buffalo chicken rice crust pizza


This recipe delivers all the buffalo chicken pizza flavor you love, wrapped in a healthy and unique rice crust. Perfect for 6 hungry individuals, it’s ready in just over an hour and boasts 26g of protein per slice!

buffalo chicken rice crust pizza

Buffalo Chicken Rice Pizza features

  • High protein: Each slice delivers a hefty 26 grams of protein, which can support muscle growth and repair, satiety, and bone health.
  • Lower in calories and fat: Compared to traditional pizza crusts, the rice crust offers a leaner option with fewer calories and fat.
  • Rice crust offers some fiber: Brown rice adds some fiber to the equation, aiding digestion and gut health.
  • Customizable toppings: You can control the overall healthfulness by choosing nutritious toppings like lean protein, vegetables, and low-fat cheese.
buffalo chicken rice crust pizza


Indulge in guilt-free buffalo chicken pizza magic! This unique rice crust version packs 26g protein per slice and is ready in just over an hour. Customize with your favorite toppings and enjoy a healthier take on a classic favorite!sharemore_vert
Cook Time 1 hour
0 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Party Food
Cuisine American, Healthy Comfort Food
Servings 6 slices
Calories 373 kcal


  • Blender or food processor
  • Mixing bowl


For the Rice Crust:

  • 2 cups cooked basmati rice (brown rice works too!)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Buffalo Chicken:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • Salt, garlic powder, onion powder to taste

  • ½ onion, diced
  • 5 tablespoons chicken broth
  • ¼ cup heaping hot sauce (adjust according to your spice preference)
  • ½ cup heavy cream

For Assembly:

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh chopped parsley (optional)
  • Extra drizzle of Sriracha (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Make the Rice Crust: Blend the cooked rice, eggs, cheese, and water in a food processor until smooth and thick. Spread the mixture evenly on the baking sheet to form a 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick round pizza. Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Carefully remove the parchment paper.
  • Prepare the Buffalo Chicken: Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt, garlic powder, and onion powder, then cook for 5 minutes per side. Add the onions and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Simmer the Sauce: Pour in the chicken broth, hot sauce, and heavy cream. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, or until thickened.
  • Assemble and Bake: Spread the buffalo chicken mixture over the baked rice crust. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake for another 5 minutes, or until melted and bubbly.
  • Serve and Enjoy! Garnish with fresh parsley and an extra drizzle of Sriracha, if desired.


  • Use leftover cooked rice for a quicker prep time.
  • Feeling adventurous? Add other toppings like vegetables, blue cheese crumbles, or red onion slices.
  • For a lighter version, use low-fat cheese and skim milk instead of heavy cream.
  • This recipe is freezer-friendly! Assemble the pizza without baking, freeze it for up to 3 months, and bake straight from frozen when ready.


  • Additional topping ideas: Mention other veggies, cheeses, or sauces that pair well with the buffalo chicken.
  • Substitutions: Suggest alternatives for ingredients like the type of rice, milk, or hot sauce.
  • Storage and reheating tips: Share how to store leftover pizza and the best way to reheat it for optimal texture.
  • Personalization tips: Mention how to adjust spice level, crust thickness, or cheese amount to individual preferences.
Keyword Buffalo chicken pizza, Healthy pizza recipe, High-protein pizza, Rice crust pizza
Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 372
% Daily Value *
Sodium 598mg25%
Total Carbohydrate 17g6%
Protein 26g52%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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