Gluten-Free Buffalo Chicken Pizza


Ingredients:

  • For the Dough:
  • 3/4 cup warm water (between 110-120 degrees F)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 packet yeast (1/4 oz.)
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour blend that includes xanthan gum, I use Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • For the Pizza:
  • 6 oz cooked shredded chicken
  • 3 oz mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
  • 1/4 cup Franks Red Hot sauce
  • Handful of chopped green onions
  • Salt, red pepper flakes, garlic powder and onion powder.

YIELD: 1 - 6 slice pizza

Nutrition Information:

  • Per Slice
  • Calories - 210cal
  • Total Fat - 10.7g
  • Carbohydrates - 16.5g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7g
  • Total Sugars - 3g
  • Protein - 12.3g

DIRECTIONS:

Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 450°F.

Mix water, sugar, and yeast together and let sit for 5 minutes, or until it is foamy.

In an electric mixer, mix flour and salt. Add in egg, olive oil, vinegar, and yeast mixture.

Mix on low speed for 1 minute.

Using an oiled spatula, transfer the dough onto a piece of parchment paper. Using oiled hands and/or oiled rolling pin, spread or roll dough into a 10 to 12 inch circle.

Leaving the dough on the parchments paper, and putting the entire thing on the pizza stone, par-bake for 8-10 minutes.

While the dough is baking, mix shredded chicken with Franks Red Hot sauce and set aside. If you want your chicken pipping hot, I recommend heating it up now on its own.

Remove dough and parchment from oven, top with ranch dressing, shredded cooked chicken in sauce, mozzarella, and green onions. Season to taste.

Returning the parchment and dough to the oven, bake for an additional 8-10 minutes.

This recipe for the pizza crust was adapted from the original by the Gluten Free Palate.

When I was pregnant with my son, I could not get enough spicy food and mostly buffalo wings specifically. There was a dive bar in our town that did a $0.25 wing night and you know I was there saddling up my big ol belly up to the bar, chowing down on dozens of wings. Blue cheese is not recommended for pregnant women and honestly, I am not a big fan, so my wings were slathered in ranch dressing. Unlike my other pregnancy cravings like orange gatorade and saltines with cream cheese which I now detest and can't stand the sight of, spicy food and buffalo wings has stayed with me and I am still a huge fan.

I was looking around Pinterest and Instagram for pizza topping inspiration for "Friday Night Pizza Night" and same across the most beautiful buffalo chicken pizza I ever did see! I knew I had to make it, it was Tuesday and seriously it was hard waiting until Friday, BUT it was worth it! This topping combo might just make it into the regular rotation, its that good. I did have to make a few modifications to make it a little more nutritious, because I mean how nutritious can ranch dressing be? This is also filling! After 1 slice I wasn't sure if I could go in for another, I did but still, it was heavy and kepy me satisfied the entire night. If buffalo wings are your thannnng, give this a try you wont be disappointed.

Colleen Saltarelli

Colleen is an ISSA Certified Nutrition Coach, Culinary Institute of America Graduate and Your Gluten-Free Celiac Sidekick.

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Colleen is an ISSA Certified Nutrition Coach, Culinary Institute of America Graduate and Your Gluten-Free Celiac Sidekick.