Wednesday, December 14, 2011

#iPPP recipe

You know the saying "Never go grocery shopping when your hungry"?

The same goes for Pinning.

Don't do it on an empty stomach. Unless you want to stare longingly into your pantry looking for something to substitute the craving you now have for "Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese".

On a full stomach though Pinterest is a wonderful source of inspiration, especially when it comes to ideas for tonight's dinner.

I saw this recipe for homemade calzones last week and haven't been able to get it out of my mind. The only problem I was running into is that Kevin and I differ in our pizza topping choices. He's a sausage and pepperoni kinda guy, whereas I am more of a cheese and veggie kinda gal.

Since we didn't have any pepperoni in the house, I thought we were S.O.L.

But then I had an epiphany...BBQ Chicken Pizza Calzones!!

So here is my take on the calzone pin, complete with pictures for this weeks #iPPP:

Here's what you'll need:

BBQ Sauce, Refrigerated pizza dough, a medium sized onion, cheese- I prefer a mix of cheddar and mozzarella, and chicken. I cooked up 2 chicken breasts earlier and shredded them. You could also use a rotisserie chicken.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE caramelized onions on my BBQ Chicken Pizza so first things first, brown up a medium sized onion. I prefer to caramelize mine with butter but you can use some olive oil if you'd like. The key to sweet, brown onions?? Slow and Low people. Slow and Low. That and stir often.

Preheat your oven to 400 (or whatever it says for your dough)
While your onions are browning, start filling up your calzone.
First lay down a layer of BBQ sauce in a smaller rectangle in the middle of your dough. Leave about 2 1/2 inches on both sides.

Add your cheeses, chicken and once they are done, your onions.

Now use a knife to cut the dough on the sides into 1 inch strips. Be careful not to cut all the way to the filling. Don't worry if the strips are too short, you can stretch them out as you go.

Once they are all cut fold them over, cris crossing them as you go.

Once she is all wrapped up, I like to brush her with some garlic butter but that is entirely up to you. Throw her in the oven for 15-20 mins or golden brown & enjoy!!!

After! YUM!!

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