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10.22.2011

BBQ Chicken Calzones


   I love BBQ Chicken Pizza. It is my favorite pizza by far. These calzones are basically the same thing but a tiny bit easier to make. The only difference is that I used some good ol' Pillsbury Grands Biscuits for the calzone dough, instead of making it from scratch. They turned out so awesome. I was dreaming of eating them for leftovers the next night, but was sadly dissappointed when I opened the fridge and they were nowhere in sight.  ( I totally meant for that to rhyme )   So I guess, Kale had them for a 'late night snack' the night before. That little sneak! I've learned my lesson though. I'm going to start hiding my leftovers in the dark little spaces in my fridge so he cant find them....   : )


BBQ Chicken Calzones
4 servings


1 can (16oz) Pillsbury Grand's Homestyle Biscuit dough
1 large boneless skinless Chicken breast, cooked and diced
1/2 cup Barbecue Sauce
1/2 cup Bacon, cooked and crumbled ( I used Oscar Mayers pkg of  Real Bacon bits)
1/2 cup chopped Red Onion
Cilantro
Fresh Mozzarella, cubed
Shredded Mozzarella (optional... I used it because I had it)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together the cooked chicken and barbecue sauce.
Remove biscuit dough from can. Take one dough piece and lay out on a clean surface. Roll out flat into a 6 inch circle. Repeat with all dough circles.

In the center of a flattened dough circle, place 1/4 cup of barbecue chicken. Top with desired amount of red onion, bacon, cilantro and mozzarella. Take another dough circle and place over the top. Seal the edges by pressing them together. I also used a fork and gently pressed all around the edges. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. You will have 4 calzones total.

Bake for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately!






















14 comments:

Julie said...

I hate when my scrumptious leftovers disappear. These definitely look worth hiding!

yummychunklet said...

These look delicious! I have an extra package of Trader Joe's biscuit dough, so I'll definitely give these a try.

Mary said...

These sound wonderful and not to difficult to do. I'm awfully fond of easy and delicious recipes. Thanks! Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Carolinaheartstrings said...

Holly these look so fantastic. I cannot wait to make these.

Kim said...

Ha! My husband is going to love me for making these! Thanks for the recipe!

Yummy Mummy said...

Oh I love making calzones!

Angie's Recipes said...

I haven't made calzones for a really long while...love bbq chicken filling.

Lizzy said...

Oh, these look fabulous, Holly! And great idea to use biscuit dough...nice, yummy shortcut :)

Cassie//Bake Your Day said...

This sounds awesome...all those flavors together. My husband would love it!

Wanna Be A Country Cleaver said...

For real - my hero! Anyway to get a BBQ pizza into my tummy STAT, and you have a way to my heart. YUM!! ~Megan

ashley said...

holli we had these last night. big hit with the family! thanx for another great recipe!!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Hi Holly! My kids and I love BBQ chicken pizza too! I'd love to try these Calzones! It's a lot easier to feed the kids when the ingredients are in the pocket. Not too much mess... and your cover photo is too delicious to pass. I wish I can have that for lunch. I'm not very good with dough (or sort of scared to make dough) so Pillsbury sounds perfect to me. ;-)

amandak23k said...

Made these last night! Delicious! I didn't have the cilantro, and used yellow onion in place of red and cheddar cheese in place of the mozzerela. Turned out great!

Nicki said...

We loved these! I made enough for leftovers. I made the regular version and a second version using the exact same recipe only with reduced fat biscuits & reduced fat cheeses. You couldn't even tell the difference. Both were equally yummy. Super easy too. Loved these Holly!