Buffalo Chicken Calzones Recipe

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Buffalo Chicken Calzones Recipe

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I'm always looking for creative ways to jazz up pizza. I came up with this "pizza turnover," to incorporate my love of buffalo chicken wings. —Ruth Ann Riendeau, Twin Mountain, New Hampshire
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1/2 cup hot pepper sauce, divided
  • 1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Dash Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tubes (13.8 ounces each) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • Cornmeal

Directions

In a small bowl, combine pizza sauce and 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce; set aside. In a large skillet, cook chicken and celery over medium heat in butter for 3-5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink; drain if necessary. Stir in Cajun seasoning and remaining hot pepper sauce; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
Unroll pizza dough; divide each portion in half. On a floured surface, roll each into an 8-in. circle. Spread pizza sauce mixture over half of each circle to within 1 in. of edges. Top with chicken mixture and cheeses. Fold dough over filling; pinch edges to seal.
Sprinkle greased baking sheets with cornmeal. Place calzones over cornmeal. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 4 calzones.
Originally published as Buffalo Chicken Calzones in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p198

  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1/2 cup hot pepper sauce, divided
  • 1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Dash Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tubes (13.8 ounces each) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • Cornmeal
  1. In a small bowl, combine pizza sauce and 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce; set aside. In a large skillet, cook chicken and celery over medium heat in butter for 3-5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink; drain if necessary. Stir in Cajun seasoning and remaining hot pepper sauce; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Unroll pizza dough; divide each portion in half. On a floured surface, roll each into an 8-in. circle. Spread pizza sauce mixture over half of each circle to within 1 in. of edges. Top with chicken mixture and cheeses. Fold dough over filling; pinch edges to seal.
  3. Sprinkle greased baking sheets with cornmeal. Place calzones over cornmeal. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 4 calzones.
Originally published as Buffalo Chicken Calzones in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p198

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angieact1 User ID: 1990802 82365
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2013

"This was hit at my office party. I used tomato sauce instead of pizza sauce and added more hot pepper sauce. We like it spicy! We dipped it in yogurt ranch dressing. Had several requests for the recipe."

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shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 52094
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2012

"We recently made these and they are very good. I thought that the amount of sauce would be too spicy, but it was just the right amount of heat. We will definately be making these again."

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murrell006 User ID: 2357453 33320
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2012

"I have made this several times. A nice variation on the calzone. I do reduce the hot sauce.."

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acrowell01 User ID: 5030961 41358
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2010

"This is a very tasty recipe! All the flavors blend really well! It's a very involved recipe, but definitely worth the effort."

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