By now, I think the Buffalo Chicken Dip has become a staple of Big Game menus across the country. So, what’s another great way to enjoy the flavor without all that cream cheese? I found some inspiration at a new buffalo wing joint that opened up near the house. I found all of the ingredients at my favorite local grocery store and their deli & even used many of their private brand products to help cut down on the cost.
Buffalo Chicken Flatbread Pizza
2 pieces of prepared flatbread
2 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed
½ cup Buffalo Wing sauce
1 celery stalk, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup, mozzarella cheese, shredded
Crumbled blue cheese, to taste
Fresh Ranch dressing, to taste
For the chicken breast, I purchased a rotisserie chicken from my grocery store’s deli department. The chicken is already cooked, hot & ready to go and has a really great taste. I cubed the chicken breast (about 2 cups total) and then added the minced celery. Season with a little salt and pepper and then add the buffalo wing sauce. Mix until all of the chicken is fully coated in the sauce. (I covered the container and let the mixture marinate overnight in the refrigerator; but, you can also mix and then use immediately.)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
For a flatbread, I chose the “Tandoor Baked Naan” from Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads for my pizza base. (You can also use Boboli, pita bread or any kind of flatbread that is out on the market now.) The Naan bread had all these cool bubbles that create nooks; and, I thought it made a really tasty crust. Plus, two came in the package and they were nicely sized for individual pizzas or as appetizers for a group. The package I bought had two flatbreads that were football shaped! Festive and appropriate!
Top the bread with the buffalo chicken and celery mixture.
Then, loosely cover the buffalo chicken with the shredded mozzarella cheese and place in the pre-heated oven just long enough to heat up the chicken and melt the cheese, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Yowza! Slices of pizza with thick chunks of buffalo chicken, topped off with tangy blue cheese crumbles and creamy ranch dressing. It’s very filling and gives you the punch of the buffalo flavor (without bones and a messy cleanup) all on a thin slice of pizza. It’s a nice, new addition to the football watching menu at our house!