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Buffalo Chicken Calzone

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This Buffalo Chicken Calzone is filled with tender shredded chicken drowned in spicy buffalo sauce, broccoli, and mozzarella. It’s delicious dipped in ranch or blue cheese. 

Something happened when I moved to the Midwest and I have become obsessed with buffalo sauce and ranch dressing. I will even put them on my pizza… which inspired this recipe for a massive family style, Buffalo Chicken Calzone! It is a recipe that requires few ingredients and just a few minutes of preparation time. It is just the thing to snack on while you hang out at home watching sports or binge watching Netflix.

Serve this Buffalo Chicken Calzone as a meal or a snack. It is big enough to be a meal for two people, and to be honest I added the broccoli to help justify eating this as a meal.

The cheese and the buffalo sauce overwhelm the taste of the broccoli, so even people who don’t like broccoli (ahem… my husband and George Bush) won’t mind it here. The broccoli serves to add a nice fresh crisp texture while boosting the calzone’s nutritional value.

Buffalo Chicken Calzone

This recipe comes together very quickly and easily. Chop up rotisserie chicken – or leftover chicken, season it with dry ranch dressing mix and buffalo sauce, and stir in a bit of cream cheese. The cream cheese adds a nice light cheesy flavor that tones down the heat of the spice.

The chicken mixture gets spread out on the pizza dough, topped with broccoli and mozzarella, and then the pizza dough is braided over the fillings. You could opt to use blue cheese instead of mozzarella, but I recommend mozzarella since it melts so well and helps to hold the ingredients inside the calzone.

If you are interested in more recipes involving buffalo chicken, here are my favorites:

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad

This recipe for Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad is a healthy way to get your buffalo fix.

A copycat recipe for Joe's on Weed Buffalo Chicken Dip

A thick creamy Buffalo Chicken Dip is a wonderful appetizer to serve a party.

Buffalo Chicken Calzone

And Buffalo Chicken Eggrolls are made by rolling up buffalo sauce soaked chicken and cheese in eggroll wrappers.

How to make Buffalo Chicken Calzones:



483 cal


47 g


11 g


7 g
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Buffalo Chicken Calzone

Yields 2

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 2 cups Rotisserie Chicken
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup Franks Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1/3 cup Cream Cheese
  • 1 head of Broccoli
  • 4-5 slices of Fresh Mozzarella
  • 1 Pizza Crust (I used Pillsbury)
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Serve with Ranch or Blue Cheese Dressing for dipping


  1. Heat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Start by dicing up the chicken. Place it in a bowl and add the buffalo sauce and the ranch dressing. You might want to slowly add the buffalo sauce to taste. I added just about 1/3 cup and it was pretty spicy. Then mix in the cream cheese. Set aside.
  3. Rinse the broccoli in water and then chop it into small florets. Microwave it for 30 seconds, until it is about half cooked. I just used the 30 second button on its standard setting.
  4. Lay the pizza crust out on a work surface – flour the surface if necessary. Spread the chicken mixture down the middle of the dough. Top with the broccoli and then the mozzarella.
  5. Next you need to fold the dough together. Take a look at the photos in this post to see how I sliced off the corners of the dough, and sliced strips down the sides of the dough and folded them over each other.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes, until the crust is golden brown. Slice and serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing.

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How to Make Buffalo Chicken Calzones


Miz Helen

Tuesday 14th of March 2017

Congratulations! Your recipe was featured on Full Plate Thursday and we pinned it to our features board! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us and hope you will come back soon! Miz Helen

Liz O'Hara

Tuesday 7th of March 2017

Great idea! This looks delicious and an easy way to make calzone.

Erlene A

Monday 6th of March 2017

My oldest son is obsessed with all things buffalo too and all of my kids smoother stuff in Ranch. They would all enjoy this. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Pinned.

Kit Graham

Monday 6th of March 2017

Thank you Erlene! I hope they love it!

Michele Morin

Saturday 4th of March 2017

Hooray! Leftover chicken in the fridge and I had all but lost hope. Thanks!

Kit Graham

Monday 6th of March 2017

Yay! Happy I can help!

building our hive Sisters

Saturday 4th of March 2017

Love how you wrapped it in the dough! Thanks for linking up with Funtastic Friday!

Kit Graham

Monday 6th of March 2017

Thanks so much. It's so easy too!

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