Monday, April 26

Buffalo Chicken Calzone with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce
























I was ironing DH's work clothes one morning and I had the Food Network on...and this recipe came on and I thought, gosh, THAT sounds good.  So this recipe is inspired by that.  I changed it up a little after reading the recipe and reading the reviews of it.  A lot of the reviews came back not so good, but I knew it was a good mix of flavors and recipes nonetheless, so I went with it.

First, I made my standard bread recipe in the bread maker.  The original calls for a tube of refrigerated dough, but this is so much better...and better for you--no preservatives!

Heat oven to 400 degrees. 

For the calzone filling:
 
2 cups diced/shredded cooked chicken (the org. called for raw chicken--that concerned me)
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4-1/3 cup cayenne pepper sauce, such as Frank's (to taste, depending on how hot you like it)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan

Mix together cooked chicken, shredded cheese, and pepper sauce.  Roll out dough on flat surface and cut into 4-5 inch rounds.  Place 1-2 tablespoons filling on one half of each round and seal closed pressing dough together.  Brush with olive oil and sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top. Make sure to slice a hole in the calzones to let steam escape.  Place on baking sheet/pizza stone and bake for 15-20 minutes.

For the Dip:

1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup blue cheese
2 Tbsp chives, chopped

Mix sour cream and blue cheese together, top with chives and serve along side calzones.  These make a great appetizer, but you can serve with a green salad and they make a great dinner too!

This recipe is linked to:

Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday
Blessed With Grace Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap 















10 comments:

Brenda said...

Wow! I just ate dinner but these make my mouth water!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Those sound so good. I love the blue cheese dipping sauce. Yum! Definitely want to try these! Joni

KatiePerk said...

These look delicious!! Thanks for sharing! Found you through Tasty Tuesday!

JessieLeigh said...

Wow, these look wonderful! I have crazy love for blue cheese AND buffalo chicken...

Beverly said...

yummy! love buffalo chicken

Andrea said...

Yumm...I love the classic combo of spicy buffalo chicken & creamy blue cheese dip!
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Samantha said...

These look delicious! I'll have to add them to my list to try - I know my husband will flip for them.

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Lindsay said...

ooh buffalo chicken and blue cheese...love that combo. Thanks for visiting on tuesday!

Sherry said...

Just made these for dinner! They were delish! :D

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