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Buffalo Chicken Calzones

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.

Makes

4 calzones

I'm always looking for creative ways to jazz up pizza. I created this pizza turnover to incorporate my love of Buffalo chicken wings. —Ruth Ann Riendeau, Twin Mountain, New Hampshire
Buffalo Chicken Calzones Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1/2 cup Buffalo wing 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

  1. In a small bowl, combine pizza sauce and 2 teaspoons Buffalo wing sauce; set aside. In a large skillet, cook chicken and celery in butter over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink; drain if necessary. Stir in Cajun seasoning and remaining 1/2 cup Buffalo wing sauce; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°. 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 edge. Top with chicken mixture and cheeses. Fold dough over filling; pinch or crimp edges to seal.
  3. Sprinkle greased baking sheets with cornmeal. Place calzones over cornmeal. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes.

Buffalo Chicken Calzones Tips

Can you use other kinds of chicken to make buffalo chicken calzones?

Yes! You can swap out chicken thighs for chicken breasts. Or, to save time, you can use rotisserie chicken or chopped frozen chicken tenders.

Can you use homemade pizza dough to make buffalo chicken calzones?

You can absolutely use homemade pizza dough instead of store-bought. Give our best pizza dough a try, and make extra to freeze so you always have some on hand!

What should you use as a dipping sauce for buffalo chicken calzones?

The best sauces for dipping these buffalo chicken calzones are (of course!) blue cheese and ranch. Make your own ranch mix that you can turn into dressing or dip. Or make our blue cheese dressing (and save some for a nice wedge salad).

Sarah Tramonte, Taste of Home Associate Culinary Producer

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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