Buffalo Chicken Calzone

Serves 10


  • 12 oz bag pizza dough
  • ½ cup hot sauce (for dough)
  • 5 slices blue Colby Jack cheese (provolone or cheddar cheese)
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups hot sauce (for marinating chicken)
  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese (gorgonzola works well too)
  • ¾ cup blue cheese dressing
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly (egg wash)
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated


Marinate Chicken

  1. Place chicken breasts in a plastic bag with 2 cups of hot sauce. Toss to coat chicken
  2. Refrigerate and marinate for 8-10 hours or overnight

Bake Chicken

  1. Preheat oven to 400º
  2. After marinating 8-10 hours or overnight, place the chicken breasts with the marinade from the plastic bag into a baking dish, and bake uncovered 40 minutes for thick chicken breasts or if chicken breasts are thin, cover with foil for last 15 minutes of baking
  3. Remove from oven (leave oven on) and let chicken cool
  4. Once cool enough to handle, slice chicken on the bias, about ¹⁄₈" thick

Roll Dough, Add Fillings & Bake Calzone

  1. Roll out each pizza dough ball to a 12" x 16" rectangle
  2. Brush one half (lengthwise) of the dough with ½ cup hot sauce, leaving a ½" margin on the top and bottom of the dough
  3. Lay out sliced cheese atop the hot sauce-brushed side of dough
  4. Layer with sliced chicken to cover the cheese and sprinkle with crumbled blue cheese
  5. Top with blue cheese dressing
  6. Fold ends of dough up, then the unfilled half of the length over the filling
  7. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and brush with egg wash
  8. Sprinkle top of dough with Parmesan and drizzle with some hot sauce
  9. Bake at 400º for about 30 minutes
  10. Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving and serve with additional blue cheese dressing for dipping

Note - Why not make 2 calzones and freeze 1?  That way you'll always have extra for surprise guests or an overtime game!