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Macro Friendly Buffalo Chicken Pizza (34g of Protein)

published: February 7, 2023

updated: October 23, 2023

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Be honest; did I have you at healthy pizza? If you’re like me, I love pizza, but I don’t eat it as often as I’d like because the nutritional value is honestly quite poor. With a high fat content and low protein, it’s just conducive to me hitting my macro targets when eaten consistently.

Enter our Healthy Buffalo Chicken Pizza. This 10-minute pizza is not only healthy but it’s also loaded with protein and so dang satisfying. Even my husband who’s very particular about his pizza raved about this one, which is how I knew we had a keeper!

And, if you're just getting started with macro tracking to hit those protein goals, be sure to check out our other buffalo chicken recipes, like this high protein buffalo chicken wrap recipe and this macro friendly buffalo chicken bowl recipe.


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3 Reasons Why You Will Love This High Protein Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe

  1. This healthy Buffalo Chicken Pizza recipe comes together in just 10 minutes and makes the perfect lunch or dinner.
  2. With 34g of protein per pizza, you’ll be fueled, filled, and ready to tackle the rest of your day.
  3. The mixture of the Buffalo Chicken and the slightly hot banana peppers makes this healthy pizza the perfect kick in the pants without being overly spicy. Plus, you can customize how much hot sauce you want!
ranch dressing on top of buffalo chicken pizza

Ingredients for Our Healthy Buffalo Chicken Pizza Lunch Recipe

  • Pulled chicken – I used pre-pulled chicken from Kroger, but you can pull your own or use regular chicken breast, canned chicken breast, etc.
  • Pita bread – I used Joseph’s
  • Mozzarella cheese – I used full fat, but you can use skim to save a few fat calories
  • Buffalo sauce – I used Frank’s, but any kind will do
  • Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing – Bolthouse is my favorite but any brand will do
  • Banana peppers – I went with the mild option, can omit
  • Cooking spray
ingredients for buffalo chicken pizza high protein

Kitchen Tools Required

  • Cooking sheet
  • Small frying pan
  • Measuring cups
  • Food scale (I like this one)
  • Spatula

How to Make Healthy Buffalo Chicken Pizza

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and spray both sides of your pita with cooking spray.
  2. Once preheated, add the pits to the oven on a cooking sheet and bake for 4-5 minutes, or until the pita begins to brown.
  3. Add your pulled chicken to a small frying pan and heat just to warm up – pulled chicken is already cooked. Once heated, add your desired amount of Buffalo sauce to the chicken and stir until the chicken is coated.
  4. Add the chicken to the top of the pita, then the banana peppers, then the cheese.
  5. Finish it off by drizzling ranch dressing over the top.
  6. Place the pizza in the oven for another 4-5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the edges of the pita are browned.
  7. Enjoy!
pulled chicken weighing
weighing cheese
weighing sauce
cooking buffalo sauce and chicken
pita bread
chicken on pita bread
high protein buffalo chicken pizza with cheese and peppers
holding high protein buffalo chicken pizza

Swaps or Alternatives

There are countless ways to alter this recipe to make it fit your preferences and needs.

If you prefer BBQ chicken over Buffalo, swap out the buffalo sauce for BBQ sauce. If you do this, you might want to omit the banana peppers and replace them with chopped onions. 

If you want to beef up your pizza, you can include a variety of different veggies like peppers, onions, tomatoes, etc. Feel free to add what you like and omit what you don’t!

Quick Tip(s)

Pay close attention to your pita while in the oven – they tend to get crispy quickly, so don’t overcook. You can easily make a handful of these healthy buffalo chicken pizzas for meal prepping, wrap them in foil, and store them in the refrigerator. Simply skip baking these after putting the toppings on and wait to bake them when you’re ready to eat.

Macros & Nutrition Information

MacrosNutrition
Calories285
Protein34g
Carbs14g
Fat13g

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Pizza (In Under 10 Minutes!)

Tami Smith
In 10 minutes or less, you will have yourself a delicious, satisfying meal that packs a powerful punch of taste without all the fat and calories offered by traditional pizza.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 285 kcal

Equipment

  • Small frying pan
  • Measuring cups
  • Food scale (I like this one)
  • Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • cup pulled chicken I used pre-pulled chicken from Kroger, but you can pull your own or use regular chicken breast, canned chicken breast, etc.
  • 1 pita bread I used Joseph’s
  • cup mozzarella cheese I used full fat, but you can use skim to save a few fat calories
  • Buffalo sauce to preference I used Frank’s, but any kind will do
  • 1 tbsp Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing Bolthouse is my favorite but any brand will do
  • Banana peppers to preference I went with the mild option, can omit
  • Cooking spray

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and spray both sides of your pita with cooking spray.
  • Once preheated, add the pits to the oven on a cooking sheet and bake for 4-5 minutes, or until the pita begins to brown.
  • Add your pulled chicken to a small frying pan and heat just to warm up – pulled chicken is already cooked. Once heated, add your desired amount of Buffalo sauce to the chicken and stir until the chicken is coated.
  • Add the chicken to the top of the pita, then the banana peppers, then the cheese.
  • Finish it off by drizzling ranch dressing over the top.
  • Place the pizza in the oven for another 4-5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the edges of the pita are browned.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Pita bread can overcook quickly – keep a close eye on it while it’s cooking!

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 34gFat: 13g
Keyword high protein, macro friendly, protein
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About the author, Tami Smith

Hi, I'm Tami, a certified macro coach, nutritionist and personal trainer! I love creating and sharing quick and easy macro-friendly recipes, and working out in my garage gym!

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