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Buffalo Chicken Skillet Pizza


Oh, Dear.

Give me a couple of days off work and besides pinning my ass off, this is what I do. And I’m sick! For some reason, here lately, I notice if I’m sleep deprived or don’t feel good I’m extra hungry.

Kids are back at school and  husband at work, so, at 9 this morning I was coughing, drowning in phlegm (snot), miserable… and craving buffalo chicken.

Only me.

After a nice little nap and some Dayquil, I found my way to the kitchen because, obviously, what else would I do?

The laundry can do itself.

Buffalo Chicken Skillet Pizza

Dough:

4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp sea salt

1/3 cup olive oil

1 1/2 cups warm water

1 tsp active dry yeast

Olive oil, to drizzle

Sprinkle yeast over the warm water.

In a stand mixer, combine the flour and salt running with the paddle on low. Add the olive oil, mix for about 15 seconds, then pour in the water/yeast mixture. Mix on low until a ball forms. Drizzle a large aluminum bowl with olive oil and add the dough, tossing to coat with oil. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

The Other Goodness:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts,  grilled, boiled, broiled – your choice – just make sure they’re done and shredded

Olive oil

1/2 onion, sliced

1tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

1/4 cup Buffalo sauce

1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded

1/4 cup Bleu cheese

Dried parsley flakes

Bleu cheese dressing

Preheat oven to 500°.

Heat a tbsp of olive oil in a saute pan over medium high heat and add the onions; sprinkle with sugar and salt and stir. When they start turning translucent, turn the heat down to medium low. Saute for about 7-10 minutes or until nice and caramelized; remove from heat.

Mix the shredded chicken with the buffalo sauce (you could add more if it doesn’t seem hot enough) . I didn’t put a measure on this because I like to burn my tongue off.

Generously grease a cast iron skillet with olive oil.  Using about half of the pizza dough, spread it with your fingers in the skillet, pushing up on the sides. This is kinda sorta deep dish. Drizzle first more olive oil, then buffalo sauce (I used a spoon to spread it out evenly), then caramelized onions, chicken, and then cheeses. Sprinkle with parsley and throw it in the oven for about 12-15 minutes. OR whenever cheese is bubbling enough to make you happy.

Dip, dip, dip in bleu cheese dressing.

Store the remaining pizza dough in the refrigerator, covered, up to a week. By the way, I used an 8″ skillet and the dough was perfect – not too thick but sturdy.

I also drizzled more buffalo sauce on top. Oh, and the caramelized onions are fantastic.

Your belly just called; it’s asking if you’ll make this.

xoxo

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Mimi
    February 20, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Wow! This really looks amazing!!!

  • Reply
    carolinaheartstrings
    August 28, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Wow that is way better than chicken soup when you are sick. Looks fantastic!

  • Reply
    [email protected]
    August 27, 2012 at 8:07 AM

    Come to mah belly!!! I love this! And the photos look incredible!

  • Reply
    Minnie(@thelady8home)
    August 23, 2012 at 5:49 AM

    This looks so YUMMY!!!! Fabulous Pizza.

    • Reply
      Dixie Chik
      August 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM

      Thank you Minnie!

  • Reply
    Julia {The Roasted Root}
    August 22, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    This pizza looks so appealing! I love using my cast iron skillet and have never tried making a pizza in it. Very excited to give it a shot!

    • Reply
      Dixie Chik
      August 23, 2012 at 12:59 PM

      You definitely should – it was my first time and it turned out exactly how I wanted it to. Let me know if you try it!! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply
    Marie
    August 22, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    Oooh, looks delicious!

    • Reply
      Dixie Chik
      August 23, 2012 at 12:59 PM

      Thanks Marie! Your tart looks great.

  • Reply
    Genêt
    August 22, 2012 at 8:10 AM

    This recipe is right up my alley! Will definitely be making it for a football party or two or four!

    • Reply
      Dixie Chik
      August 23, 2012 at 12:58 PM

      Thank you Genet!! Can’t wait for our trip!

  • Reply
    RavieNomNoms
    August 22, 2012 at 7:17 AM

    This looks so good! Definitely a must try very soon!!

    • Reply
      Dixie Chik
      August 23, 2012 at 12:58 PM

      Thanks! You’ll love it 🙂

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