Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Mini Pizzas

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Now that summer is officially over, days are becoming increasingly busier. That means that I am reliant on my fridge, freezer, and pantry to pull together quick and easy meals for busy weeknights. And Buffalo Chicken Mini Pizzas are a great way to spice up a weeknight! Using leftover chicken breast, refrigerated pizza dough, and shredded mozzarella cheese, these pizzas come together in no time. That is a weeknight chicken dinner winner!

These pizzas start with the chicken. I took some leftover chicken breasts (even a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket works here) and shredded some up into a bowl. I used about one cup for shredded chicken per mini pizza.

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Pour over some buffalo sauce and toss everything to combine.

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Pinch off an eighth of a ball of pre-made pizza dough–you can find this by the refrigerator section of your grocery store–and roll it out into an even disc. Portion the chicken mixture onto the pizza crust, leaving a half-inch border.

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Cover the chicken with grated mozzarella cheese.

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Pop the mini pizza into a preheated 450 degree oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.

Serve alongside some celery sticks for something cool. A fun, easy dinner that comes together in minutes!

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Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Mini Pizzas

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1 tablespoon buffalo sauce (I like Frank’s)
  • 2 oz shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/8 of a package of pre-made pizza dough
  • Celery sticks for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Lightly grease a small portion of a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough into an even layer. Place the pizza dough onto the greased section of the baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the shredded chicken and buffalo sauce–toss to combine.
  4. Place coated chicken onto the pizza dough, leaving a small border around the edge. Cover with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  5. Pop the cookie sheet into the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted. Serve alongside celery sticks!

Nutritional Information:

(1 pizza): Calories: 516 calories | Fat: 18gm | Saturated fat: 8gm | Carbohydrates: 28gm | Sodium: 1294mg | Fiber: 1gm | Protein: 55gm | Cholesterol: 141mg

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Catherine is a registered dietitian, whose love of all things food and cooking started during her study abroad in Italy. She believes that all foods fit into a healthy diet (even chocolate cake), food tastes better when you cook it yourself, and that a well-stocked pantry is a lifesaver. Check her out at Simply a (RD) Foodie.

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