(originally made 3/2012)
Found this via Foodgawker, from the blog Taste and See. I tweaked
it a bit and it was a huge hit. My ranch dressing already had bacon
in it, so I didn't make any additional. I used Penzey's minced dried
onion because Tim is not a fan of red onion. I put a half sheet pan
in the oven while it preheated rather than digging out my pizza stone.
A small sprinkle of cornmeal before putting the calzones on it and it
turned out perfect.
(No picture- gloomy day + the chosen ingredients didn't look
appealing at all, but sure tasted great!) Be sure to go check out the
blog and her photos!
BBQ Chicken Calzones
1 recipe pizza dough -- (used soft garlic breadstick recipe from TOH)
2 chicken breasts from a rotisserie chicken --
chopped or shredded --I had thin chicken breasts, cooked them in the
crock with bbq sauce
1/2 small red onion -- chopped (used dried minced)
1/4 cup BBQ sauce- used Sweet Baby Ray's Honey
1/4 cup Ranch dressing -- (used ranch with bacon)
Shredded cheddar cheese -- (also used part skim mozz)
1/2 package bacon -- cooked and diced (omitted)
1/4 cup fresh oregano -- chopped (used dried)
Olive oil cooking spray
Preheat oven and pizza stone to 500-degrees.
In a bowl, mix together the bbq sauce and ranch dressing. Add the chicken and stir to combine.
the pizza dough into 4 even pieces. Stretch each piece into a circle
and place on a lightly floured surface to prevent sticking.
1/4 of the chicken mixture onto one half of each circle, leaving a
1-inch edge. Sprinkle with bacon, onion, cheese, and oregano. Fold into a
half moon shape and crimp the edges with your fingers or with a fork.
Spray the top of each calzone with cooking spray for even browning.
Place calzones onto the preheated pizza stone and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the dough is golden brown.
Serve warm with extra bbq-ranch sauce for dipping.
freeze really well. Let them cool after baking and then wrap each one
in plastic wrap. Place the wrapped calzones into a freezer bag and