This recipe can be easily doubled. This freezes wonderfully and makes a great meal/snack to have on hand. You can also make these and eat them hot out of the oven. This recipe was created for Ready, Set, Cook! #6
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 teaspoons basil
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, melted
- 2⁄3 cup warm water
- 6 teaspoons instant powdered milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons margarine or 2 teaspoons butter
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced
- 2 portabella mushrooms, chopped
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese or 1 cup your favourite cheese
- 1 3⁄4 cups barbecue sauce, your favourite
- For the dough: Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and basil.
- Add milk powder to water and stir until dissolved, add to dry mixture.
- Add eggs and melted butter and mix well.
- Set aside while making the filling.
- For the filling: Cook onions in butter over medium heat until onions are tender.
- Add chicken and mushroom pieces and cook 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in barbecue sauce and cheese.
- Divide dough into 4 pieces and roll out into 8 inch circles.
- Place 3/4 cup - 1 cup of filling in each circle.
- Fold dough in half and seal edges tightly.
- Bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes or until top begins to brown slightly.
- For OAMC: Cool and freeze at this point.
- Defrost in the oven or microwave before serving.
- Serve warm with extra barbecue sauce to dip if desired.
These were quite tasty. I didn't have the mushrooms, so I left them out. I made these to use up some barbecue chicken leftovers and they turned out well. The dough comes together easily, although they are somewhat on the large side so I may make them smaller next time. An easy meal from the freeze for a busy night.
Very good! Easy to make dough! Very good flavor! The combination of bbq and basil in the dough was very yummy! Will definitely be making again! Will make them smaller next time! There are only 3 of us and they were huge, very filling!
I had this recipe saved for quite awhile but unfortunately it didn't work out for me. The dough wasn't doughy enough to form calzones and the filling had too much bbq sauce, even though I only used half of what was called for. Also, I had a lot of filling leftover and not enough dough. I ended up draining off the extra sauce and freezing the remaining filling to use in a bbq chicken salad. The taste of the filling was good though.