Barbecue Chicken Calzones (The Ultimate Comfort Food)

Barbecue Chicken Calzones (The Ultimate Comfort Food) Recipe

Closeup of 2 Barbecue Chicken Calzones on a brown plate with 3 cherry tomatoes.

Barbecue Chicken Calzones (The Ultimate Comfort Food) Recipe. If you’re craving some warm and savory comfort food, check out our Italian Calzones with an American twist recipe!

Filled with juicy shredded chicken, crispy bacon, and gooey melted cheese, all wrapped in a crispy pizza crust, these calzones are the perfect indulgence for any occasion.

The addition of zesty barbeque sauce and fresh cilantro brings a burst of flavor to each bite, making these calzones irresistible to even the pickiest eaters.

Not only are these Barbecue Chicken Calzones incredibly delicious, but they’re also easy to make!

With simple instructions and common ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these calzones in no time.

Whether you’re looking for a cozy dinner on a chilly night, or an easy dish to impress your friends at your next gathering, these calzones are sure to hit the spot.

The beauty of these calzones is their versatility. You can easily customize the recipe to suit your personal preferences by adding or substituting different ingredients.

Whether you’re a fan of spicy peppers or prefer a vegetarian option, you can easily make these calzones your own.

So, next time you’re in the mood for some delicious comfort food, give them a try.

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2 Barbecue Chicken Calzones on a brown plate with 3 cherry tomatoes. The plate is on a blue and white striped cloth. A glass of white wine next to the plate.

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Closeup of 2 Barbecue Chicken Calzones on a brown plate with 3 cherry tomatoes.

Barbecue Chicken Calzones (The Ultimate Comfort Food)

Nesting Lane Indulge
These Barbecue Chicken Calzones are the perfect comfort food to satisfy your cravings! This recipe is easy to make and perfect for a cozy night in or a fun dinner party with friends.
5 from 27 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 4 slices bacon
  • ½ small onion chopped
  • 3 cups shredded, cooked chicken breast meat
  • cup barbeque sauce
  • 1 can (10oz) refrigerated pizza crust dough
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
  • Cook bacon until crisp in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain on paper towels and crumble.
  • Add shredded chicken and chopped onions to the bacon grease in the skillet. Fry over medium heat until onions are tender.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in 1/3 cup of barbeque sauce. Add the crumbled bacon to the mixture.
  • Roll out pizza crust dough onto a greased cookie sheet. Press out to an even thickness and cut in half.
  • Divide the chicken mixture between the two pieces of dough, spreading it only on one half of each piece to within 1/2 inch of the edge.
  • Drizzle the remaining sauce over the filling and sprinkle with cheese and cilantro.
  • Fold the uncovered portion of dough over the filling and press the edges together with a fork to seal.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until browned to your liking.
  • Cool for a few minutes, then cut each calzone in half. Each serving is half of a calzone.
  • Serve with additional barbeque sauce if desired.


Servings Per Recipe: 4


Calories: 564.2kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 45.2gFat: 18.6gSaturated Fat: 6.3gCholesterol: 106.7mgSodium: 1381.8mgPotassium: 368.4mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 15.2gCalcium: 243.5mgIron: 3.1mg
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