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“Hot & Honey” Buffalo Chicken Pizza

  • Yield: 4 servings 1x



For the Chicken:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup buffalo sauce
  • ½ cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper

For the Pizza:

  • 1-lb ball pizza dough
  • Flour, for rolling out the dough
  • Cornmeal, for pizza peel
  • The remaining honeyed buffalo sauce
  • The shredded buffalo chicken
  • 2½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh scallions, chopped
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped


For the Chicken:

  1. Heat the oil and 1 tablespoons of the butter in a skillet. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. When the pan is hot, add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes per side, until golden and cooked through. Remove from heat and once cool enough to handle, shred or chop the chicken.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the remaining butter, buffalo sauce, honey, and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook over low heat until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Toss the shredded chicken with half of the sauce. Reserve the remaining sauce for the pizza.

For the Pizza:

  1. Preheat the oven to 475°F and place a pizza stone (if using) on the middle rack. Roll the dough out to desired thickness and transfer to a pizza peel lined with cornmeal. If not using a pizza stone, liberally oil a baking sheet and place the rolled out dough on the sheet.
  2. Evenly spread the remaining honey-buffalo sauce over the dough and then evenly distribute the chicken over top. Top with the cheese.
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the pizza dough is crispy and golden and the cheese is bubbly and browning in spots. Allow to cool slightly, garnish with fresh scallions and herbs, slice, and serve.