Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins
Everything you love about hot wings, but with loads of cheese and a crispy crust – and of course no bones! One of the beautiful things about this calzone (aside from being addictively delicious) is that it can be a very quick assembly, or an entirely made-from-scratch creation. I used store-bought dough (1/2 ball) , pre-breaded chicken tenders, jarred chunky blue cheese dressing, but opted to grate the white cheddar and mozzarella cheeses myself. So easy, so very very good………..
- 1 lb pizza dough, divided in half if making two small calzones
- 10 breaded chicken tenders
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 1⁄2 cup buffalo wing hot sauce
- 1⁄4 cup chunky blue cheese dressing
- cornmeal for dusting on baking sheet
- Start by cooking your breaded chicken tenders – store bought will take about 20 minutes. When they are done, turn the oven up to 450 degrees.
- Stretch out your room temperature pizza dough to a round shape and let rest for about ten minutes.
- When the dough has puffed up a bit, slather chunky blue cheese dressing on one half. You may want to put the dough on a non-stick baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal BEFORE adding fillings when making a small one – you will definitely want to if making a large!
- Toss the crispy chicken tenders in hot sauce of choice (I love Frank’s).
- Put your sauced chicken tenders on top off the blue cheese dressing. If you don’t want to use the chicken tenders whole, cut them in smaller pieces before tossing in the hot sauce.
- On top of the saucy fingers, pile on the grated mozzarella and white cheddar cheese.
- make sure your top edge goes OVER and under the bottom edge – just pushing down on top will not do it. Push down your folded over edge all along the side.
- Make two or three small air holes on top of the calzone.
- Put the calzone into the oven for 12-15 minutes – check at 12 minutes, and sprinkle some grated cheese on top. When you remove from the oven, let it cool down for at least 5 minutes.
I had some rotisserie chicken and decided it would go well in a calzone. Used Pizza Dough for the dough (which I highly recommend & makes 2 large calzones) I chopped the chicken and tossed in the buffalo sauce (I like Texas Pete); and followed the recipe using only the cheddar cheese & sprinkled lightly with celery seed. Served with carrots, celery and bleu cheese dressing on the side. Thanks for an inspiring recipe!