Monday, July 11, 2011

Pintrest = Buffallo Chicken Pizza

I have a confession. I'm totally addicted to Pintrest. If you haven't gotten yourself hooked yet, careful, be prepared to abandon sleep. Pintrest is a website that allows you to visually catalog things you see around the web, share your "pins" with others, as well as view and pin from others' boards. Besides the completely drool-worthy DIY pins, there is the never-ending food porn. OH.MY.GAWD. the fabulous recipes and impressive lick-the-screen photos are unbelievable. One I knew I had to make was the buffalo chicken pizza. I love hot wings, but eating chicken on the bone gives me the willies, so this is a great way to get the spicy chicken without the wing mess and the psychological freak out. 

Spicy chicken and ooey gooey cheese -- mmmm. I had to do a little improvising though since I didn't have all the ingredients listed in the original recipe on hand. For instance, when I checked the expiration date on our ranch dressing we were past the recommended "use by" date by six months. Whoops. So, I used Caesar and a small packet of ranch from some fast food joint that was stuffed in the butter compartment. I'm not sure what the original is supposed to taste like, but ours turned out great.

Buffalo Chicken:
In a saute pan, cook 2 chicken breasts in a couple tablespoons of olive oil. Cool. Shred. Toss with buffalo sauce.

Buffalo Chicken Sauce:
3 TBSP Frank's Hot Sauce
2 TBSP butter

Melt butter in the microwave with the hot sauce for one minute. Stir. 

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees.

Pizza Ingredients:

1 thin crust prepared pizza shell
1/4 cup Caesar/ranch/blue cheese dressing
6 oz. Provel cheese
12 oz. buffalo chicken shredded
1/4 onion sliced
1/4 Parmesan cheese

Assemble the pizza in the following order: dressing spread evenly over crust, 1/2 provel cheese, buffalo chicken, sliced onions, remaining provel cheese, sprinkle with parmesan.

Next time I think I'm going to toss on some black olives and maybe some mushrooms. Let me know if you try it out or have your own version.