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Have you ever tried honey and hot sauce on your pizza?
I know, this combination sounds strange. But you will be surprised at how nicely the spicy sauce and the sweet honey accent your pizza.
I first tried this years ago with John in Santa Cruz where we visited a great pizza-by-the-slice place called Pizza My Heart. Not only is the name exceedingly clever, but the pizza happens to be phenomenal as well!
Since then, I have enjoyed honey and hot sauce on my pizza from time to time. John and I prefer Louisiana style hot sauce for this (NOT FRANK’S! If you’ve been following my blog for a while, by now you should know how John and I feel about Franks…)
One of our favourite homemade pizzas is John’s buffalo chicken pizza. He starts out by making his homemade buffalo sauce. He fries the chicken in the sauce until cooked, and tops the pizza with the chicken, banana peppers and onion. John grills his pizza on his Komado BBQ, but it’s great finished in the oven too!
To serve, we drizzle with extra buffalo sauce and honey. Honestly, we can’t get enough of that buffalo sauce.
You can use any buffalo sauce you want, but John’s homemade buffalo sauce really is the cherry on top of this creation.
Try this pizza for a special addition to any pizza night, a real crowd pleaser!
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Buffalo Chicken Pizza
John’s Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Pizza crust – fresh dough or pre-made
Cornmeal or flour
Boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite sized pieces
Buffalo sauce – try John’s homemade version
Grated mozzarella cheese
Pickled banana pepper slices
Onion, thinly sliced
Garlic, thinly sliced
Season chicken with salt and pepper.
In a pan, with oil, sauté chicken pieces in buffalo sauce until chicken is cooked.
Roll out dough on using flour and cornmeal so it doesn’t stick (for fresh.) You can also use your hands to stretch and shape your crust.
Baste crust with olive oil and season with salt.
Apply pizza sauce and buffalo sauce.
Sprinkle with grated mozzarella.
Top pizza with cooked chicken, banana peppers, and sliced garlic and onion.
Baking will depend on your oven and what kind of pan you are using, thickness of crust and amount of toppings. Try baking for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees C for thin crust pizza, and for more time if needed.
Drizzle with honey and extra buffalo sauce to serve.
I have had this pizza at Julie’s and johns and this was probably the best pizza I have ever had! And I am not even a hot sauce fan. Definitely worth trying.