As I have mentioned before, we are a household of buffalo chicken lovers. The spicier and saucier, the better!
For our family dinner last weekend, I decided to make a delicious Buffalo Chicken Pizza concoction. We mixed all of our favorite buffalo related things (Frank’s, bleu cheese, etc) onto a pre-made gluten-free pizza crust and let me tell you: it was AMAZING.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Marinara/Pizza Sauce (We used Palmieri Gluten-free Pizza Sauce)
Frank’s Original Red Hot
Frank’s Hot Buffalo
Frank’s Sweet Heat
2 Chicken breasts
Blue Cheese Dressing
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Next came the crust. We used this Three Cheese Pizza Shell from Against the Grain. The main ingredient in this gluten-free shell is tapioca, which, according to Wikipedia “is a starch extracted from the root of the plant species Manihot esculenta” which includes the cassava among other plants. Basically, tapioca flour is a grain-free flour made from the roots of a cassava plant, which kind of look like potatoes covered in hairy bark.
Lil’Nic’s Signature Salad
Spring mix, basil, tomato, orange pepper, candied nuts (my mother’s…not mine), red onion, feta cheese, dried cranberries…and probably other things that I’ve forgotten. Lil’Nic is definitely one of the best salad makers I know.
Although this pizza is not the healthiest thing I’ve ever made, I wouldn’t change a thing! There are some flavors that go so well together that you just can’t substitute– buffalo chicken and cheese being one of those combinations. I usually try to avoid dairy, but I’ve found that the occasional cheese indulgence does not effect my system. The most important thing for me right now is being gluten-free– a little bit (or a lot…)of cheese now and then won’t hurt me!