February 07, 2009

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Today is Grumpy's birthday and I treated him real well. He's getting a laptop for his birthday, a ham dinner, and a carrot cake.

Grumpy asked for Buffalo Chicken Pizza for our Friday night pizza! I believe it was just last week that I was informed that I could no longer cook chicken! hehe. This is how it went:

Grumpy: You know, Nice & Easy makes this buffalo chicken pizza that is really good. Sometimes on my way home from work I will grab a piece to hold me over til dinner (he travels good distances sometimes for his job). You could make that for dinner one night.


HoneyB: Your kidding me! You don't like buffalo chicken pizza. I've made it before and you turned your nose up at it.

Grumpy: I don't remember that.



Yup. Grumpy is becoming an old man. Lately I've been telling him his forgetfulness is because he's getting old. hehe - you should have seen his face when I told him he was awful close to 40 now. (mind you, I will be 46 this year so I have EVERY right to tease him....) What's good for the goose is good for the gander eh? If you remember.....he does call me OLD Buzzard or Buzzy.......not really HoneyB! ;o)


Buffalo Chicken Pizza
HoneyB's way

Chicken:
2 chicken breasts sauteed with some pam, salt and pepper
Red hot sauce (2-4 tablespoons depending on heat preference)
1-2 tablespoons melted butter (depending on how much red hot sauce you use)

Dice chicken and put in small mixing bowl. Pour red hot sauce and melted butter over top. Stir to combine. Set aside.

Crust:
Approximately 2-1/2 cups flour
1/2 tablespoon yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup very warm (not hot) tap water

In bowl of kitchen aid stir together 1 cup of flour with remaining ingredients, scraping down sides to incorporate all ingredients. Add 2nd cup of flour and continue to scrape down sides as needed. Turn to a higher speed to "knead" the dough and gradually add enough of the remaining flour until the dough ball is no longer "sticky". (I didn't quite use another 1/2 cup). Let dough sit in warm, draft free place until double in size.

Assembly:
Punch dough to release air. Sprinkle pizza stone with corn meal and press dough out onto circle. Pre-bake crust for approximately 7 minutes. Remove from oven and top as follows:

Toppings in order listed:
Ken's Chunky Blue Cheese dressing (or your choice of dressing - this is our favorite!)
3/4 buffalo chicken mixture spread evenly over top of dressing
Mozzarella cheese (I use part skim and probably sprinkle about 1-1/2 cups over top- too much cheese and it will run over your crust and off the stone!)
Remainder of buffalo chicken mixture sprinkled over top

Bake at 450 on pizza stone in bottom of oven until crust start's to brown. Move to middle rack and continue to cook until browned nicely all over (crust and topping)

Remove from oven and sprinkle with blue cheese crumbles if desired then cool for about 10 minutes before cutting. (to prevent cheese and sauce from running all over stone and you!)

Serve with a side of blue cheese dressing and celery sticks. (If you don't like blue cheese dressing, you can easily substitute Ranch dressing)

36 comments:

  1. Yummm!!! Looks so tasteful! I'd love to have a piece!

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  2. Oh my goodness. I'm not a fan of red hot sauce or anything too spicy, but this looks absolutely fantastic! The cheese and crust look delicious. I would take a piece of that in a second. I know plenty of others that would too. Happy Birthday to your grumpy!! =)

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  3. Looks good! Happy birthday to grumpy.

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  4. Looks delicious. Homemade pizza really is the best!

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  5. I didn't get a pizza stone until I joined DB. I don't know how I lived without it. It really is the key to a great pizza at home. Happy Birthday to Grumpy! How'd he like his new laptop?

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  6. ooooh! yummy! looks amazing! I love buffalo chicken pizza and yours is beautiful!

    Happy Birthday grumpy!

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  7. Happy Birthday to Grumpy! I love buffalo chicken pizza. And it is so much better homemade!
    Remind him that age is just a state of mind and give him a big smootch!!
    Have a great weekend!!

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  8. homemade pizza is the way to go! I think I can only have one slice since it looks very filling!

    Happy Birthday to Grumpy!

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  9. Nice pictures looks great Happy Birthday Grumpy...

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  10. Homemade pizza is the best. Happy birthday Grumpy!

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  11. I've never had buffalo chicken pizza either & I have to admit I probably would have turned my nose up at it as well. At the same time yours looks reallllly good and might have convinced me to give it a try.

    Happy Birthday, Grumpy!!!
    ~ingrid

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  12. Oh this sounds good! My hubby does the same thing all the time...he'll ask for something that he's said he doesn't like before! Oh men. :) Happy Birthday to Grumpy.

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  13. Happy Birthday Grumpy...would have said poor Grumpy until you pointed out he hadn't reached 40 yet!!!:)

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  14. Happy Birthday to Grumpy!! The pizza looks sooo delicious!!!

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  15. Aw, happy birthday Grumpy! What a fanastic pizza.

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  16. Awww, happy birthday Grumpy! (Honey B, that conversation sounds very, um familiar! Hehehe...)

    Pizza looks great. :D

    +Jessie
    a.k.a.

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  17. That pizza looks really tasty! I hope it is a great birthday!

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  18. Happy birthday to Grumpy and he should be so lucky, the pizza looks really good!
    ~Foong~

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  19. Happy Birthday Grumpy!
    The pizza looks awesome!

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  20. I would like a slice of that right now for lunch, please. That looks amazing -- and easy!

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  21. You go girl grabbin' you a youngin'! That pizza is a dreamy looking pie I bet he liked it this time! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Will have to try sometime!

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  22. Happy Birthday Grumpy!! The pizza looks wonderful-cious!!

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  23. YUM!! I am definitely adding this recipe to my menu for the coming week. Nothing like a yummy taste of home while being stationed in Germany!!

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  24. Grumpy Birthday!

    Didn't he already have a perfectly good laptop that cooks too?

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  25. buffalo chicken pizza is my favorite, sometimes I switch between blue cheese and ranch for the dressing. Yours looks amazing!

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  26. A wonderful pizza! Delicious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  27. I've seen this in restaurants but I have never tried it. It looks really good and when you make it at home you can control the heat.

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  28. Oh, I forgot - Happy Birthday Grumpy!

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  29. OMG, hot and spicy buffalo pizza ... it just doesn't get any better than that. Delicious!

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  30. I just had something like this the other night. I left you some awards on my blog!

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  31. Happy Birthday Grumpy!! This looks fantasti Shelby!

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  32. happy belated birthday Grumpy!
    don't you just love how they can decide to like something if it was their idea? Mr. P hates lima beans....yet picked out a recipe for me to make for a soup that had a ton of limas in it. I just don't get it. :)

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  33. Happy Late Birthday Greetings to Grumpy! I can't think of a better b-day dinner than this pizza - heck, why wait for a special day. I'm going to put this into our Pizza Night Thursday rotation.

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  34. The simplest pizzas are the tastiest pizzas...and as evidenced here...a good crust is essential too!

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