Buffalo Chicken Calzones

5 from 3 votes

These Buffalo Chicken Calzones are not only super easy to make, they pack a nice little punch thanks to the Buffalo Wing Sauce.

buffalo chicken calzones

My wife loves Buffalo Chicken so making a filling for these Calzones was a no brainer. You will be amazed at how easy these calzones are to make.

buffalo chicken tenderloins in skillet

A calzone is pizza dough filled with cheese, meats and vegetables. The dough is baked until golden and the cheese filling is melted and hot. It’s typically served with marinara on the side for dipping.

buffalo chicken calzones ready for the oven

Chicken Tenderloins vary in size. Marinate and cook enough tenderloins to fill 4 large calzones.

Additionally, you may need to use a little more Buffalo Chicken Hot Sauce if you are using more chicken or if you like your Chicken very hot! 🔥

frank's RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce

I always have a bottle of Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Hot Sauce in the fridge so that is what I use but you can use whatever brand you prefer or have on hand.

buffalo chicken calzones

If you prefer smaller calzones, you can cut the pizza dough into 6 or even 8 if you want. The important thing is to properly seal the edges so the filling doesn’t leak out during baking.

buffalo chicken calzones

You will need the following ingredients to make this Buffalo Chicken Calzones recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Chicken Tenderloins, Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce, Refrigerated Pizza Dough, Mozzarella Cheese and optionally some Ranch Dressing for dipping.

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Place the chicken tenderloins in a freezer bag and pour 1/2 cup Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wing Sauce in the bag. Turn to ensure all the pieces of chicken are well coated in the sauce. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  3. Heat the grill or skillet over medium high heat. Grill the chicken for 8–10 minutes, turning to cook evenly, until cooked through. Discard any remaining marinade.
  4. Let the chicken cool slightly and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Unroll the pizza dough onto a large greased cookie sheet. Slice into 4 rectangles (or more for smaller calzones).
  6. On each piece of dough, sprinkle some cheese, top with some chicken, and optionally drizzle some additional hot sauce.
  7. Fold each rectangle over to cover the filling and seal the edges with a fork or pinch with your fingers.
  8. Cut a small slit on the top of each calzone to vent. Brush a little olive oil on top to help with browning. Repeat with the remaining pizza dough.
  9. Bake for approximately 12 minutes or until the dough is golden brown.
  10. Let the calzones cool slightly and optionally serve with some ranch dressing for dipping.

Printable Recipe Card

buffalo chicken calzones

Buffalo Chicken Calzones

These Buffalo Chicken Calzones are not only super easy to make, they pack a nice little punch thanks to the Buffalo Wing Sauce.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Marinate Time 3 hours
Total Time3 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Author Rodney
Servings 4 calzones
Calories 518 kcal

Equipment

  • BBQ / Grill
  • Skillet

Ingredients
 

  • 6 Chicken Tenderloins, or more as needed
  • 1 Cup Frank's RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce, or more to taste
  • 20 oz Refrigerated Pizza Dough, thin crust
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded, or more if desired
  • Olive Oil, or cooking spray
Optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Place the chicken tenderloins in a freezer bag and pour 1/2 cup Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wing Sauce in the bag. Turn to ensure all the pieces of chicken are well coated in the sauce. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • Heat the grill or skillet over medium high heat. Grill the chicken 8–10 minutes, turning to cook evenly, until cooked through. Discard any remaining marinade.
  • Let the chicken cool slightly and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Unroll the pizza dough onto a large greased cookie sheet. Slice into 4 rectangles (or more for smaller calzones).
  • On each piece of dough, sprinkle some cheese, top with some chicken, and optionally drizzle some additional hot sauce.
  • Fold each rectangle over to cover the filling and seal the edges with a fork or pinch with your fingers.
  • Cut a small slit on the top of each calzone to vent. Brush a little olive oil on top to help with browning. Repeat with the remaining pizza dough.
  • Bake for approximately 12 minutes or until dough is golden brown.
  • Let the calzones cool slightly and optionally serve with some ranch dressing for dipping.

Notes

Chicken Tenderloins vary in size. Marinate and cook enough tenderloins to fill 4 large calzones.

Nutrition

Calories: 518kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 33gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 3127mgPotassium: 299mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 212IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 145mgIron: 4mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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2 Comments

  1. Janice says:

    These chicken calzones are so tasty.

    1. Rodney says:

      Yes they are!

5 from 3 votes (2 ratings without comment)

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