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Jun 4, 2012

Review: Pizza Hut - Buffalo Chicken P'Zolo

Pizza Hut's Buffalo Chicken P'Zolo is one of three new stromboli-like foodstuff featured on Pizza Hut's menu. While the P'Zolo name might result in a puzzled look or two, the Buffalo Chicken P'Zolo is simple enough featuring white meat chicken chunks, buffalo wing seasoning, and cheese rolled up in pizza dough and topped with a sprinkle of Asiago cheese before baking.

At $3 each or 2 for $5, you can see Pizza Hut has Subway's $5 Footlongs clear in their sights with the P'Zolos.

I've already written about the bread and cheese of the P'Zolos in my previous review of the Italian Beef P'Zolo, so I won't revisit it too much here.

I will say that I saw one of the Pizza Hut guys make mine and it was a bit of a pain compared to making a normal Pizza Hut pizza. The guy had to get this thin rectangle of pizza dough and quarter it. With each quarter, he had to somewhat carefully (again, compared to a regular pizza where you can just do a quick sprinkle) layer a roll of cheese and meat before carefully (the dough appeared somewhat fragile) rolling it up and pinching the ends closed. Once it was rolled up, he sprinkle some cheese and poked a couple of holes on top and then put it on a small pan to go into the pizza oven.

I do like the bread over Subway's bread; mostly because it's warm and fresh out of the oven.

Where the Italian Beef was lacking in the flavor department, my Buffalo Chicken P'Zolo had it in spades; there was plenty of tangy, spicy buffalo seasoning going on. The chicken was tender and moist and the cheese was enough to keep it gooey.

One of my readers commented that his/her Buffalo Chicken didn't have much chicken to it, but mine had plenty, so your mileage may vary.

I really liked my P'Zolos blend of buffalo seasoning, chicken, and cheese inside a warm, bready shell. I went with the Ranch dipping sauce and was pleased at how well the two went together. Just a word of warning, it has a bit of a kick to it.

Compared to a similar offering from Subway, Pizza Hut's version has hot, fresh bread straight from the oven, more chicken, but no veggies (i.e. the healthy stuff). I liked the buffalo taste of both, but where Subway had me wishing for more meat, Pizza Hut gave me enough for every bite. The Subway version is more convenient as you have to plan to wait the 15 to 20 minutes for your local Pizza Hut to make and bake the P'Zolo. Still, a big nod goes to Pizza Hut's Buffalo Chicken P'Zolo.

Nutritional Info - Pizza Hut Buffalo Chicken P'Zolo
Calories - 420 (from Fat - 100)
Fat - 12g (Saturated Fat - 5g)
Sodium - 1350mg
Carbs - 51g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 27g

Nutritional Info - Ranch Dipping Sauce - 1.5 oz (43g)
Calories - 220 (from Fat - 210)
Fat - 23g (Saturated Fat - 3.5g)
Sodium - 420mg
Carbs - 2g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 0g


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3 comments :

  1. Just had one of these.  I thought it was disgusting to be honest.  No buffalo flavor at all and the bread was pretty doughy.  It has also left a pretty rank aftertaste in my mouth.  With this P'zolo I think I'm officially done with Pizza Hut.  Ick.  

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  2. I didn't like this either, it wasn't a lot of food for 3 bucks (you can get a meal at taco bell) there was hardly any chicken and it didn't taste like buffalo at all. If I didn't order it by flavor, I wouldn't have known what it was. It was just a hunk of bread basically. 

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  3. I'm not the greatest fan of Pizza Hut, but I had the Buffalo Chicken and it looked fairly appealing when it arrived. It smelled great with a nice amount of garlic butter coating it. It was crisp on the outside and had a sufficient amount of chicken and sauce inside.

    I chose the marinara over the ranch and it went surprisingly well with it.

    Overall, for the price (two for $5), it's a decent deal. I enjoyed it and I would get it again (I would not say the same for the medium pizza they served).

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