Hawaiian BBQ Buffalo Chicken Pizza

July 23, 2018

This Hawaiian BBQ Buffalo Chicken Pizza is the absolute best pizza I’ve ever made. It comes loaded with mozzarella cheese, Buffalo chicken, spinach, arugula, red onion, green bell pepper, tomato, BBQ sauce, and pineapple chunks. This pizza is sure to be a family favorite! Made in just 20 short minutes.

Hawaiian BBQ Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Whelp, it’s the start of the week and it’s time to kick things off with a real yummy dish—-P I Z Z A! Who else loves pizza like I do? If you’ve been following this blog, then you’ll know that I am a die hard cheese fan, however, I’ve managed to minimize my dairy intake for the past year. I know, it’s pretty insane!

Which Southerner doesn’t enjoy a good cheese coma, right? Haha.

Seriously, I’ve been on a steady journey to minimizing my dairy intake and while I’ve fallen off my path a few times, I must admit that I’ve since taken a more disciplined route. With one exception this past weekend, I made pizza and it was AH-mazing!

My last homemade pizza was Chicken Spinach + Broccoli Gluten-Free pizza, which was great too, but nothing like this one! Before my health journey, I would usually buy a nice Hawaiian pie from Dominos as a way to enjoy a nice take-out meal. However, I find that making my own pizza is SoooO much better!

Hawaiian BBQ Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Plus, I love that you have total customizability on creating whatever flavor you chose. Personally, I’m not a huge tomato sauce fan, so I chose to use BBQ sauce as my pizza’s base and it was a great addition!

But do you see those pineapple chunks? Yes, in Brooklyn we love pineapple on our pizza and it’s something that I can no longer live without! Haha.

Feeling for a bit more BBQ? This Best BBQ Sriracha ‘Pulled Chicken’ Sandwich is the ultimate lunch or dinner option for the summer. Full of flavor and a nice kick of spice, this chicken sandwich is perfectly put together in between two buttery brioche buns and makes for the ideal quick and easy way to satisfy those taste buds in just under 15 minutes.

Or perhaps these Baked Salmon Sliders with BBQ Jerk Sauce would do! A summer must-have, these sliders are perfectly small to act as a great appetizer for guests, a nice bite to eat for lunch, or perhaps a few good bites for dinner. Either way, these salmon sliders are loaded with flavor and spice, specifically from the BBQ Jerk sauce.

To top the list—-These BBQ Loaded Chicken Taco Fries are beyond anything your fingers have ever held to your mouth. It’s all of your favorite taco flavors coming together in one dish, including succulent shredded chicken, homemade potato wedges, cheese, corn, onion, tomatoes, jalapeños, avocado, and completely smothered in BBQ sauce (with a pinch of spice) and “lime crema”.

Hawaiian BBQ Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Now, let’s dig into this recipe so that you can grab a slice and enjoy the rest of your week!

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and be sure to use a great pizza pan to ensure that your crust is crispy (**See Recipe notes for suggestion!**).

Lightly grease your pizza pan with olive oil and place dough on one end of pan, evenly pressing it and flattening it out to fit the entire pan. Gently use your finger to stretch dough until pan is fully covered.

Bake the pizza dough for 5-7 minutes until slightly cooked and then remove it from the oven (keeping oven on) and place it on your stovetop for assembling.

In the meantime, add shredded chicken breast to a medium saucepan, buffalo sauce, honey, salt + black pepper (to taste) and a Tbsp of BBQ sauce, stirring everything together on medium-high heat, until fully coated. Remove from heat.

Spoon a generous layer of the BBQ sauce over the top of crust and sprinkle the mozzarella cheese, then the spinach, arugula, tomato, red onions, green bell pepper, Buffalo shredded chicken, more mozzarella cheese, and pineapple chunks to the top. Lightly brush the top of the crust with extra virgin olive oil to ensure that it becomes a nice golden brown.

