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Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe & Our Menu for the Week! – Frugal Novice

Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe & Our Menu for the Week!

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We eat chicken a lot in our house, mainly because I’m the one who plans our meals. We have beef probably once a week (sometimes less) but never fish. I hate seafood, and I know I need to work on that if I’m wanting to encourage the boys to eat well! Any recommendations for seafood options I might be able to tolerate? I don’t want anything even remotely fishy tasting. (Nooooo, I’m not picky at all…)

I wasn’t too creative with this week’s menu plan – but I do have two recipes to share with you for things we really love – buffalo chicken pizza and homemade guacamole.

Monday: Grilled chicken salad with cucumber & carrots – it’s a Monday, what can I say? I wanted something easy!

Tuesday: Buffalo chicken pizza with carrots & celery – When we get wings at one of our favorite places, they serve raw veggies with them, so I think it’s a good fit to have with this pizza. Here’s the recipe so you can give it a try! It is a little spicy, so try it at your own risk, haha!


Buffalo Chicken Pizza


• Pizza crust (The same recipe I used when we made pizza a couple of weeks ago)

• Wing sauce

• 1 & 1/2 cups stewed chicken, shredded

• Blue cheese dressing

• Blue cheese crumbles

• Shredded mozzarella


1. Spread the pizza crust on a stone or baking sheet. Spread blue cheese dressing on the crust; I use about 3-4 tablespoons when I make it, but you can use more or less depending on your taste. Just make sure you use enough to cover all areas of the crust with a thin coating.

2. In a separate bowl, mix the chicken with wing sauce. I have to admit I never measure this; I’d guess I use about 1/3 cup. I just add a little at a time until the chicken seems well-coated. You do not want the mixture to seem soupy. If it does, drain a little of the sauce away.

3. Spread the chicken mixture across the crust. Top with mozzarella and blue cheese crumbles. Bake at 425 degrees for 16-20 minutes. SUCH an easy recipe!


Wednesday: Taco night!

Thursday: Chicken quesadillas with guacamole. We started making our own guacamole after a trip to San Antonio a few years back. We ate at a restaurant that made it fresh at the table – we really loved it and tried to replicate it when we got back home. Over the years Brian has taken on the role of making the guacamole and has gotten the recipe to a point where we think it’s pretty perfect. Here’s the recipe – you’ll notice there are a couple of optional ingredients; you might find something else you like to add. If you make this and find any additions to it that work really well, let me know!


Homemade Guacamole


• 4 medium avocados (press them to make sure they’re not too firm)

• 2 medium limes

• Fresh cilantro

• Salsa/picante sauce (We use El Fenix brand picante sauce, which apparently people love)

• Rotel diced tomatoes with cilantro & lime juice

• Salt

• Optional: Red onion, diced finely; Minced jalapenos


1. Peel avocados and remove the pits; mash the avocados with a potato masher until they’re the consistency you prefer.

2. Mix in about 1/4 cup of salsa, 1/3 cup of the Rotel tomatoes, and lime juice. We always get two limes just to make sure we have enough juice, but we add a little at a time and taste along the way to make sure the citrus flavor isn’t too overpowering.

3. If you prefer, add red onion and jalapenos to the guacamole. If Brian’s making it, he adds these ingredients. If I am, I don’t.

4. Add salt to taste. Enjoy!


Friday & Saturday: We’ll be with family & I’m not sure what the dinner plans will be, so I’m only planning four meals for this week.

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

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  • SnoWhite April 19, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Thanks for the recipe for homemade guacamole! I really like guac … but never have it around — making it myself would be great :)

  • Janalyn April 19, 2010 at 10:30 am

    We don’t love fish at my house either, but one meal we will eat is fried tilapia with rice. It doesn’t taste too fishy, especially when coated with the fishy fry mixture and fried in peanut oil. The peanut oil is a little more expensive than vegetable oil, but it’s way less calories and tastes better, so I get it when I can. We just buy frozen tilapia when it’s on sale B1G1 Free, so it’s under a dollar for each filet; it’s somewhat healthy and inexpensive. Can’t wait to try the pizza recipe!

  • Julie April 19, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Seafood is not a favorite of myself or my husband. Ironically, I was a seafood chef for a while and found that I like certain kinds of seafood such as fresh tuna (is very “steaky” and can be cooked and seasoned as such), Chilean sea bass ( a very white, firm fish) and basa (very thin white fish, no fishy taste, cooks very quickly and can stand up to strong flavors of tomatoes, capers, olives, etc…). I also like the flavor and feel of scallops. Cooked well, they are very delicious. Go to your fresh fish counter (if it smells….keep going and find another source) and just buy one or two scallops or a very small fillet and experiment. You’ll find something you’ll love. Good luck!

    • Christi April 19, 2010 at 2:50 pm

      Thanks, Julie & Janalyn! I think I’ll plan to experiment with some tilapia & scallops next week. I really like the sound of basa, but I don’t know if our little supermarket will carry that or not – I’ll check, though. I’m almost feeling hopeful that I might find some seafood to like! :)

  • Tina @ Tina Gray {dot} Me April 19, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    I LOVE guacamole but I’ve never made it before. Thanks for the recipe! I’m going to try it out :)
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  • Charla April 19, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    MeMa loved Bleu Cheese Dressing! She would have really liked your pizza!
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  • Rebecca April 19, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    mmm some of my favorites hit your menu this week ~ especially the easy Monday. The Mr. worked last night, today and is back on the beat again tonight. We ended up having chicken nuggets. All well. I for one do all the cooking and meal planning and so I think you’ve got something here. I usually start the grocery list on Monday based on the sales, The Mr. shops the list on Thursday. We eat chicken just about every night. Staples all include chicken. Thus far I’ve got no complainers. PS I don’t eat beef so the others suffer without. As for fish I think Halebet(sp?) is not very fishy though it has a lot of little bones to pick through. All trial and error.
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  • Susan April 20, 2010 at 6:02 am

    I am the only one in our house who likes fish, so I don’t prepare it very often. However, when I do, I love tilapia and salmon. Here is what I do with tilapia: Place one or two filets on a piece of aluminum foil. On top of the filets, toss in your favorite veggies, some Mrs. Dash, a squeeze of lemon juice. Make a packet by sealing the foil around the edges. Bake for roughly 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Delicious! Serve with salad and a roll and you’re set.

    Salmon steaks are delicious grilled over the fire and topped with a dill sauce. Yum!

    Hope you find some delicious recipes!
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    • Christi April 20, 2010 at 8:09 am

      Thanks, Susan! I like the idea of having everything all contained in a pouch like that – sounds like easy cleanup! I’ll have to give that method a try too. I know Brian does love lemon with seafood, so it sounds like something he’d really like.

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