Is everyone who lives in the States ready for Super Bowl Sunday? We are ready to go with preparations beginning on Saturday. I started the Chocolate Coconut Cheesecake with Rum and we had this fabulous pizza! Today I am making a different version of a Buffalo Wing Pizza that I can’t wait to try. We use the Original Anchor Bar Buffalo Wings Sauce – this is an authentic wing sauce as many are rather questionable that claim to be Buffalo! During our travels we have been served “Buffalo Wings” and they were rather humorous. For the cooked chicken I shake them with medium sauce, which was a nice contrast to the blue cheese dressing that is meant to reduce the heat of the wing sauce. My husband likes his a bit hotter so he just added some Buffalo Wing sauce to his pizza – that is a great option if people like different levels of heat! The cheddar cheese is a nice compliment to the wing sauce – I used 2/3 cup since 1/3 was not enough but next time I would add a bit less cheese to showcase the Buffalo chicken. And don’t forget to add a bit of crumbled blue cheese when serving!
The below closeup picture shows the blue cheese sauce, the vegetables, and the Buffalo Wing chicken blends in with the cheddar cheese. I diced the carrots and celery small and they provide a nice crunch as if you were having chicken wings, blue cheese with carrots and celery. A popular staple in the Buffalo region! To learn more about how the Anchor bar discovered chicken wings click here and here. Their wikipedia page documents how Teressa Bellissimo discovered chicken wings back in the 1960’s – a story known by many Buffalonians. Teressa is credited with the creation of the dish when she deep-fried some wings and covered them in Frank’s RedHot hot sauce and butter. Back then chicken wings were not popular and often thrown away. She served them with blue cheese dip as an appetizer at the bar. They were initially offered for free. Now chicken wings are in demand around the country and can be expensive depending upon supply and demand. Every year in Buffalo we have a wings festival where different restaurants bring their best Buffalo Wing Sauce to win top honors and bragging rights!
I love how a cast iron skillet pizza looks coming out of the oven! This is a perfect healthier option for us by using a rotisserie chicken, dice the meat and shake in wing sauce that has 0 calories. Blue cheese dressing is excellent but keep it light!
10-inch Cast Iron Skillet
½ cup Light Blue Cheese Dressing
½ cup Carrots, diced
½ cup Celery, diced
4 ounces Cooked Chicken, cubed
1/3 to 2/3 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
Original Anchor Bar Buffalo Wing Sauce
Crumbled Blue Cheese for garnish
Whole Wheat Pizza dough – 14 ounces
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Season the cast iron skillet. Roll out pizza dough into desired size and place in the cast iron skillet. Let it rest for a few minutes. Add light blue cheese dressing as your sauce. Top with carrots and celery. Shake the cooked chicken in the Original Anchor Bar Buffalo Wing Sauce and add to the pizza. Top with cheddar cheese. Bake for about 20 to 25-minutes.
Top with crumbled blue cheese as the garnish and serve with extra blue cheese and Buffalo Wing Sauce to dip your pizza in!