Buffalo Chicken Calzones

Your favorite game day snack just got a new shape.

calzones on a sheet pan with carrots and celery

Brie Goldman

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins

Whether it's Buffalo Wings or Buffalo Chicken Dip, we all have a go-to buffalo chicken recipe. Here's your favorite in a new form: Buffalo Chicken Calzones. They've got all the goodness of shredded chicken drenched in hot sauce and ranch with the bonus of a crunchy golden-brown crust. With an upgrade of cream cheese, green onions, and celery, you'll get all your spicy cravings in.

But don't think you need a special occasion to whip out this dish. Buffalo Chicken Calzones make a great meal for sitting out on the patio on a warm summer night or around the table with your family on a rainy day.

If you've got a little extra time, we recommend making two portions of our homemade Pizza Dough. However, if you're looking for a premade option, we found that Trader Joe's pizza dough is one of the best options for this recipe. It's affordable and handles easily, but still has that homemade flavor. This chicken calzone recipe is best served warm from the oven with ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping.


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 3 cups shredded chicken

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1/3 cup cayenne hot sauce

  • 1/4 cup ranch or blue cheese dressing

  • ¼ cup chopped green onions

  • ¼ cup finely chopped celery

  • 2 portions Homemade Pizza Dough or 2 lb. purchased refrigerated pizza dough

  • 1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese or crumbled blue cheese

  • 1 egg

  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1½ tsp. dried Italian seasoning, crushed


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat two baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium bowl combine the shredded chicken, cream cheese, hot sauce, ranch or blue cheese salad dressing, chopped green onions, and chopped celery.

  2. Divide the dough into six portions; shape each portion into a ball. For each calzone, on a lightly floured surface roll one ball into a 7-inch circle. Spread about ½ cup chicken mixture on one half of the dough circle, leaving a 1-inch border. Top with about 2 Tbsp. pepper jack cheese. Lightly brush the edges with water. Fold the dough over filling; seal with the tines of a fork. Transfer the chicken calzones to a prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough and fillings.

  3. In a bowl whisk together the egg and 1 Tbsp. of water. Brush the tops of the calzones with egg mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. Prick tops with fork or paring knife. Bake, rotating sheets once, until golden and hollow when tapped, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool slightly. Serve with additional ranch or blue cheese salad dressing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

347 Calories
23g Fat
8g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 346.8
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23.5g 30%
Saturated Fat 10.2g 51%
Cholesterol 122.9mg 41%
Sodium 408.2mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 7.6g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Total Sugars 2.1g
Protein 25.6g
Vitamin D 0.3mcg 2%
Vitamin C 5.3mg 26%
Calcium 211.3mg 16%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Potassium 331.8mg 7%
Fatty acids, total trans 0g
Vitamin D 12IU
Alanine 1.2g
Arginine 1.4g
Ash 2.4g
Aspartic acid 2.1g
Caffeine 0mg
Carotene, alpha 2.5mcg
Choline, total 38.5mg
Copper, Cu 0.1mg
Cystine 0.3g
Energy 1451.5kJ
Fluoride, F 2.5mcg
Folate, total 31.6mcg
Glutamic acid 4.5g
Glycine 1g
Histidine 0.8g
Isoleucine 1.4g
Leucine 2.1g
Lysine 2.1g
Methionine 0.7g
Magnesium, Mg 28.6mg
Manganese, Mn 0.1mg
Niacin 5.9mg
Phosphorus, P 298mg
Pantothenic acid 1mg
Phenylalanine 1.1g
Phytosterols 1.6mg
Proline 1.6g
Retinol 123.5mcg
Selenium, Se 26.6mcg
Serine 1.1g
Starch 0.1g
Theobromine 0mg
Threonine 1g
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.7mg
Tryptophan 0.3g
Tyrosine 1g
Valine 1.4g
Vitamin A, IU 619.9IU
Vitamin A, RAE 133.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 28.3mcg
Water 101.4g
Zinc, Zn 2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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