Gently transfer the pizza pie back to the hot oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or so, until the cheese has melted and the crust is crispy and golden brown. 

Once done, allow pizza to rest for a few minutes (maybe 5 minutes!) so that the cheese sets before cutting into generous slices, using a pizza cutter. Garnish with your favorite toppings—dried parsley, red pepper flakes, etc.

Bon Appetit!

Hawaiian BBQ Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Hawaiian BBQ Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Hawaiian BBQ Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
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Ingredients

  • 1 pizza pie crust dough (See Notes for Recipe)
  • 2 Medium chicken breasts, baked + shredded
  • 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 1-2 Tbsps honey
  • salt + black pepper, for taste
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • Garnish: dried parsley, red pepper flakes, etc.

Instructions

  • Now, let's dig into this recipe so that you can grab a slice and enjoy the rest of your week!
  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and be sure to use a great pizza pan to ensure that your crust is crispy (**See Recipe notes for suggestion!**).
  • Lightly grease your pizza pan with extra virgin olive oil and place dough on one end of pan, evenly pressing it and flattening it out to fit the entire pan. Gently use your finger to stretch dough until pan is fully covered.
  • Bake the pizza dough for 5-7 minutes until slightly cooked and then remove it from the oven (keeping oven on) and place it on your stovetop for assembling.
  • In the meantime, add shredded chicken breast to a medium saucepan, buffalo sauce, honey, salt + black pepper (to taste) and a Tbsp of BBQ sauce, stirring everything together on medium-high heat, until fully coated. Remove from heat.
  • Spoon a generous layer of the BBQ sauce over the top of crust and sprinkle the mozzarella cheese, then the spinach, arugula, tomato, red onions, green bell pepper, Buffalo shredded chicken, more mozzarella cheese, and pineapple chunks to the top. Lightly brush the top of the crust with extra virgin olive oil to ensure that it becomes a nice golden brown.
  • Gently transfer the pizza pie back to the hot oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or so, until the cheese has melted and the crust is crispy and golden brown.
  • Once done, allow pizza to rest for a few minutes (maybe 5 minutes!) so that the cheese sets before cutting into generous slices, using a pizza cutter. Garnish with your favorite toppings---dried parsley, red pepper flakes, etc.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

For Homemade Pizza Crust Dough:

1 cup warm water, 1 Tbsp honey, 1 Tbsp vegetable oil, 1 packet instant yeast, 1 tsp sea salt, 1 tsp powdered garlic, 2 1/2 cups organic all-purpose flour.
How to: In the bowl of an electric mixer (with a dough hook attachment), mix together the warm water, honey, vegetable oil, yeast, garlic powder, and sea salt. Slowly add the flour (on low speed!), until fully incorporated and a soft dough is formed. **NOTE: if dough is too sticky, add 1/2 cup of additional flour at a time)**. 
Now, increase speed to high and knead the dough for 5 minutes in the mixer. 
Once done, cover the dough with plastic wrap for 10 minutes, until is rises a bit. 
Begin recipe instructions.
 
**For crispy pizza, I suggest using a pizza pan with holes to allow the crust to bake through nicely. I used the AirBake Pizza Pan, which can be found at Target!**

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  1. We love homemade pizza and I like all the ingredients you use in your chicken pizza – will most definitely make this soon !

    • Yes, Linda! Homemade pizza is the best! Be sure to let me know what you think once you try it! Enjoy!

  2. OMG i shouldn’t have come here before lunch – now I’m starving and I want this pizza NOW!! haha. Buffalo chicken is SO DELICIOUS! And I’m like you with dairy – it try to avoid it but definitely have it once in a while and it’s SO good. I would definitely go crazy on the mozzarella on this one.

    • Haha! I completely feel your pain, Marie! And yes, I tried my best to not go entirely crazy on the Mozzarella cheese! Haha! I do hope that you get a chance to give this recipe a try!