Meet the Sullivans: Buffalo Chicken Calzone with Blue Cheese Dip

January 22, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Calzone with Blue Cheese Dip

Keith and I had our friend Chris and my sister Kathee over for dinner this week. It was super casual (see the paper napkin?) and I just did carrots, blue cheese dip on the side and kettle chips, but these calzones were so good. 

Buffalo Chicken Calzones with Blue Cheese Dip

Ingredients for the calzones:
Cooking spray
2 reserved chicken breast halves, diced, about 2 cups
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
2/3 cup reserved tomato sauce
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 pound fresh or frozen pizza or bread dough, thawed according to package directions
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan

Ingredients for the dip:
1 cup sour cream (I used non-fat plain yogurt and it was great)
1/3 cup blue cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F & Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine chicken, cheese, tomato sauce, liquid smoke, and hot sauce. Mix well and set aside.

 This is the liquid smoke stuff. Have any of you ever used it before? I had never heard of it before this recipe. At dinner we were all joking around about where it came from and how they bottled up the taste of smoke.

 Flour a rolling pin and cutting board. Roll dough out, using a rolling pin and slice into quarters.

 Spread chicken mixture over half of each quarter, to within 1-inch (or so) of the edge. Fold over side so that it meets the other side. Pinch the edges together to seal.

 Now transfer them to the baking sheet. 

Transfer calzones to prepared baking sheet and brush the top with olive oil. Sprinkle the top with Parmesan. Using a sharp knife, make a few slits in the top to allow steam to escape during cooking. Bake 15 minutes, until puffed up and golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Everyone enjoyed these. The guys even had seconds! Chris ended up taking home a copy of the recipe to cook on his own. 



Miss V said...

This looks amazing!! So up my bf's alley ;) I will definitely be making this soon! I'm your newest follower I love finding other CA bloggers...and I'm pretty sure you went to Burlingame??? Such a small blogging world found you through Keeping up With the Joneses of all places!! Hahah! xoxo

Colleen Sullivan said...

Hi!! Yes I did, how funny! Such a small world. I'm following your blog now too :)

Natasha said...

colleen, this recipe has superbowl written all over it... thank you SO much for sharing!!! have a great day