Buffalo Chicken Beer Bread Pizza

Spicy buffalo chicken and three kinds of cheese give a kick to a homemade beer bread pizza crust.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Crust

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon sugar
1
package regular active dry yeast
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon coarse (kosher or sea) salt
3/4
cup lager beer, such as a Boston lager, warmed to 105°F
2
tablespoons olive oil

Buffalo Chicken Topping

1/4
cup Buffalo wing sauce
2
tablespoons lager beer, such as a Boston lager
1
tablespoon butter, melted
1 1/2
cups chopped cooked chicken
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
1
cup shredded provolone cheese (4 oz)
1/3
cup crumbled blue cheese
2
tablespoons sliced green onions (2 medium)
  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. In medium bowl, mix 1 cup of the flour, the sugar, yeast, baking powder and salt. Stir in 3/4 cup beer and the oil. Beat with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on High speed 1 minute. Stir in remaining 1 cup flour to make a soft dough.
  • 2 On lightly floured surface, knead dough until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Cover; let rest 30 minutes.
  • 3 Spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray. On cookie sheet, press dough into 14x10-inch rectangle; prick with fork. Bake about 10 minutes or until edges just begin to turn brown.
  • 4 While crust is baking, in medium bowl, mix wing sauce, 2 tablespoons beer and the melted butter. Add chicken, and toss to coat.
  • 5 Remove crust from oven. In small bowl, mix shredded mozzarella and provolone cheeses. Sprinkle crust with 1 cup of the cheese mixture. Top with chicken mixture; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese mixture and the blue cheese. Return to oven; bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is deep golden brown. Sprinkle with green onions.

Expert Tips

Add 1/4 cup chopped celery to the top of the pizza for an additional freshness.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
1210mg
1210%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
40%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.