Saturday, February 9, 2013

BBQ Chicken Calzones


About 10 years ago I lived in Oklahoma and Texas for a period of about 18 months.  While I was there I fell in love with BBQ!  Since then, I've been able to travel to Nashville, and into Kentucky and expand my BBQ love.  I love the sweet tangy flavor of a good BBQ sauce, the tender meat, and the subtle smokiness that accompanies it. 

These little calzones pack in the flavor and make a great portable meal for the Hubs to take to work.

BBQ Chicken Calzones

serves 8 (they freeze well for later)

1 recipe pizza crust
2 cups cooked shredded chicken
1/2 cup onion,  sliced
1/2 cup bell pepper, sliced
1/2-1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
1-2 cups Monterrey jack or pepper jack cheese
olive oil

Prepare the pizza crust.  While it is raising, saute the onion and bell pepper in a tbsp of olive oil til onion is translucent.  Set aside to cool.

Mix chicken, BBQ sauce, onion, and bell pepper in a bowl.

Divide dough into 8 portions.  Roll each portion into a circle and place 1/3 cup of the filling on one side of the circle.  Fold the other half over the filling and twist edges together to close.  Brush a small amount of olive oil over the top of the calzone.  Poke a couple of  "vent" holes in the top of the calzone to allow steam to escape.  Bake on a pizza stone for 10 min or until golden brown. 

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