Vegan Hawaiian Buffalo Chicken Pizza

July 3, 2021
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea
This Buffalo Chicken Pizza has a Hawaiian flair and happens to be 100% vegan! A new way to serve up pizza night at home.

Vegan Hawaiian Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Treat yourself to this Vegan Hawaiian Buffalo Chicken Pizza with homemade crust, pineapple, red onion, and spicy buffalo sauce.

Four slices of Plant-based Hawaiian Buffalo \'Chicken\' Pizza.

Who else loves pizza as much as I do? My family can't get enough. We have pizza every week, from healthy options like this Chickpea + Veggie Gluten-Free Pesto Pizza to Buffalo Cauliflower Kale Grilled Pizza.

I've always loved cheese, but lately, I've been trying to reduce my dairy intake. So we started making more vegan pizzas, including this one with buffalo "chicken" and pineapple.

Despite being dairy-free, this pizza is ooey, gooey and so flavorful. It's made for the chicken and cheese lovers in your life. I promise they'll be coming back for seconds.

Unsliced Plant-based Hawaiian Buffalo \'Chicken\' Pizza on a wooden board.

Why You'll Love This Pizza Recipe

  • It's made with a fluffy (and super simple) homemade crust, so it's a true from-scratch recipe.
  • It has sweet, smoky and savory flavors from buffalo sauce, plant-based chicken and juicy pineapple.
  • It's 100% dairy-free and egg-free.
  • The recipe serves 8 people, so there's plenty of pizza for a crowd.

Wooden board topped with a Plant-based Hawaiian Buffalo \'Chicken\' Pizza.

How to Make Vegan Hawaiian Buffalo Chicken Pizza

The first step in this recipe is to make the pizza dough. This simple yeasted pizza dough doesn't have to rise, which makes this a fast and easy homemade pizza recipe.

Plant-based Hawaiian Buffalo \'Chicken\' Pizza cut into quarters.

Vegan Pizza Dough 

The key to making sure your crust gets crispy is to use a great pizza pan. I love the AirBake Pizza Pan, which can be found at Target!

In addition, make sure your oven is fully preheated before you place the pizza in. This helps the crust cook quickly and brown up nicely.

The dough itself is a simple mixture of:

  • All-purpose flour. Choose organic to make sure it's vegan.
  • Sugar or agave. This helps feed the yeast so your pizza crust rises well.
  • Olive oil. For tenderness and flavor.
  • Yeast to get that rise going.
  • Garlic powder for extra flavor

Closeup of a Plant-based Hawaiian Buffalo \'Chicken\' Pizza.

Hawaiian Buffalo Chicken Pizza Topping

While the crust bakes in the oven, you can quickly prepare the pizza topping.

All it takes is coating your plant-based chicken in a generous amount of buffalo sauce. Then add:

  • Vegan mozzarella. I like Miyoko's or Violife shredded mozzarella. 
  • Pineapple. You can use fresh or canned chunks, just be sure to drain it well.
  • Red onion. If you find red onion too strong, you can skip it or use scallions.
  • Kale, because it's always a good idea to add more greens to your meal, even pizza.

Plant-based Hawaiian Buffalo \'Chicken\' Pizza sliced into four pieces.

More Buffalo Recipes to Try


If you make this Vegan Hawaiian Buffalo Chicken Pizza recipe or any other recipe from us, be sure to tag us on Instagram at #Orchidsandsweettea so that we can share the love!

Closeup of a Plant-based Hawaiian Buffalo 'Chicken' Pizza.

Vegan Hawaiian Buffalo 'Chicken' Pizza

July 3, 2021
5 from 4 votes
This Vegan Hawaiian Buffalo Chicken Pizza is loaded with dairy-free cheese, plant-based chicken, kale, red onion, and pineapple chunks.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Serves: 8 servings



  • 2 ¾ cup Organic All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup WARM fresh water
  • 1 tablespoon Agave or organic cane sugar
  • 1 packett rapid-rise or instant yeast (That's 2 ¼ tsps!)
  • 1 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon finely-ground sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • 1-1 ½ lbs. plant-based chicken pieces (I use Daring Foods)
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • ½ medium purple onion, chopped
  • 1 cup organic kale, de-stemmed + chopped
  • 2 cups dairy-free Mozzarella shreds
  • 2 ½ cups Buffalo sauce, vegan-friendly (Divided)
  • finely-ground sea salt + black pepper to taste



  • In the bowl of an electric mixer (with a dough hook attachment), mix together the warm water, Agave (or sugar), olive oil, yeast, garlic powder, and sea salt (you might need to use a whisk to ensure that everything combines together well). Let is sit for at least 5 minutes, until yeast begins to activate and foam.
  • Slowly add the flour (on low speed!), until fully incorporated and a soft dough is formed. NOTE: if dough is too sticky, add ½ cup of additional flour at a time).
  • Now, increase the speed to medium-high and knead the dough for about 5 minutes in the mixer. 
  • Lightly grease the 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 and gently pinch the edges of the dough together to form the crust.


  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and be sure to use a great pizza pan to ensure that your crust is crispy and not soggy (**See Recipe notes for suggestion!**).
  • In a small saucepan, add 2 cups of the Buffalo sauce and season with salt + pepper, over medium-high heat until it begins to bubble, mixing occasionally, for about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add in the cooked plant-based chicken pieces (cooked according to packaging) and toss in sauce until fully coated.
  • Spoon the remaining ½ cup of Buffalo sauce over the top of the crust in the center and spread it out thinly and sprinkle the mozzarella cheese, then the remaining ingredients, ensuring that the plant-based chicken. Lightly brush the tops of the crust with extra virgin olive oil to ensure that it becomes a nice golden brown.
  • Gently transfer the pizza pie to the hot oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or so, until the cheese has melted (and becomes bubbly) and the crust is crispy and golden brown.
  • Once done, allow pizza to rest/cool for a few minutes (about 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, oregano, etc.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

  • PIZZA CRUST: For a crispy pizza (especially on the bottom), 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!
  • STORAGE: Leftover pizza is best kept tightly wrapped in foil paper, refrigerated for 3-4 days for optimal freshness.
  • HOMEMADE BUFFALO SAUCE (VEGAN + GF): To make your own buffalo sauce, Veganosity has a great recipe that is super easy!
  • SWEETENER: You can use maple syrup or vegan honey instead of Agave if preferred.


Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 3023mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 852IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 7mg


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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!

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