share this post

Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe (Keto Option!)

GF
Jump to Recipe Print Recipe Save Recipe Pin This Recipe!
5 from 13 votes
By Carine Claudepierre -
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS, WHICH MEANS THAT I MAKE A SMALL COMMISSION OFF ITEMS YOU PURCHASE AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU. PLEASE SEE MY FULL DISCLOSURE POLICY FOR DETAILS

This Buffalo Chicken Pizza is a delicious quick and easy homemade pizza for chicken lovers!

If you love everything buffalo sauce, then this chicken buffalo pizza is for you!

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

What’s Buffalo Chicken?

Buffalo chicken is a very popular recipe of cooked chicken coated with hot buffalo sauce and melted butter.

It’s typically made by coating chicken wings with a vinegar-based pepper hot sauce and cooking them on a grill to caramelize.

Buffalo chicken wings are sometimes associated with southern cuisine, but it actually originates from Buffalo, New York where buffalo wings are served with creamy ranch dressing.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pizza is the most common weekend dinner and it doesn’t have to be complicated.

This delicious buffalo chicken pizza is a family dinner that can be ready in less than 20 minutes and will make everyone happy.

The recipe is gluten-free, low in carbs (when using one of my proposed crusts), healthy, and easy to freeze!

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

How To Make Buffalo Chicken Pizza

This recipe is very simple to make once you have the crust ready.

Ingredients

All you need to make this buffalo pizza recipe are:

  • Pizza Crust – read my paragraph below about how to choose a great pizza crust.
  • Cream Cheese or yogurt – both are healthy, wholesome, low-carb dairy products.
  • Melted Butter – prefer unsalted grass-fed butter for the best taste.
  • Buffalo Sauce – Frank’s Buffalo Sauce or any of your favorite hot sauces would work here.
  • Cooked Chicken Strips – you can either buy a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken or cook your own chicken.
  • Dill – you can also use parsley, but dill is the best here.
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Shredded Mozzarella – I always prefer to shred Mozzarella myself to avoid caking agents.
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Parsley or spring onion

Making The Pizza Dough

There are many options to make your homemade pizza dough depending on your food allergy and health goals.

You can of course you can use a store-bought pizza crust the ideal size is a 10-inch base for this recipe.

Otherwise, I recommend trying some of my low-carb pizza crust options below to make a diabetic-friendly chicken pizza. All the crusts below are gluten-free and keto-friendly.

So whatever your goals are, choose the crust recipe that suits you and prepare the crust first.

You can also find easy vegan crusts like this vegan pizza dough.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Marinating The Chicken

Next, prepare the buffalo chicken. You can use a whole chicken breast and grill or frying olive oil.

Then, cool it down at room temperature for 10 minutes and cut it into chicken strips.

Finally, marinate the cooked chicken in a mixture of melted butter and buffalo sauce. Set it aside in the fridge while you roll the pizza dough.

Rolling The Pizza Dough

Now, roll the pizza dough on a floured surface into a 10-inch disc.

If you used my low-carb pizza crust, follow the rolling tips in the recipe or prebaking instructions if required.

Place the pizza dough onto a pizza ring, pizza pan, or pizza stone. Set it aside.

Preparing The Pizza Base

For this chicken buffalo pizza, the base is made of Greek yogurt.

You can also use softened cream cheese as a base. Place the cream cheese in a bowl and microwave it for 30 seconds to soften.

Season the cream cheese with garlic powder, dried dill, onion powder, salt, and pepper.

Spread the cream cheese or yogurt onto the pizza base leaving the sides free from filling.

Top the base with the marinated cooked chicken strips.

Finally, add hard shredded mozzarella all over the meat.

Bake the pizza in the center rack of the oven for 15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly, completely melted, and grilled on the top.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Serving

Serve your chicken buffalo pizza with extra dollops of yogurt, fresh herbs like parsley or spring onion, and a drizzle of buffalo sauce.

You can also sprinkle some fresh Mozzarella Cheese if you want.

Add-ons

You can add some vegetables to your pizza to change its flavor, the best are:

  • Red Pepper
  • Red Onion
  • Sliced Mushroom
  • Baby Spinach Leaves

Storage

You can store leftover pizza in the fridge for up to 2 days. Make sure the leftovers are in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap or foil to prevent it from drying.

You can freeze the pizza slices for later. Freeze them in zip-lock bags for up to 3 months.

Rewarming Chicken Pizza

You can rewarm this pizza very quickly and you don’t need to thaw the pizza to do so.

Air Fryer

Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C). Cover the basket with a piece of parchment paper to prevent the cheese from sticking to the basket when melting.

Air fry the buffalo chicken pizza slices for 8 minutes.

Oven

You can also rewarm the pizza in the oven.

Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper, place the frozen pizza on the sheet, and bake at 350°F (180°C) for 10 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below I listed some answers to your most common question about this pizza.

