces until golden brown. Add 1/4 cup of buffalo sauce and stir. Set aside.
Shape your pizza dough and spread the ranch dressing over top as sauce. Swirl on the remaining 1/2 cup of buffalo sauce with the back of a big spoon. Sprinkle with half the grated cheese. Evenly distribute the chicken mixture over top. Cover with the remaining cheese and blue cheese. Bake at high heat (I normally do homemade pizzas at 450 for 20-30 minutes) until golden and bubbly.
When the pizza is done, garnish with ciltranto and green onions and more buffalo sauce drizzles. Let the pizza sit for at least 10 minutes before cutting.
Adapted from the cookbook Seriously Delish