Mix yeast, sugar, and salt together. Add warm water and oil. Mix for 1-2 minutes.
Gradually add the flour a little at a time.
Knead on a floured surface with greased hands for 4-6 minutes or until dough no longer sticks to your fingers.
Press or roll into a circle.
For the Pizza
Spread softened cream cheese over prepared pizza crust.
In a medium bowl, coat chicken in hot sauce.
Sprinkle cheese over the crust. Top with coated chicken.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Drizzle with bleu cheese dressing if desired
Ingredient Notes and Shopping Tips
Pizza Yeast: Pizza yeast contains dough conditioners that make it easier to stretch and shape your dough. Look for it near the yeast in the baking aisle.
Sugar: Don't leave this out. It gives your yeast something to "eat" which produces carbon dioxide that helps make your crust light and airy.
Chicken: You can also use shredded chicken. A rotisserie chicken would also work great.
Buffalo Sauce: Buffalo Sauce is simply hot sauce plus butter. It adds the perfect flavor to the chicken. You can use storebought or homemade. You could also use pure hot sauce (We like Frank's) for a spicier pizza pie.
Ranch Dressing: We love Ranch. Bleu cheese can also be used if you prefer.
Yeast: Use warm but not hot water. It should feel warm to the touch (around 110 degrees). If it is too hot it could kill the yeast.
To Quickly Soften Cream Cheese: Cut into small pieces or microwave for 20-30 seconds.
Non-Stick Dough: Spray your hands with nonstick spray to shape your pizza crust. Avoid adding extra flour if you can stay on the outside and cause your crust to dry out. Also, avoid using a rolling pin if you want a light and airy crust. Using one will get rid of all the air buildup the yeast added to your crust.
Make-Ahead: You can make the dough and buffalo chicken up to a day in advance.
Crispy Pizza: Use a pizza stone for the crispiest crust. Don't have one? No problem? Preheat your pizza pan in the oven for 5-10 minutes for a similar effect.