Buffalo Chicken Calzones

I have always loved calzones, stuffed sandwiches, Hot Pockets, or whatever you wish to call them.  There’s no telling how many Ham & Cheese pockets I’ve eaten over the years for lunch or for a snack!  Hubby, on the other hand, isn’t much of fan.  However, when I saw this recipe over at Tidy Mom, I just new it was one calzone that he would approve of.
I made a few changes to the recipe and gave it a try.  At first my husband had a negative response when I told him I was trying a new recipe for calzones, but when I told him it was buffalo chicken calzones, he quickly changed his tune. And of course, he loved it.  Now this recipe is a new favorite at our house!
Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Calzones:
1 can of refrigerated pizza dough (Pillsbury works best. I used the Thin, Crispy type that comes in the long tube.)
1 can of chicken breast (or use one or two boneless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped)
Buffalo Sauce (I like Frank’s)
Ranch Dressing (alternatively you could use bleu cheese dressing)
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Directions:  Drain the water off your chicken.  Place in a small bowl.  Add buffalo sauce and ranch dressing.  I didn’t meausure;  I just put a little of each end.  The amount will depend on just how spicy you want the calzones to be.  (Just keep  in mind that you want the mixture to be of the same consistency of a tuna or chicken salad, not runny.) Next add your cheese.  Again, I just threw some in.  I’d say it was about 1/3 or 1/2 cup.  Mix well.
Next roll out your pizza dough on to a baking sheet.  I rolled it out on top of a piece of parchment paper to prevent sticking.  Take a knife and cut your dough into fours as shown below.  (Note: The first time I made this I used an off brand pizza crust, and I was only able to cut the dough into threes, otherwise they would have been too small.  This also meant that I had a little bit of the chicken mixture left over.  This is why I recommend the Pillsbury crust.)
Spoon your chicken mixture on to each piece.  You need to place it on one side so that you can easily fold it over to make the calzone, but place it about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch away from the edge so the stuffing doesn’t fall out.  Now take the side that isn’t covered in the chicken mixture and fold it over.  Use a fork or your hands to seal the calzone on each side.  Bake according to the directions on your pizza crust and serve!


  1. Sounds great! You left the cheese off of your ingredients list… what kind did you use? Thanks for the recipe/idea! I'm thinking bbq sauce with chicken, sautéed onions and cheese would be tasty too!

  2. These look great – is Buffalo Sauce spicy? Haven't heard of it before here is Aus! Would a salsa be a good alternative?
    Cath @ dunnntoperfection.blogspot.com

  3. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet says

    Oh, my! This sounds scrumptious! We love buffalo chicken!

  4. Anne Maskell says

    YUM! I'll be making this!

  5. Thanks Cindi for letting me know about the mistake. And thank you for the idea to use BBQ sauce. I'm definitely going to have to try it!

    Cath, I love your idea too! It looks like I've got a couple more calzone recipes in my future!

    Anne and Sherry, hope you enjoy the calzones. I know WE did!

  6. Leah @ Beyer Beware says

    I love calzones! I make them all the time and have not made a buffalo chicken one. I am so going to now!

  7. Sounds delicious! I'm going to try this one next week.

  8. Prairie Story says

    Looks great! How do these freeze? Have you tried?

  9. Laura Ingalls Gunn says

    Oh boy does this look good! What time is dinner? 🙂

  10. Oh yikes! I know what's for lunch tomorrow…and maybe dinner too! I LOVE new recipes!!

  11. A Little Bit of Everything! says

    This looks super yummy! I've bookmarked it to try. Thanks for sharing!

  12. oh boy am I lovin' this! totally on the menu plan for next week!!

    here from tidymom!

  13. Its A Blog Party says

    Looks Delicious!
    Thanks for linking up!

  14. I love all things with buffalo sauce! If you have a free moment, I have a new weekly (I hope!) Linky on my blog called Not “Baaad” Sundays with LambAround. I’d love for you to post this 🙂

  15. I had to let you know that I tried these this week and my husband went nuts over them! He said it is his new favorite recipe:) Thanks for sharing!

  16. Steph @ somewhatsimple says

    This looks so yummy! I am going to feature it this Thursday!

  17. Le Chateau des fleurs says

    This is super yummy!!!!
    I would love if you link this to my party on the first! You can win a Feature for 1 month on my side bar!
    Grab a button to remember!

Speak Your Mind