Augie’s Piri Piri Buffalo Chicken Pizza and Calzone


My husband Augie loves, Pizza, football and Piri Piri hot sauce! For this year’s Super Bowl, I’m making him his favorite buffalo style pizza.

I use piri piri (Portuguese red pepper sauce) but you can use your favorite hot sauce as a substitute! Go Patriots! patriots helmetdsc05963


Piri Piri Buffalo Pizza


1 pound pizza dough

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 cups cooked cut up chicken

1 cup ricotta or cottage cheese

1/2 cup blue cheese salad dressing

1/4 cup ranch dressing 

1 and 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

2 tablespoons piri piri sauce or Tabasco sauce

Corn meal for dusting pan


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Sprinkle a sheet pan with a heavy dusting of corn meal. Roll out the dough to the length of your sheet pan. Brush the edges and the pizza dough with the olive oil. Mix the dressings and piri piri together in a small bowl. Spread the ricotta cheese mixture evenly over the dough, sprinkle with garlic powder and top with the chicken pieces. Top with the piri piri and dressing sauce.


Top with cheese and then sprinkle the rest of the piri piri sauce.  You can use a much as you like! The hotter the better!

To make a Calzone, roll up the pizza dough gently pinching all sides. Make a batch of extra piri piri sauce (1 tablespoon piri piri, 1/2 cup blue cheese and 1/4 cup ranch dressing) for dipping.

Cook on center oven rack, for about 15-20 minutes until golden brown.





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