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Buffalo Chicken Flatbread – Nourish Nutrition Blog

Buffalo Chicken Flatbread – Nourish Nutrition Blog

Buffalo chicken flatbread for one or two can be made in 15 minutes. It’s is tangy, spicy, and cheesy. It’s perfect for a quick dinner if you’ve got precooked chicken and a few random vegetables that need to be eaten up.

buffalo chicken flatbread with ranch next to pizza cutter

[This buffalo chicken flatbread recipe was originally posted in September 2020. It has been updated with cooking instructions, expert tips, FAQ, related recipes and ways to repurpose/use up ingredients]

Pizza or flatbread is a great way to use up foods in your fridge. Buffalo sauce adds a great flavor to a simple pizza recipe. Use traditional blue cheese or ranch dressing on this easy buffalo chicken flatbread.

I like to toss the chicken in hot sauce and add more after baking if I want it spicier. This helps keep the spice down before you’re able to taste it, and allows you to add more if desired. If you’re a big spicy fan, drizzle some on the flatbread too.

While this is called flatbread, use what you have/like: premade or homemade pizza dough, naan, flatbread, pita, etc would be a great base for this tasty meal.

Ingredients

Scroll down to the buffalo chicken flatbread recipe card for the amounts of each ingredient, but here’s a quick visual + description of what’s in this recipe.

buffalo chicken flatbread ingredients on table
  • Olive oil: Use it to sautee vegetables, if you want
  • Onion: sauteed onions are delicious on buffalo chicken flatbread
  • Flatbread: Use what you have on hand/access too. Premade or homemade pizza dough, flatbread, pita, naan all work.
  • Ranch/Blue Cheese Dressing: Again use what you prefer or have on hand. Both are creamy and pair nicely with buffalo sauce. This can be your pizza sauce, or you can use your hot sauce. Either works.
  • Chicken breast: Quickly cook up some chicken, or for even easier assembly, use precooked/leftover chicken.
  • Hot sauce: I’m lazy, so I just drizzle hot sauce on top to make it buffalo. Buffalo sauce usually is as simple as hot sauce + butter, but many recipes add vinegar or garlic/onion powder, etc. Choose a tasty hot sauce and call it good for ease.
  • Vegetables: Sauteed vegetables are tasty on this pizza. But no need to add them. It’s up to you.
  • Mozzarella, cheddar cheese: I like a combination of mozzarella and cheddar cheese with the sauce and hot sauce. A mild + medium flavored cheese would be great. Bleu cheese + cheddar or mozzarella would be delicious on buffalo chicken flatbread.

Instructions

Scroll down to the buffalo chicken flatbread recipe card for more detailed instructions. Here’s a quick overview + photos to see how to make this recipe in general.

uncooked buffalo chicken and vegetables on flatbread

1.Spoon ranch or blue cheese dressing on flatbread. Drizzle hot sauce on chopped chicken, toss until it’s coated. Distribute on flatbread.

(optional) Sautee sliced onions before cooking flatbread. Place small saucepan over medium-low heat, pour olive oil into pan, then add sliced yellow onions. Cook 5-10 minutes.

2. Add thinly sliced vegetables if desired. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and shredded cheddar cheese.

cooked pizza with vegetables, cheese, and chicken on it

3. Bake at 425 degrees for 7-10 minutes, or until cheese is browned and bubbly. Remove and slice. Drizzle ranch (or BBQ Ranch!) or bleu cheese over your buffalo chicken flatbread. Enjoy.

Storage/Reheating Tips

Store leftover buffalo chicken flatbread in an airtight container for about a week. Reheat in microwave, broil in the oven, Air Fryer, or toaster oven for crispy edges.

Substitutions/Tips

  • Use precooked or homemade pizza dough if you don’t have flatbread.
  • Use rotisserie or other precooked chicken.
  • Use Franks RedHot hot sauce or other hot sauce.
  • Empty your fridge and add whatever vegetables you have on hand (squash, onions, bell pepper, corn, etc) to add to this buffalo chicken flatbread.
  • Other great add-ins: crumbled blue cheese, red pepper flakes, sliced green onion, or cilantro

FAQ

Does buffalo chicken pizza have sauce?

Usually buffalo chicken flatbread or pizza has olive oil, ranch, or blue cheese dressing instead of tomato sauce. It tastes better with the buffalo sauce.

Why is it called buffalo chicken?

According to TIME magazine, buffalo chicken wings were developed by Teressa Bellassimo, of the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY. She served them, covered in her special sauce, with celery and blue cheese because that’s what she had on hand.

close up of pizza with chicken, vegetables and ranch

Other good pizza/flatbread recipes

Repurpose flatbread

  • Serve buffalo chicken flatbread toppings as a salad or wrap: add buffalo chicken, cheese, and vegetables over lettuce
  • Enjoy as a salad, or wrap in tortilla for a wrap. The ranch or blue cheese will be great over it.

What to do with leftover ingredients

When you’re cooking for one, you often have leftover produce, cans of whatever ingredient, etc. Here are a couple ideas on how to use up the leftover ingredients. It’ll help you save money by wasting fewer ingredients.

Did you make this buffalo chicken flatbread? Leave me a comment & rating to share how it turned out!

buffalo chicken flatbread with ranch on top

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Buffalo Chicken Flatbread

Buffalo chicken flatbread for one or two can be made in 15 minutes. It’s is tangy, spicy, and cheesy. It’s perfect for a quick dinner if you’ve got precooked chicken and a few random vegetables that need to be eaten up.

Course dinner, Lunch, main, Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Rebecca Clyde MS, RDN

Equipment

  • cutting board

  • knife

  • Small Saucepan

  • rubber spatula

  • Measuring cups, spoons

  • Pizza Cutter

  • small mixing bowl

  • baking sheet

Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon Olive oil
  • ¼ cup Sliced onions
  • 1 Flatbread
  • 2 tablespoons Ranch/Blue Cheese Dressing (or more if desired)
  • 1 cup Chopped chicken breast
  • 1+ tablespoon Hot sauce (or more if desired)
  • ½ cup Thinly sliced vegetables (optional)
  • ½ cup Mozzarella cheese sliced or shredded
  • 2 tablespoons Shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees. (optional) Sautee sliced onions before cooking flatbread. Place small saucepan over medium-low heat, pour ½ teaspoon olive oil into pan, then add ¼ cup sliced onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-10 minutes, or until soft and translucent.

  • Place flatbread on a baking sheet, spoon 2 Tablespoons of ranch or blue cheese dressing on flatbread. Drizzle 1+ Tablespoons hot sauce on 1 cup of chopped chicken, toss until it’s coated. Evenly distribute on flatbread. Add ½ cup thinly sliced vegetables if desired. Sprinkle ½ cup mozzarella cheese and 2 Tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese over chicken and vegetables.

  • Place flatbread in oven, bake for 7-10 minutes, or until cheese is browned and bubbly. Watch closely. Remove and slice. Drizzle ranch or blue cheese over pizza, add more hot sauce if desired. Enjoy.

Notes

  • Use precooked or homemade pizza dough, naan, pita, or other dough if you don’t have flatbread.
  • Use rotisserie or other precooked chicken.
  • Use Franks RedHot hot sauce or other hot sauce.
  • Empty your fridge and add whatever vegetables you have on hand (squash, onions, bell pepper, corn, etc)
  • Other toppings: crumbled bleu cheese, additional hot sauce, cilantro, or green onion.

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