Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Easy Weeknight Meal: Buffalo Chicken Calzones

We are lucky enough to see a lot of tasty food around the office.  Between our recipe developer working on new recipes, our new product samplings and our cooking school it seems like everyday there is something amazing to try.  Although you want to try everything, you have to learn to pick and choose what you deem as being "worth it" when there is so much tasty food available, and when I saw this walk by the other day, I knew it was one of those things.

Buffalo Chicken Calzone w-Buffalo Wing Simmering Sauce recipe_1

I am an avid fan of anything "Buffalo" flavored.  There is something about the spicy/sweet combination mixed with a good blue cheese dressing that makes my mouth water.  I was beyond excited when we announced our new Buffalo Wing Sauce because although you can make a buffalo sauce from scratch, it is always so much tastier and easier when you can just open a jar from your pantry. 

This calzone makes for a great weeknight meal.  You can use our new Pizza Crust Mix or a pre-made dough from your local grocery store.  Of course, you can always mix up your own as well.  We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!

Buffalo Chicken Calzone

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Dredge chicken tenders in flour seasoned with salt and pepper.  Shake off excess flour
  3. Heat oil and butter in a straight sided skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers, but does not smoke.
  4. Cook chicken in batches until it is golden brown on all sides and fully cooked.
  5. Toss chicken with Stonewall Kitchen Buffalo Wing Sauce to coat.  Cut chicken into small chunks.
  6. Cut pizza dough into four equal portions.  Roll each piece into a thin round.  Place chicken and cheese onto one half of the dough.  Fold dough over forming a half circle and pinch edges together making sure to form a good seal.  Brush each with olive oil.
  7. Place calzones on prepared baking sheet and bake 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Serve with additional Buffalo Wing Sauce, Blue Cheese Dressing or Ranch Dressing for dipping

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