After a long harsh winter, it is finally spring! Yes it is a bit rainy and damp – but at least it is not snowing! This time of year is still a good time for comfort-food! And pizza is on the top of my list for comfort food! I have a few more cast iron skillet pizza recipes to post – this version I made as part of our Super Bowl weekend – but it would be delicious at any time! In Buffalo chicken wings are very popular but they are not too good for you from a health perspective. This is a great alternative since the chicken is not deep-fried but yet is shaken in the wonderful original Buffalo wing sauce! There is no other wing sauce for me except the Original Anchor Bar sauce. The Anchor Bar, located in Buffalo, original owners are typically given credit with making chicken wings popular! Click here to go to the Anchor Bar website. Click here for an article with a bit more history about chicken wings!
I love using the Original Anchor Bar Buffalo Wing Sauce instead of the traditional pizza sauce. Use whatever heat you like and consider serving extra wing sauce and blue cheese sauce on the side. Or better yet drizzle more wing sauce or blue cheese sauce on the pizza once it comes out of the oven! With this pizza there is no need to serve carrots and celery on the side since it is part of the pizza! This version is fun to make and even more fun to eat!
Below are a few pictures of assembling this pizza. I start with a pre-made whole wheat pizza dough from Wegmans (our local grocery store) to save a bit of time. Since the dough is kept in the refrigerator, just leave it at room temperature for about 30-minute to rise. The warmer the dough the easier it is to form to the cast iron skillet. Then layer on the ingredients and go heavy on the carrots and celery!
10-inch Cast Iron Skillet
¼ cup Original Anchor Bar Buffalo Wing Sauce
½ cup Carrots, sliced thin
½ cup Celery, sliced thin
4 ounces Cooked Chicken, cubed
⅓ to ⅔ cup Mixed Pizza Cheese, shredded
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 Original Anchor Bar Buffalo Wing Sauce as the sauce. Top with carrots and celery. Shake the cooked chicken in Original Anchor Bar Buffalo Wing Sauce and add to the pizza. Top with mixed pizza cheese. Bake for about 20 to 25-minutes.
Top with crumbled blue cheese as the garnish and serve with extra blue cheese and Original Anchor Bar Buffalo Wing Sauce to dip your pizza in!