Prior to our launch on Kickstarter in 2012, I was making a lot of pizza. Testing, educating and learning dough techniques on my new secret weapon, the ultra-conductive pizza stone, the Baking Steel. There was so much to do to prepare for the launch of the Baking Steel, which meant I couldn't always make the dough.
In a pinch for time, I would head to WholeFoods and pick up a couple of slabs of their pre-made pizza dough. It's certainly not the same as making our 72 hour dough recipe, yet still more flavorful and rewarding than ordering takeout. And it's a fraction of the cost. It's been almost a year since we last made whole foods pizza with our Baking Steel, it was time to go back to the well. If dough making is not your thing or you are under time restraints, Wholefoods certainly delivers.
When done right, a buffalo chicken pizza can really impress. All of the ingredients used were purchased during my Whole Foods trip. Let's get this party started.
1 whole foods pizza dough, these come in 1 lb. bags, divide to make two
4 oz. chicken legs (remove skin) , pre cook with buffalo sauce (we used Wing-Time medium buffalo wing sauce)
3 oz. whole foods pizza sauce
2 oz. grated low moisture mozzarella
1 oz. thinly sliced red onion
1 oz. fresh mozzarella
1 oz. crumbled blue cheese
1 oz. thinly sliced green onion
1. Place Baking Steel on top rack of your oven. Pre-heat to 500 degrees or on full throttle (Preheat 45 minutes-1 hr).
2. Stretch or roll out dough to a 12 inch cylinder, or any shape will do. Lightly flour your peel and place dough on top. I used a rolling pin, this dough tends to be challenging to stretch.
3. Pre-cook chicken in BBQ sauce, chefs choice.
4. Top pizza dough with tomato sauce, and evenly distribute chicken on top.
5. Launch onto your pre-heated Baking Steel and bake for 3-4 minutes.
5. Remove and add fresh and low moisture mozzarella, red onion and green onion.
6. Re-launch into oven on the Steel, bake till desired doneness.
7. Remove and sprinkle blue cheese crumbles and remaining green onion.
Slice and Serve