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Papa John’s Copycat ~ Buffalo Chicken Pizza

I love buffalo chicken anything.

Yes, I do love going to Hooter’s for some HOT boneless buffalo wings, fried pickles and a cold beer or two.

Julie¬†instagrammed a Papa John’s buffalo chicken pizza one evening and I immediately knew a large flat box housing one of these would make it’s way through our front door not too soon after that.

Enter the day before our mud run and an excuse to carb load…

It was yum.

I can or cannot say if the carbs in it helped or hindered my performance in the mud run, but that’s not important.

Weeks later, my friend Richelle, made one on a Boboli crust and also tormented her followers by posting it on IG.

Last night I grabbed the essentials and whipped one up for us…

Here’s what you’ll need on your shopping list:

Refrigerated pizza dough in a tube, Trader Joe’s awesome dough, or a Boboli or the like {I used the [compare to Boboli] thin crust two to a package brand from Albertson’s}

Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing

Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce

Mozzarella or cheese of choice {I used half mozz and half colby jack}

Cooked chicken, chopped {I used 4 grilled tenderloins}

Red onion slices

Tomato, chopped

Blue Cheese crumbles

Cilantro, chopped

Spread about a tablespoon each of dressing and Frank’s sauce onto your pizza dough. {If you use a dough that is not already cooked, please follow directions on package before adding your toppings and follow cooking instructions} I was trying to keep it semi-low cal, but you can add as much or as little {sauce} as the base to your pizza. Then add your cheese. I used about 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella and 1/4 cup colby jack…again as much or as little cheese as you wish. Scatter the red onion, tomato and whatever other veggies you’d like to include. Toss the chicken in a little more Frank’s sauce and then spread it around. Add just a bit of blue cheese crumbles before popping in the oven. I baked ours for about 8 minutes based on package directions. Remove from oven and drizzle with more Frank’s and/or Ranch and sprinkle with cilantro confetti before slicing and enjoying!

Wish I could say I only ate these two pieces…….