BBQ Chicken Calzones

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BBQ Chicken Calzones are filled with barbecue chicken, bacon, red onion, cilantro and Mozzarella cheese.

I love BBQ Chicken Pizza. It is my favorite pizza by far. These calzones are basically the same thing but a tiny bit easier to make. The only difference is that I used some good ol’ Pillsbury Grands Biscuits for the calzone dough, instead of making it from scratch.

The calzones turned out so awesome. I was dreaming of eating them for leftovers the next night, but was sadly disappointed when I opened the fridge and they were nowhere in sight. (I totally meant for that to rhyme. haha)

Apparently Kale had them for a ‘late night snack’ the night before. That little stinker! I’ve learned my lesson though. I’m going to start hiding my leftovers in the dark little spaces in my fridge so he cant find them. ;)


BBQ Chicken Calzones

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 (16 ounce) can refrigerated Pillsbury Grand's Homestyle Biscuit Dough
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken breast
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup cooked, chopped bacon
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, mix together the cooked chicken and barbecue sauce.
  • Remove biscuit dough from can. Take one dough piece and lay out on a clean surface. Roll out flat into a 6 inch circle. Repeat with all dough circles.
  • In the center of one flattened dough circle, place about a 1/2 cup of barbecue chicken. Top chicken with desired amount of bacon, red onion, cilantro and about a 1/3 cup Mozzarella cheese. Take another flattened dough circle and place over the top. Seal the edges by pressing them together. ( I used a fork to help seal edges.)
  • Repeat process with all remaining dough circles and ingredients. You will have 4 calzones total.
  • Place all prepared calzones on to a large, lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until calzones are golden brown and cooked through. Carefully remove from oven. Let rest about 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
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14 thoughts on “BBQ Chicken Calzones

  1. These sound wonderful and not to difficult to do. I’m awfully fond of easy and delicious recipes. Thanks! Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  2. Hi Holly! My kids and I love BBQ chicken pizza too! I’d love to try these Calzones! It’s a lot easier to feed the kids when the ingredients are in the pocket. Not too much mess… and your cover photo is too delicious to pass. I wish I can have that for lunch. I’m not very good with dough (or sort of scared to make dough) so Pillsbury sounds perfect to me. 😉

  3. Made these last night! Delicious! I didn’t have the cilantro, and used yellow onion in place of red and cheddar cheese in place of the mozzerela. Turned out great!

  4. We loved these! I made enough for leftovers. I made the regular version and a second version using the exact same recipe only with reduced fat biscuits & reduced fat cheeses. You couldn’t even tell the difference. Both were equally yummy. Super easy too. Loved these Holly!

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