Buffalo Chicken Star Calzone for our stars!

Easy recipe with just a few ingredients and step by step photos!

#easy #recipe for#super bowl #Sunday with #pizza dough, dip with #healthy#Costco Greek yogurt
Buffalo Chicken Star Calzone and Apple Raita with Blue Cheese and celery

Super Bowl fever has taken over New England and everyone here is rooting for our stars-the Patriots! Of course Super Bowl food goes hand in hand with the excitement of watching the game!

Buffalo wings and pizza are all time favorites so I decided to make the Buffalo Chicken Star Calzone. For the dip, I made the delectable Apple Raita with blue cheese and celery. Other favorite munchies during the game are the Masala Peanut Bhujia in 4 1/2 minutes, the Broiled Stuffed Indo Mexican Jalapenos, Touch down Chili! and the Baked Vada Paav Poppers….to name a few…..did I tell you we are foodies ? 🙂

The Buffalo Chicken Star Calzone is super easy to put together and emerges from the oven all ooey gooey with the cheese, and oh so yummy with the spicy kick. I added only 3 tablespoons of the buffalo sauce for a medium hot taste. I personally love spicy foods and go for those ‘dare you’ kind of wings at restaurants. But this whole combination with the calzone and the dip tasted so moreish that I did not miss my ‘extra’ spicy.

Here are my easy step by step photos-

#easy #recipe for#super bowl #Sunday with #pizza dough, dip with #healthy#Costco Greek yogurt
Clockwise from top right- the 5 ingredients for filling,the mixed filling, cuts in the rolled out dough (They are just simple straight line cuts, the dough pulled apart after being cut so it looks like a flower), the filling and egg wash and the dough tucked. The big photo is the calzone ready for baking!

 

Buffalo Chicken Star Calzone

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients-

For the filling-

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons plain cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup grated cheese- I used a combination of sharp cheddar and Mexican cheese
  • 1 clove of garlic, grated
  • 3 tablespoons hot sauce ( or to taste)

Other ingredients-

  • 9 ounces pizza dough- store bought or homemade
  • Flour to roll out the dough
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water, for the egg wash

Ingredients and recipe for the dip- is at Apple Raita with Blue cheese and celery 

To make the Buffalo Chicken Star Calzones-

  1. Simply mix together all the ingredients for the filling. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. On a floured surface, roll out the pizza dough to about 1/8 inch thickness. Transfer to a greased baking sheet. I rolled the dough and baked the calzone on the same baking mat.
  4. With a pizza cutter cut the dough in the middle as shown in the photos. Spoon the filling around the circumference of the circle, leaving about 1 inch around the outer edge. (see photo)
  5. Brush the center cuts with egg wash and fold as shown in photos. Brush the top with egg wash and bake in the preheated 350 degree oven for about 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. While the calzone is baking, prepare the Apple Raita with Blue cheese and celery dip.
  7. Serve the Buffalo Chicken Star Calzone warm out of the oven with the dip!

 

Taking my freshly baked calzone to Angie’s Fiesta Friday co-hosted this week by the lovely duo  are Andrea @ Cooking with a Wallflower and Su @ Su’s Healthy Living.

Enjoy! Go Pats!!!

Love,

Sandhya

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. Lina says:

    A delicious recipe explained very well!love the look of it!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Lina. I really appreciate your feedback about the’ well explained’part too because I always want to be surethe instructions and tips are easy and clear

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  2. Such a great, tasty recipe. Love the presentation! 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Ronit!

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  3. Now I’m sure that will be polished off in no time!Looks amazing, Sandhya 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Freda! You know how it is – I made them for the blog, now due to popular demand :), will have to make them again on Sunday….but they are a breeze to make so am happy to make them

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  4. Sheryl says:

    mmm . . .It looks yummy.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Sheryl!

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  5. I NEED a star calzone! I can’t believe I’ve never even thought of changing the shape!
    Good luck to you and your team tomorrow! 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Josette! New England is celebrating the win with a parade in Boston tomorrow.

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      1. What an amazing game!

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  6. Loretta says:

    A work of art Sandhya! Love how you put your own stamp on it for your team. The stars added a brilliant touch to it as well. I’ve never made a calzone before, but you have me inspired now. Maybe I’ll make a potato bhaji calzone? Ever heard of that one? LOL! Good luck tonight, I don’t understand American football at all, but I’ll probably be on the look out for the half time show.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      New England is celebrating the win with a parade in Boston tomorrow! What a game it was! the half time show was fun too, right?
      Thank you so much for your kind words, as always, Loretta.
      I saw your garden pictures and it looks like spring is arriving early for you. i am so happy for you.

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    2. Sandhya says:

      Loretta,
      I have made calzones with potato and peas filling before and it tastes awesome!

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  7. This calzone is soo gorgeous. And filled with buffalo chicken? Yes, please. Happy FF!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Andrea!

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  8. I love the way you presented this Sandhya – you come up with some of the best ideas for entertaining. The recipe sounds great too – The Patriots won so I imagine the whole east coast is celebrating!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Yes! Tomorrow there is a parade in Boston even though it is cold and snow is predicted! What a game, right?
      Thank you so much for your kind words Judi. Truly mean a lot to me.

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  9. Sumith says:

    So beautifully presented!! Very creative and the recipe sounds so tasty.

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  10. Antonia says:

    I hate that I missed this before the game! What a fantastic recipe Sandhya! I am saving this for the next time I entertain. Congratulations on the win, what a game!

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  11. Chicken 🍗 being my favourite so it’s yummy 😋 yummy 😋
    I will be happy to see some exotic delights from Red/Goat meat if you can !

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Sibananda. Sure will try to post some goat meat recipes.

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