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Buffalo Chicken Calzones

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 and created this scrumptious buffalo chicken calzone. —Ruth Ann Riendeau, Twin Mountain, New Hampshire
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 calzones

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 shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup 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.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 calzone: 516 calories, 21g fat (11g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 1185mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.
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  • angieact1
    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.

  • shecooksalot
    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.

  • murrell006
    Jul 24, 2012

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

  • acrowell01
    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.