Buffalo Chicken Flatbread

By Erika on April 5th, 2013 / / 5 Comments

Buffalo Chicken Flatbread would be a great dinner with a green salad along side or add it to your game day buffet! This bubble and crispy flatbread is so yummy on its own, then when you top it with the tangy and spicy buffalo sauce and cheese… well, it’s divine!
 

Buffalo Chicken Flatbread
 
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Ingredients
For flatbread:
  • (you can also use store-bought pizza dough to make it easy)
  • 1 cup warm water (105 to115° F)
  • 2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
For the toppings:
  • 1 large chicken breast half
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ cup blue cheese crumbles
  • ½ cup freshly shredded jack cheese
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
For the buffalo sauce:
  • 1½ cups Frank’s Hot Sauce (or Louisiana Hot Sauce)
  • ½ stick butter
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Instructions
Make flatbread.
  1. In a small bowl, stir water, yeast, and sugar and olive oil until yeast is dissolved, about 5 seconds.
  2. Pour into the bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment. In a separate large bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Add to yeast mixture and mix on low speed until combined, about 30 seconds. Switch to dough hook and mix on medium speed until dough is elastic but still sticky, about 10 minutes.
  3. Lightly oil large bowl with vegetable oil. Gently shape dough into ball and transfer to bowl. Turn over several times to coat lightly with oil, then cover with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place (75°F to 80°F) until doubled in size, about 1 ½ hours.
  4. Liberally oil heavy baking sheet with vegetable oil. Lift dough from bowl and gently turn over several times to remove excess air. Shape into ball and place on a greased baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place )75°F to 80°F), about 30 minutes.
  5. On a floured surface, press and spread dough a nice large (and thin) round oval. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place (75°F to 80°F) until puffy, about 1½ hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
For the Chicken:
  1. In a heavy bottomed 12-inch skillet which has a lid, heat a small amount of oil over medium heat. (Swirl the oil to coat the entire inside of the skillet.) Place the dough to the skillet, and cook one side lightly to stiffen up before flipping it over with tongs, about two minutes. Repeat on second side. Place on pizza stone or baking sheet.
  2. Make the toppings (you can do this step during the last rise of the dough). Preheat oven to 475F. Heat grill pan.
  3. Lightly pound chicken breast to about ¼ inch thick. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. When grill is hot, add the chicken and cook until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. When chicken is done, remove to a cutting board and let sit for a few minutes. Dice chicken
  4. In a small sauce pan, melt the butter on medium heat. Once butter is melted, add the Frank’s Hot Sauce and red wine vinegar and mix well.
  5. Cover the partially-cooked flatbread with a thin layer of the buffalo hot sauce, leaving ¼ of the sauce to drizzle on top after flatbread has cooked .
  6. Then spread jack cheese evenly over buffalo sauce. Place diced chicken on the jack cheese. Finish the flatbread with the blue cheese crumbles and scallions.
  7. Place in oven to bake until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 10 minutes. Drizzle with remaining buffalo sauce.

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5 Responses

  1. Oh yum, this sounds so delicious!

  2. we are big buffalo chicken fans around here. I love this one!

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  4. Your pizza looks delicious. We’ll be out of town this upcoming weekend but then the following Saturday when we have our traditional make pizza night I’m trying your recipe out.

  5. Mona G. says:

    This looks so yummy…..I may not make my own flatbread, but I will make a pizza like this……