Can I Make A Vegetarian Version Of This Recipe?

Absolutely, you can replace the chicken by my buffalo cauliflower wings.

Can I Make This Pizza Dairy-free?

You can make a dairy-free chicken pizza by using dairy-free cream cheese or dairy-free coconut yogurt in the pizza base.

Then, for the buffalo sauce, use dairy-free butter or coconut oil.

Finally, top up the pizza with dairy-free mozzarella.

Can I Make A Keto Buffalo Chicken Pizza Version?

Yes, this recipe can be made keto-friendly. Make sure that you use one of my keto pizza crust recipes.

Apart from that, all the ingredients in this chicken pizza recipe are 100% keto-friendly and low-carb.

Can I Use Rotisserie Chicken?

Absolutely. Actually, it’s a great option to make a quick and cheap chicken buffalo pizza as you won’t have to cook the chicken breast and wait for them to cool down before adding in the marinade.

Can I Use Shredded Chicken?

Yes, shredded chicken is pre-cooked and makes it much easier.

Pick unflavored shredded chicken so they get all their taste from the buffalo sauce.

How Can I Make Healthy Chicken Buffalo Pizza?

If you want a lighter version of this pizza, do some healthy swaps:

  • Coconut Flour Pizza Crust – it’s a gluten-free pizza crust, gut-friendly, low-carb and lower calories.
  • Yogurt instead of cream cheese for fewer calories and more proteins that are fulfilling.
  • Olive oil instead of butter for your marinade so you up the healthy fats and decrease saturated fats.
  • Halve the cheese on top of the pizza to decrease calories.

More Pizza Recipes

Below I listed some more pizza recipes for you to try:

Have you made this chicken buffalo pizza recipe? Share a comment or review below to let me know how much you love it.

Recipe Card

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

5 from 13 votes
This Buffalo Chicken Pizza is a delicious quick and easy homemade pizza for chicken lovers with the zing of hot sauce.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Yield: 8 Slices
Serving Size: 1 serving

Recipe Macros

Net Carbs 3.7g
Fat 9g
Protein 6.5g
Calories 146.6kcal
5 from 13 votes
Review Print

Want My Kitchen Equipment?

Ingredients

Pizza Base

Buffalo chicken

Toppings

Serving

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with oiled parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, mix buffalo sauce and melted butter. Stir the cooked chicken pieces in the marinade. Set aside in the fridge while making the pizza dough.
  • Prepare the pizza crust recipe you like – see my low-carb pizza crust option for inspiration. Roll the pizza dough into a 10-inch disc and place it on a pizza rack.
  • In a small bowl, prepare the cream cheese pizza base by melting the cream cheese in the microwave for 30 seconds then stir with onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and dried dill.
  • Spread the cream cheese all over the pizza base.
  • Add the pieces of cooked marinated chicken, then shredded mozzarella.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and grilled.
  • Serve with drops of Greek yogurt, more buffalo sauce, and fresh herbs of choice.
The nutrition panel is calculated using the coconut and almond flour pizza crust.
My Recipe Notes

To save your own private notes on your favorite recipes, join Sweetashoney Members!

Tried this recipe?Mention @Sweetashoney.co
Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 146.6 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3.8g24%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 365.8mg16%
Potassium 31.8mg1%
Carbohydrates 7.8g3%
Fiber 4.1g17%
Sugar 2.1g2%
Protein 6.5g13%
Net Carbs 3.7g
Vitamin A 263.8IU5%
Vitamin B12 0.3µg5%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Vitamin D 0.1µg1%
Calcium 82.7mg8%
Iron 0.1mg1%
Magnesium 4.6mg1%
Zinc 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Carine Claudepierre

About The Author

Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I'm passionate about sharing easy, tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweetashoney. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

Browse all my recipes here.

I hope that you too find the recipes you love on Sweetashoney!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    No Comments Yet On Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe (Keto Option!)

Disclaimer

The recipes, instructions, and articles on this website should not be taken or used as medical advice. You must consult with your doctor before starting on a keto or low-carb diet. The nutritional data provided on Sweetashoney is to be used as indicative only. The nutrition data is calculated using WP Recipe Maker. Net Carbs is calculated by removing the fiber and some sweeteners from the total Carbohydrates. As an example, a recipe with 10 grams of Carbs per 100 grams that contains 3 grams of erythritol and 5 grams of fiber will have a net carbs content of 2 grams. Some sweeteners are excluded because they are not metabolized. You should always calculate the nutritional data yourself instead of relying on Sweetashoney's data. Sweetashoney and its recipes and articles are not intended to cure, prevent, diagnose, or treat any disease. Sweetashoney cannot be liable for adverse reactions or any other outcome resulting from the use of recipes or advice found on the Website.

Skip to content