Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Paleo Buffalo Chicken Pizza!

The other day, my good friend Sarah suggested I eat a pizza (the non-paleo variety I assume). This triggered a major pizza craving (thanks a lot Sarah), and while I love a good standard slice of pie, one of my favorite types of za is buffalo chicken pizza. Just thinking about the hot buffalo sauce and creamy cheese had me drooling so I had to create a paleo alternative.

This pizza recipe is broken up into three portions: almond meal pizza crust, buffalo chicken, and ranch ghee. Total prep and cook time should add up to around 30 minutes and everything is super easy! Hope you enjoy!!

Disclaimer: Frank's Red Hot Sauce is primarily made with aged cayenne pepper and distilled vinegar. See Cavegirl Tiffany's dish on vinegar here.

Paleo Pizza Crust                            Buffalo Chicken
2 cups almond meal                          1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast -1" strips
2 eggs                                               3/4 cup Frank's Red Hot Original
2 tsp olive oil                                    1 tbsp coconut oil

Combine all pizza crust ingredients in a bowl and knead together to a dough consistency. Add some more almond meal to reach the appropriate texture. Spread out the dough on a lined baking sheet or pizza pan to about 1/4" thickness in the center, and about 1/2" for crust. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes.

While the crust is baking,  cook chicken breast strips in a pan over medium high heat with 1tbsp olive oil. In a small bowl, whisk together the Frank's Red Hot and coconut oil. Once the chicken is no longer pink, remove from heat and toss in the buffalo sauce.

While the crust is baking and your chickens soaking up the buffalo sauce, whisk up some paleo ranch ghee. Using the basic herb butter (ghee) template, I combined 2 tbsp ghee with the juice of a lemon, 1/2 tsp each of dried parsley, dill weed, and onion flakes, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, and 1/8 tsp ground pepper.
After baking the crust for 15 minutes, remove from the oven and spread some grated cauliflower (optional), the buffalo chicken, and drizzles of the ranch ghee. Bake the assembled pizza for 10 minutes.


Alyssa said...

My "ranch" did not come out with this white color...any suggestions or further instruction? I melted my ghee...was that wrong? The added my herbs. Ghee is a whole new thing to me :)

jenn said...

Hi Alyssa!
No need to melt you ghee, it should be soft enough to mix into the herb and juice mixture... this should maintain the color and texture. Here is our original herb butter ghee recipe for reference:

Hope this helps!