Hunk of Meat Monday: BBQ Chicken Calzones

Quick meals are must in our house on weeknights. After all one night we have ballet, one night we have basketball, throw a school activity into the week and you are talking craziness. If it isn’t a crock pot meal, then it needs to be a quick meal. This is why I love this new recipe I came across in the Gooseberry Patch 101 Soups, Salads, and Sandwiches I am reviewing and giving away.

BBQ chicken calzones are going to be a regular at our house. A few things that make this a super easy and quick weeknight meal are Pillsbury refrigerator pizza dough and my Pampered Chef covered baker.

I had froze some chicken tenderloins a while back when I found them on a quick sale. I pulled them out frozen and put them in my covered baker. I poured about 1/4 cup of root beer over the chicken. I covered both sides of the chicken with a BBQ seasoning too. I then popped the frozen chicken in the microwave, yes microwave for 10 minutes. I broke it apart after about 7 minutes. I had to cook the chicken an additional 2 minutes for the chicken to be fully cooked.

But I needed more chicken. So, I pulled out another frozen bag of cooked chicken and warmed it up quickly. I chopped up both portions of chicken to get about 3 cups of chicken.

I then mixed a cup of barbeque sauce in with the chicken.

I then unrolled a thin crust tube of pizza dough. I cut the dough into two rectangles. I spooned half the BBQ chicken onto half of each regtangle. I diced up a half a red onion. I put red onions on most of the chicken. However, I knew one of my kids would decide they didn’t like onions if I covered it all.

I covered the chicken and onions with mozzarella cheese, about a cup on each portion.

Then cover the chicken, onions, and cheese with the remaining half of the dough.

I then brushed the tops with egg whites and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. I baked on 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes. The results were golden brown goodness.

If you love BBQ chicken pizza, you will love these calzones!

I can’t wait to see what you all are sharing this week. Last week I know many of you got some great meals, especially these popular links.

Gooseberry Patch gave me this cookbook free of charge. The opinions I am sharing are my own and not an obligation. Affiliate links have also been used in this post.

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  1. Anita Stafford says

    Your chicken calzone looks cheesy good! I have shared a kid-friendly recipe Crescent Dogs. Thank you for hosting!

  2. NC Sue says

    Good morning!
    Nothing meaty to share this morning (I've posted a recipe for peanut brittle instead), but…
    I wanted to let you know that I’ve included your site on a page I’ve put together devoted to hops, challenges, and memes for every day of the week! The link to that page is under my header.

  3. Miz Helen says

    Hi Leah,
    Your Chicken Calzone looks so good. I am sharing my Green Chili Chicken Enchilada's today. Have a wonderful week and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  4. El Pollo Rey says

    If you really want to add a lot of extra flavor, include a good spice rub. It can be a basic mixture of salt and pepper or a fancier concoction of additional herbs and spices. All entirely up to you.

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