|Over-the-Top Buffalo Chicken Pizza with all the Fixin's|
|Can you see the crispy chicken skin cracklin's? They are those gorgeous golden-brown nuggets!|
|A Must: Garnishing with Fresh Minced Chives|
For the Roasted Chicken Breasts:
2 Chicken Breasts, Skin On & Bone In (reserve the chicken skin)
Salt & Pepper, To Taste
For the Crispy Chicken Skin Cracklin’s:
Reserved Chicken Skins, Partially Cooked & Dried
Vegetable Oil, For Frying
For the Buffalo Chicken Pizza:
Homemade Pizza Dough
Roasted Chicken, Cut into Cubes
Homemade Ranch Dressing
2C Sharp Yellow Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
1C Mozzarella, Shredded
Crumbled Bleu Cheese
Hot Buffalo Sauce, For Drizzling
Bacon Lardons, Cooked until Crispy
Crispy Chicken Skin Cracklin’s, Roughly Chopped
Fresh Chives, For Garnishing
Directions:1. For the Roasted Chicken Breasts: Wash and dry the chickens breasts and toss them in the olive oil and salt & pepper. Roast the chicken breasts in a pan in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Once they have cooled, remove the skin and press the skins between paper towels to dry them and remove excess moisture. Set these aside until you are ready to cook them. Roughly cut the roasted chicken into cubes, and then set it aside.
2. For the Crispy Chicken Skin Cracklin’s: Heat some vegetable oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add in the pressed, dried chicken skins and cook until they are golden brown and crispy, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Roughly chop the cracklin’s and set them aside.
3. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees and roll out half of the pizza dough as thinly as possible and place onto a large baking sheet (the other half can be used for another pizza).
4. Making the Pizza: Spread the homemade ranch dressing generously across the dough. Scatter the yellow cheddar on top of the ranch, and then sprinkle the top with the roasted chicken pieces. Lay the mozzarella on top of the chicken. Continue to layer on the crumbled bleu cheese and bacon lardons. Bake the pizza for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly. Remove from the oven and immediately garnish the pizza with a buffalo sauce drizzle, chicken cracklin’s, and fresh chives. Cut into squares or slices and serve immediately.