As a foodie, and of Italian decent, this really hit me. Calzones are yummy and easy dinners, lunches or truly any time food but why not spice it up. As a kid, I used to love plain cheese or even ham and cheese calzones. This recipe puts those to shame. As you can probably by some of my other recipes, BBQ is also a favorite of mine, so why not give that great BBQ flavor in an easy to make yummy calzone. Enjoy!
Serves: 4 people
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
4 slices bacon
1/2 small onion, chopped
3 cups shredded, cooked chicken breast meat
2/3 cup barbeque sauce
1 (10 ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust dough
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. Fry bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove from the pan to drain on paper towels; crumble. Add the onion and shredded chicken to the hot bacon grease in the pan. Fry over medium heat until onion is tender. Stir in 1/3 cup of barbeque sauce, and remove from the heat. Mix in the cooked bacon.
3. Roll the pizza crust dough out onto a greased cookie sheet. Press out to an even thickness, and then cut in half. Divide the chicken mixture between the two pieces of dough, spreading on only half of each piece to within 1/2 inch of the edge. Drizzle the remaining sauce over the filling. Sprinkle the cheese and cilantro over the top. Fold the uncovered portion of dough over the filling, and press the edges together with a fork to seal.