This recipe is perfect for those who love the spicy kick of buffalo sauce and the savory flavor of chicken. The combination of crispy flatbread and creamy ranch dressing creates a satisfying and satisfyingly tasty treat that is easy to make at home.
It's also a great choice for a party or a quick and easy dinner on a busy weeknight. Whether you're hosting a game day party or looking for a delicious and satisfying meal, this buffalo chicken flatbread pizza is sure to be a hit with everyone.
I love pizza - in fact, I regularly make my own deep-dish pizza - but I enjoy this because it's pizza, but not pizza, at the same time! We love wings in our house too, and often make them in the air fryer when watching football and hockey games, but they can be a pain to fry and there's always a lot of cleanup.
This recipe gets you all the flavors of hot wings, in a nice hand-held format with very little cleanup. In my book, that's a win-win.
Looking for more pizza variations? Try my pizzadillas!
Think of chicken wings, and you can probably guess everything that goes into this recipe.
- Buffalo wing sauce
- naan bread
- Colby Jack cheese
- ranch dressing
- green onions
That's everything! Pretty simple, right?
In this recipe we're using chicken that's already been cooked and diced. That's something I like to do regularly on Sunday, so we have it for recipes throughout the week. It's also easy to add to salads. Here's the recipe I use for perfect cooked chicken breasts.
Making these flatbread pizzas is more assembly than anything else. Watch how simple the process is:
Step 1 - Toss diced chicken in Buffalo wing sauce to coat.
Step 2 - Place flat bread on baking sheet and top with shredded cheese.
Step 3 - Add Buffalo-coated chicken on top, then bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
Step 4 - Top with green onions remaining buffalo sauce and ranch dressing.
Feel free to play around with substitutions on this dish; it's easy to put your own spin on it. Prefer blue cheese to ranch? Go for it.
Red onions are nice, either fresh or grilled, and can take the place of green onions. You could even used my pickled red onions for a surprise flavor. You could use grilled firm tofu in place of the chicken; if you want a vegetarian or vegan dish, though, make sure to check the ingredients on everything you use.
You don't need much in the way of equipment either. A baking sheet to hold the flatbread, a bowl for mixing, and your oven is pretty much all you need! If you want the best presentation, you can also use squirt bottles for the extra Buffalo sauce and dressing, so you can more easily drizzle each one across the finished pizza.
You could store any leftovers for the next day, but the bread may get a little soggy in the refrigerator. It's certainly better than throwing away perfectly good food, just don't make too much and plan to save it.
I haven't tried to freeze it, so your mileage may vary on that one.
Buffalo wings are named for Buffalo, New York, where the flavors were originally created. The sauce consists of vinegar, hot pepper, and other spices.
When you order Buffalo wings at a restaurant, you can usually get them in a range from mild to very spicy. This recipe's heat will depend on the sauce you get. If you want to use a Buffalo sauce you've never tried before, you may want to taste it before you make the entire recipe with it.
Naan is a flatbread that originated in Asia. If you've ever eaten at an Indian restaurant, you've probably tasted it. It's just a bread and doesn't tend to have other flavors, unless you specifically get a flavored one such as garlic naan.
Buffalo Chicken Flatbread
- 1 bowl for mixing
- 1 cup chicken cooked and diced
- ⅓ cup Buffalo wing sauce divided
- 2 slices naan bread
- 1½ cups shredded Colby jack cheese
- 4 tablespoons ranch dressing
- 2 tablespoons green onions thinly sliced
- Preheat your oven to 375 °F
- Toss diced chicken in ¼ cup Buffalo wing sauce to coat.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat
- Place both pieces of flatbread on the baking sheet, and top with shredded cheese.
- Divide the chicken coated in buffalo sauce and place on top of the cheese.
- Bake flatbreads in oven for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from oven, then drizzle with remaining hot sauce and ranch dressing.
- Slice and serve!
🦺 Food safety
The main thing to be concerned about with safety and health in this dish is the chicken. Make sure your chicken is thoroughly cooked before you put it on the flatbread. Chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit before it can be safely consumed.