There is nothing in this world that pizza (and chocolate) can’t solve. So when Ryan and I get pizza cravings, we happily give in. And this Paleo buffalo ranch chicken pizza is simple to make and delicious to eat!
Pizza is basically it’s own food group in our home, and I’m sure yours. It’s got all the things to make it a balanced meal including healthy fats, carbs, vegetables and protein! I know Ryan and I could eat pizza every single day of the week so it’s fun to switch up the toppings to keep it from getting boring.
When I first eliminated gluten, grains and dairy from my diet I gave up pizza too. Six years ago it was impossible to recreate pizza and not be disappointed that it didn’t taste like a “real” pizza. I’m also a born and raised New Yorker and grew up with the best tasting pizza ever, so my standards are pretty damn high and nearly impossible to meet. But over the years I have created some pretty incredible tasting pizza and haven’t craved my old greasy, oily, cheesy dollar slice pizza!
And since Super Bowl Sunday is coming up, I decided to make a pizza that any football fan would love to eat the day of the big game!
Super Bowl Sunday Eats
Football is a really big deal in our home. Ryan is a huge New England Patriots fan and when the Patriots are playing during the season, it’s like a national holiday. Super Bowl is not just about the big game, but also the big eats. And typical Super Bowl food is as greasy, fattening, oily and far from healthy. Ryan and I have always loved a big bowl of chili, or wings, or slow cooker stews. This year, we’re going to be making pizza! And why not make a pizza that basically puts chicken wings on it, including the hot sauce and ranch! Just missing a side of celery and carrot sticks!
Paleo Buffalo Ranch Chicken Pizza
So if I’m not eating dairy and gluten how did I make a football pizza that I can eat and certainly enjoy? It’s made with Simple Mills Pizza Dough Mix which is made with almond flour, flax meal, cauliflower and a few other simple ingredients. All I had to do was add water, apple cider vinegar and avocado oil. It doesn’t get easier than that! Than I topped the dough with Raos Arrabbiata Sauce, roasted chicken marinated in Primal Kitchen Foods Ranch Dressing, Kite Hill Ricotta Cheese, Primal Palate super gyro seasoning blend, and Tango Chile Sauce.
Even Ryan said, “This tastes good. Is there anymore?” So that’s how I know it was good! And it will definitely be on our Super Bowl Sunday menu and many football Sunday’s to follow!
20 minPrep Time
1 hrCook Time
1 hr, 20 Total Time
- 1 box Simple Mills pizza dough mix
- 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. oil
- 6 Tbsp. water
- 6 oz. chicken
- 1/2 cup Raos arrabbiata sauce
- 1/4 cup Kite Hill ricotta cheese
- 2-4 Tbsp. Primal Kitchen Foods ranch dressing
- 2 Tbsp. Tango Chile sauce
- 1 Tbsp. Primal Palate super gyro blend
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease a pan (9x9 or pizza pan)
- Cook the pizza dough according to the directions on the box (cook for the first 5 minutes only up until adding the toppings). Remove from the oven and set aside.
- On a baking sheet, place the chicken breasts, season with super gyro blend, and bake in the oven for 35 minutes.
- Once the chicken is cooked, remove from the oven and place on a cutting board. Cut the chicken into 1 inch cubes and place in a bowl.
- In the bowl with the chicken add the Primal Kitchen ranch dressing. Mix and coat each piece of chicken in the dressing.
- On top of the pizza dough, top it with the sauce, using the back of a spoon to spread it from the center to the edges, leaving room for a crust!
- Next, top the dough with the cubed chicken.
- Using a tsp and add dollops of kite hill ricotta cheese on top of sauce in between the chicken pieces.
- Place the pizza in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and drizzle with the Tango chile sauce.
- Let it cool for about 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.