Buffalo Chicken Pizza Braid

Buffalo Chicken Pizza Braid

 

 

 

This Pizza Braid has it all!
It’s buttery.
The chicken is tender and juicy.
The cheese and Buffalo sauce are ooey, gooey, delicious!
My husband and I could have easily finished the whole Pizza Braid ourselves! But, because we have self control, we left one tiny slice left. Hey. It’s something.
This recipe will be one we repeat often! It’s especially perfect during the football season!

Ingredients:
1/4 cup Buffalo Wing Sauce
2 cups Chicken, cooked
1/2 cup Roasted Red Pepper, jarred
Pizza Dough
1/4 cup Blue cheese
2 cups Mozzarella cheese
1 Tbsp Butter, melted
Blue Cheese Dressing (optional)

Instructions:
Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Roll out pizza dough into a rectangular shape on parchment paper, and place onto 14x5-inch cookie sheet. On the right and left sides cut 2” deep slits that are about 1” apart, starting from the top and moving to the bottom. The slits can be horizontal or on a slight angle - either way will work.

From the top to the bottom of the center portion of the Pizza Dough, start layering the Buffalo Wing Sauce, Chicken, Mozzarella, Blue Cheese, and Roasted Red Pepper. Fold the top of Pizza Dough down over the filling. Then, moving down the dough, alternately folding over the right and left sides of the slits. Seal the slits as they meet in the center by pinching the dough.

Before folding over the bottom two slits, fold up the bottom piece of dough over the filling, and then fold the last left and right bottom slits. Make sure everything is sealed by pinching portions of dough together as needed so that the filling won’t seep through any openings during the cooking process. Brush melted butter over the top of the pizza braid.

Place in preheated oven and allow to cook for 15-18 minutes, or until the top is lightly toasted brown. Allow Pizza Braid to sit on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes to help set. Then, carefully move the Pizza Braid onto a cutting board, and allow to cool for another 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with Blue Cheese Dressing on the side!

Shari Ebach

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