Quick and Easy Buffalo Chicken Flatbread Recipe

This Buffalo Chicken pizza recipe is a delicious combination of buffalo chicken wings and pizza. It’s perfect for an appetizer or an easy weeknight dinner, and it couldn’t be any easier to make. The best part is that it only requires six simple ingredients!

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If you love putting spicy buffalo flavors on everything, this delicious buffalo flatbread will become your new family favorite! It has all of the deliciousness of buffalo wings and pizza in one bite. The spicy buffalo sauce combined with 3 different melted cheeses on top of a pizza crust will have your taste buds asking for more.

Why you Will Love this Recipe

  • It’s quick and easy recipe to make! Ready to eat in 30 minutes or less; perfect for an easy dinner or pizza Friday!
  • Flavor! If you love buffalo chicken and pizza, you are going to love this.
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Here is what you will need to make flatbread buffalo chicken pizza

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This is an overview of the ingredients and instructions that you will need to make this recipe. Scroll down a bit further for ingredient substitutions, and complete cooking instructions without photos which are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Ingredients

  • Cooked Pizza Crust or Naan
  • Cooked Chicken Breast
  • Hot Sauce
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Green Onions

🥄Equipment

How to make this buffalo chicken flatbread recipe

Prepare the ingredients: Shred the cheese, chop or shred the chicken, melt the butter and mix it together with the hot sauce.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

shredded buffalo chicken on a flatbread not cooked

STEP 1: Add the chicken to the hot sauce mixture making sure that all of the chicken is coated in the sauce. Spread it on top of the flatbread crust.

STEP 2: Top the chicken with cheese and bake it in a preheated oven until the cheese melts and the crust is golden brown

buffalo chicken topped with cheese on a flatbread not cooked

STEP 3: Top your pizza with green onions or red onions (optional). Slice and serve.

Ingredient notes and substitutions

Pizza crust – Store-bought flatbread or pizza crust from the grocery store is what makes this buffalo chicken pizza bread recipe so easy! You can also use naan bread or pita bread for individual portions. But if you want to make your own pizza dough, here is my homemade pizza dough recipe. You will need to partially cook it before adding the toppings.

Chicken – This is a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken. Shredded chicken, leftover chicken, rotisserie chicken, or grilled chicken are perfect to use in this recipe.

Hot Sauce – I like to use Frank’s red hot sauce, but you can use your favorite hot sauce or buffalo wing sauce.

Butter – This adds a silky richness to the hot sauce, and since it dilutes the sauce, it reduces its heat. Since hot sauce already has a lot of sodium, I like to use unsalted butter, but that’s up to you. You can also use an equal amount of olive oil instead of butter.

Cheese – There are three different types of cheese on this pizza – fresh mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, and tangy blue cheese crumbles. Feel free to choose any combination of these cheeses. Blue cheese has a strong flavor, if you are not a fan of blue cheese, it can be left off.

overhead view of buffalo chicken flatbread on a board

What to serve with buffalo chicken flatbread

Chicken buffalo pizza is a great pizza for a game day appetizer with a side of celery sticks and blue cheese dressing, charcuterie board, stuffed mushrooms or spinach balls.

It also tastes great as a main course with a salad.

Make ahead instructions

This is a great recipe to prepare ahead of time. Coat shredded chicken in the hot sauce mixture, and shred the cheese. Store the chicken mixture and cheese in separate containers in the refrigerator for up to two days.

Assemble and bake the pizza when it’s time to eat.

How to store leftovers

Once it reaches room temperature, leftover buffalo chicken flatbread can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. If you want to freeze it, place the cooked flatbread on a cookie sheet in the freezer. Once the pizza is frozen, remove it and wrap it in freezer wrap or store it in a freezer-safe container for up to three months. Reheat it from frozen in the oven.

Cook the frozen flatbread from frozen by placing it on a baking sheet or pizza stone and bake at 375 until it is heated through and the cheese has melted – about 15 to 20 minutes.

Recipe variations

Vegetarian buffalo chicken flatbread – Toss roasted cauliflower florets from a small head of cauliflower in the hot sauce or these air fryer buffalo cauliflower bites in place of chicken on top of the crust.

Lower carb version/gluten-free use a cauliflower crust in place of wheat-based crust or flatbread.

Add bacon – add bacon crumbles from one or two slices of bacon or Canadian bacon.

Add more vegetables – In addition to chicken, sprinkle the pizza with diced celery and chopped bell peppers.

Stromboli or calzone – instead of pizza, roll out the uncooked dough and top it with the chicken mixture and cheese. Roll it up for a stromboli or fold it over for a calzone – bake at 400 for 15 to 20 minutes.

Buffalo chicken with ranch dressing – Spread ranch dressing on top of the flatbread before adding the chicken and cheese.

Fresh herbs – For a bright flavor, add some chopped fresh herbs such as parsley oregano to add a fresh vibrant flavor.

Tips

  • Although pre-shredded cheese is convenient, grating your own cheese will result in better taste and melting.
  • Allow for the flatbread to rest before serving which will make it easier to slice.

Recipe FAQs

How spicy is buffalo chicken flatbread?

The level of spice depends on the type and amount of hot sauce you use. If you prefer less heat, cut the amount of hot sauce back or use more butter. If you prefer more heat, cut back on the butter or add extra buffalo sauce.

Can I use other cheeses to make buffalo chicken flatbread?

Yes, you can use any type of cheese. Get creative and try out different types of cheese such as pepper jack, gouda, or even feta cheese.

Can I make buffalo chicken flatbread on a sheet pan instead of a pizza stone?

Yes, you can make this recipe on a sheet pan. Line it with parchment paper for easy clean up and place the flatbread on top.

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Easy Buffalo Chicken Pizza

A little bit of pizza and a little bit of buffalo chicken! Perfect for tailgating or any time of year.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

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Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buffalo Chicken Flatbread
Servings: 2
Calories: 498kcal
Author: Anne
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Ingredients

  • 1 9 inch pizza crust
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 pound cooked chicken shredded or chopped
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons buffalo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 green onions sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
  • Prepare the ingredients: chop or shred the chicken, and shred the cheese
  • Melt the butter in a pan and stir in the hot sauce.
  • Add the chicken to the hot sauce butter mixture and stir to combine ensuring that the chicken is covered with the hot sauce mixture.
  • Place a prepared flatbread or pizza crust onto a pizza stone and spread the chicken mixture on top, then top with cheese.
  • Place the pizza into the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes until cheese melts, top with green onion slices and serve

Notes

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Freeze leftovers for up to 3 months.
Make a low carb version with cauliflower pizza crust or a vegetarian version with roasted or steamed cauliflower coated in buffalo sauce instead of chicken.
See above for more tips and variations!
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 pizza | Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1381mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used

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