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
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.