Buffalo chicken is one of my favorite game-time indulgences, and I love to transform its flavors into something new, like a buffalo chicken dip and now a pizza with all of the same flavors. This tasty pie is topped with buffalo chicken, mozzarella, and Gorgonzola cheese, but it doesn't end there: the whole pizza gets topped with a shaved celery and parsley salad.
If you've never shaved your celery, don't worry: it's really easy. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the stringiness, and be sure to hang onto the leaves of the celery, since they are quite tender and add texture to the salad.
Alone, this pizza might be a little heavy but topped with shaved celery salad, it's lighter and even has a bit of a crunch. Score a touchdown with this pizza at your Super Bowl party when you get the recipe!
For pizza: For shaved celery salad: Serves four to six.
1 package of premade pizza or homemade pizza dough
2 shallots, finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cooked chicken breasts (roughly 1/2 pound), chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
1/2 cup Frank's RedHot sauce
1/4 cup cornmeal or flour
2 cups mozzarella, grated
1/4 cup blue cheese or Gorgonzola, crumbled
Salt and pepper for seasoning
1 bunch celery, washed, peeled, and finely chopped (inside leaves included)
1 bunch of parsley, stemmed and roughly chopped
5 tablespoons blue cheese or ranch dressing
For shaved celery salad:
Serves four to six.