Buffalo Chicken Pizza (Paleo)

A small confession: this pizza is so delicious that I often eat it all in one sitting and feel zero guilt about it. Made with Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour, and some absolutely delicious Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce, this is the Buffalo Chicken Pizza that you’ve been dreaming of! The spiciness of the buffalo sauce is complemented by the sweetness of the caramelized onions, and the spinach and tomatoes bring an extra helping of fruits and veggies to your life. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this one!

While the ingredients in this pizza are all technically Whole30, I think we all can agree that pizza can be a barrier to what the program strives for – food freedom. I would definitely call this recipe a SWYPO on the Whole30 (IYKYK), so skip out on this and wait until you’re done with your Whole30 to try this one out! It’ll be worth the wait to have that food freedom, but should definitely be enjoyed only then!

I have another confession to make about the Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Flour: it took me over a year of being paleo to buy it. I passed it often in the store, checking and rechecking the ingredients. The Whole30 was so incredibly life changing for me that I was hesitant to try something that wasn’t Whole30 approved – but I’m so glad I did.

I will admit that this Paleo Flour is pricey, and that’s one of the reasons why I passed on it on many occasions. I already had all the ingredients in my pantry at home, so I felt like I could just throw together my own mix whenever I got a hankering for pizza. And that’s what I did often – found a few recipes online, tried it out, ate the pizza, and moved on with my life.

For about a year, putting together my own combination of nut flours completely worked for bread-like recipes, but after a year I honestly started looking for ways to cut down my time in the kitchen. I would come home from work so exhausted and have nothing to eat, and really wanted something quick to throw together. Enter Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Flour — IT. IS. SO. WORTH. THE. MONEY. (At least for me and my budget).

I don’t use it all the time, and don’t even use it for much more than pizza crusts, but it helps enormously when you’re just trying to get your life together and eat. Of course, you can still make your own pizza crust from whatever you have in your pantry, but for me, this was a lifesaver and one of my favorite treats to pull out on those long or just lazy days.

Additionally, Primal Kitchen’s Buffalo Sauce is incredibly versatile! I would highly recommend purchasing it, especially if you can find it at Costco. I’ve used it in this pizza recipe, have used it as salad dressing, and even a vegetable dip. And as an added bonus – it’s vegan AND spicy! So many things that are pre-packaged don’t offer enough of a punch for my taste, but the Buffalo Sauce from Primal Kitchen certainly does!

How to make Buffalo Chicken Pizza

You don’t need a ton of ingredients for this pizza, but there are some specialty items that I love. If you’re willing to spend a little more money on some things, I would recommend them! Otherwise, feel free to substitute any of your favorite brands/recipes for both the pizza crust and buffalo sauce.

I normally skip out on many of the pre-made paleo food items, but both Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour and Primal Kitchen’s Buffalo Sauce are two things I will spend the extra money on.
  • Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • eggs
  • water
  • Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce
  • red onion
  • tomato
  • spinach
  • olive oil
  • precooked chicken

First, preheat your oven according to the instructions on the Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour bag (350° F).

Chop your red onion into longer strands. Heat some olive oil in a pan over medium heat and add in your onions. Once the onions have started to cook, turn the heat down to low-medium. The goal is to have them cook completely until they are caramelized, but not to burn them. It should take about 15 minutes, so keep an eye on them and continue to stir the onions while you prepare the pizza dough.

You can add whatever veggies you’d like to this tasty paleo Buffalo Chicken Pizza, but I would highly recommend the caramelized onions, tomatoes, and spinach to get some extra veggie boost!

Using the instructions on the bag of Bob’s Red Mills Paleo Flour, make the pizza dough. It calls for salt, baking soda, eggs, water, and olive oil. Once you’ve created the dough and roll it out (do NOT skip the parchment paper on this one! I’ve tried a few times and have always failed!), place it in the oven for the first few minutes. Continue to check in on your caramelized onions and stir them.

While the pizza crust is baking, chop some spinach and tomatoes to put on your pizza, and dice your precooked chicken. I personally will use left over chicken that did not get used for salads, but whatever chicken you have on hand is great.

Paleo Buffalo Chicken Pizza heats up nicely in the air fryer for later!

Once the pizza crust is out of the oven, add some of the Primal Kitchen buffalo sauce. Add your caramelized onions, chopped chicken, spinach, and tomatoes. Top with some more buffalo sauce (if you like it extra saucy!) and place it back in the oven for the remaining 5-7 minutes.

Once the pizza is done, remove and serve immediately! You can easily heat up this pizza in both the microwave and Air Fryer to have as leftovers!

Buffalo Chicken Pizza (Paleo)

This spicy pizza is easy to throw together on a weeknight, and uses both Bob's Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour and Primal Kitchen's Buffalo Sauce!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 350 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, separated
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 cup Primal Kitchen's Buffalo Sauce

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Chop your red onion. Add 1 of the tbsp of olive oil to a pan heated over medium heat, and then add your onions. After about 5 minutes, turn the heat down to low-medium, and keep an eye on them. You want them to cook down as much as possible without them burning.
  • Prepare the pizza crust from the instructions on the Bab's Red Mill Paleo Flour bag (definitely use the parchment paper!)
  • Place your pizza crust in the oven. Continue to keep an eye on your onions.
  • Chop your spinach and tomato.
  • Once your pizza crust has baked, remove it from the oven and add most of the Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce, setting some aside. Use a spoon or spatula to evenly distribute the sauce.
  • Add your caramelized onions, spinach, and tomato to the pizza. Add any remaining Buffalo Sauce (and any extra you'd like!)
  • Place the pizza back in the oven for the remaining 5-7 minutes. Remove and serve! The pizza is best reheated in an Air Fryer.
Keyword buffalo, chicken, pizza, red onion, spicy, spinach, tomato

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