Healthified Buffalo Chicken Pizza {with Avocado spread}



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On Friday Trey and I went to a show at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret which by the way I HIGHLY recommend. Lannie’s is located underground in the historic D&F Clocktower in the heart of downtown Denver. Sexy, sensual decor, cocktails, and raunchy entertainment is what makes this a fun outside-the-box activity whether you’re with your other half or your girls.

I knew the show started at 8 so I needed to make a dinner that was quick and easy but still healthy. I looked in my freezer and saw frozen Trader Joe’s pizza dough and immediately knew I wanted to create some sort of yummy ‘za. But what kind?

Chicken… check.
Buffalo sauce… check.
Celery… check.
Avocado… check.

Avocado? Why avocado you ask. Well – first and foremost, avocado is the shit. Secondly, avocado is the secret ingredient that makes this pizza so damn good. I used the avocado to create a spread and that’s what makes the “sauce.” Genius, right? The avocado not only acts as a healthy fat but it can also balance the heat from the buffalo sauce and sooth your tastebuds.

Please note that when I make pizza I never measure ingredients out. I wing it for the most part so I apologize for the lack of specificity but use your best judgment and most importantly create it to satisfy YOUR taste and YOUR appetite!

INGREDS
+ 2 chicken breasts (cooked and finely cubed/chopped)
+ Trader Joe’s pizza dough (I used the garlic herb type)
+ Flour for dough
+ 2 avocados (enough to create the spread sauce to cover entire base of pizza)
+ Salt and pepper to taste
+ Celery, chopped
+ Red onion, thinly sliced
+ Buffalo sauce (such as Frank’s)
+ 2-3 tablespoons mozzarella or provolone cheese, shredded

DIRECTIONS
+ Prepare the chicken. Cook chicken, following these kick ass instructions from The Kitchn. Seriously, this gives you the most moist, juicy, and flavorful chicken EVERY TIME. It’s fool proof too!
+ Once chicken breasts are cooked, finely chop/cube the chicken and transfer into a bowl.
+ Add buffalo sauce to chicken (to desired taste) and stir to combine.
+ Prepare the pizza crust. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease your pizza pan. This is the pan I have.
+ Sprinkle a little flour over dough, knead it into a ball and use a rolling pin to mold crust into your desired pizza pan.
+ Place prepared dough in oven and bake until it starts to bubble and becomes a light golden color, about 5 minutes or so – but keep an eye on it – and use your oven light!
+ Remove and flip crust over so the bottom crispy side is now on top.
+ Cut your avocados in half and transfer flesh into a small bowl.
+ Mash avocado until mostly smooth – a few chunks are fine if you like.
+ Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
+ Spread avocado spread onto the crust to create the “sauce.”
+ Top your pizza with chopped celery, sliced onion, buffalo chicken, and cheese. Repeat until all toppings are used.
+ Bake for 20-30 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

This is a perfect meal before going out, as long as you don’t outdo yourself in slices. I stuck with one and a half slices. Makes for great leftovers too! I promise it’ll be a big hit with your loved one, friends, and family.

xx



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