Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Calzone

by Meghann on April 6, 2011

Last Thursday Derek ordered a Buffalo Chicken Calzone from Mellow Mushroom that had my mouth watering.


Looks great, right?

It was so good, I was inspired to create my own version at home for dinner tonight.


Ok, so it’s not 100% the same thing, but I thought it came out pretty good. ๐Ÿ™‚

I started with some organic chicken tenders


that I coated in buffalo sauce and quickly cooked on the stove top.


While that was cooking I chopped up some broccoli and tomatoes to give the calzone a little veggie love. I would have done red onions too, but we were out.


The homemade dough came from the recipe found on the back of the yeast package.


I divided the dough in half and rolled was half on the counter top with a rolling pin.


Pile one end high with tomato, chicken, broccoli, blue cheese, mozzarella, and buffalo sauce.


Fold and bake.


I marked mine with some broccoli on top. Mine had less cheese and chicken and more veggies and sauce. ๐Ÿ™‚


They baked at 425 for 15 minutes


Ta da!


Love that cross section shot. It showcases a crusty crust and the ooey, gooey insides beautifully.


Calzones need a good dipping sauce.


The Buffalo Chicken Calzone Derek had at Mellow Mushroom came with a blue cheese dip that worked really well with. However, we were out of blue cheese and I love pasta sauce. Instead of going the white & creamy route I decided to combine the buffalo sauce with the pasta sauce for a little spice and flavor.





Again, it wasn’t exactly the same, but I loved my homemade version. It was easy, tasty, and a tad more figure friendly. ๐Ÿ˜‰


For dessert I heated up a Chocolate VitaTop with Peanut Butter Sauce and Strawberries.


Thanks again for all the song suggestions this morning.

It was great inspiration for creating a playlist for the half this weekend.

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What do you think? Could you finish strong listening to this set?

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