The Buffalo Chicken Pizza at CPK was a treat. It was just spicy enough, had a great crust, and the best sauce for dipping. It was a ranch blue cheese dipping sauce that was perfect to cool off your mouth. I tried to recreate a version, and I have to say, this version is pretty delicious.
My son’s favorite restaurant is California Pizza Kitchen. When given the option, it is always his first choice. I can think of worse places to have to go when my children are given the option of where we eat. The last time we visited CPK, we were alarmed. They took our favorite pizza off of the menu! The Buffalo Chicken Pizza at CPK was a treat. It was just spicy enough, had a great crust, and the best sauce for dipping. It was a ranch blue cheese dipping sauce that was perfect to cool off your mouth. I tried to recreate a version, and I have to say, this version is pretty delicious. I did not make the dipping sauce, but next time, I will give it a go. It satisfied our Buffalo Chicken Pizza craving and cost significantly less than the CPK version.
I also used a Boboli crust because I was in a hurry to get dinner ready. It works in a pinch, but I much prefer a homemade crust. If you are using a Boboli, give it a little toast before you add the sauce and toppings.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza Ingredients //
- pizza crust (storebought or homemade)
- 2 cooked chicken breasts, cubed
- 1/2 cup hot sauce (I like Franks’s)
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 2 Tablespoons melted butter
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon grill seasoning
- 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese
- 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1 grated carrot
- 1 celery stick, chopped
- 3 green onions
How to Make // The Steps
Make the sauce by melting the butter and combining the hot sauce, tomato sauce, honey, Worcestershire sauce, and grill seasoning.
I used a store-bought pizza crust because I was crunched on time. I also used a pre-shredded cheese mix. It was still delicious.
Spread some of the sauce on the pizza crust. Add some of the chicken.
Top with the Monterey Jack cheese.
Add grated carrot, celery, and green onions.
Scatter some blue cheese on the top.
Bake in a preheated 450-degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes. The cheese will be melted and the crust will be brown.
Slice and serve.
Monday 19th of October 2015
This pizza looks incredible! I simply can't wait to try this! ... So pretty with all of the bright colors.
Tuesday 27th of October 2015
This is a favorite at my house.
Sunday 28th of April 2013
Bree, I tried this one at home recently and my husband and I absolutely fell in love with it.The buffalo sauce is incredibly delish and so simple to prepare. Thanks for the recipe.
Monday 29th of April 2013
I love this recipe too and so glad that you do too.
Tuesday 20th of December 2011
Looks great with your photos! I think I will making this soon - of course not until after the holidays with all cooking already going on, but I just stumbled upon your site and thought this looked really great and easy so the kids will love it I know.
Thursday 22nd of December 2011
Saturday 22nd of October 2011
your photography is gorgeous!
Sunday 23rd of October 2011
thank you Amanda!
Thursday 13th of October 2011
Wow!! looks so delicious. I've never seen pizza with so much colors... so light... so mouth watering. This is such a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing.
Saturday 15th of October 2011