HOT WING CALZONE

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Elda’s Kitchen Hot Wing Cooking & Grilling Sauce

Hot, hearty, and ready for your next party, this hot wing calzone recipe is one of our favorite crowd-pleasers. If you’re not a fan of heat, you can sub out the Hot Wing sauce for another Elda’s Kitchen Cooking & Grilling Sauce and any cheese of your choice! For more heat, try adding red pepper flakes and Pepper Jack cheese.

Ingredients 
  • An 8oz bottle of Elda’s Kitchen Hot Wing Cooking & Grilling Sauce
  • Pizza dough (homemade or packaged)
  • ½ cup Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
  • 6 oz block of cream cheese (or bleu cheese), cubed
  • ⅓ cup chicken, shredded and precooked
  • 2 dashes of Kosher salt
  • Egg wash (1 tablespoon of water mixed with 1 whole egg)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ – 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
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Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Shape your pizza dough by hand into a large circle, then roll with a rolling pin to stretch.
Once you have a large circle of dough, coat half of the circle in Elda’s Kitchen Hot Wing Cooking & Grilling Sauce (Should use between ⅓ to ½ of the bottle). Spread sauce over the entire circle using a brush, taking care to leave about an inch of bare dough all the way around for folding and sealing.

Once dough is coated in sauce, sprinkle monterey jack cheese to cover one half of the circle. Add cream cheese cubes on top of the shredded cheese. Next, top the cheese half with shredded chicken. Drizzle a tablespoon of Hot Wing sauce over the half of the dough that has toppings. Finish with another layer of shredded Monterey Jack cheese and a sprinkle of kosher salt.

Brush your egg wash around the bare edge of the pizza dough. Fold the side of the dough without toppings over to cover the toppings. Using your fingers, seal the calzone and then, using a spatula and your hand, quickly and carefully lift onto your parchment-papered baking sheet.

Once on the sheet, use your fingers to crimp the edge into a decorative scallop all the way around the seam. Be sure to check out the video of Brie making this recipe to see a demonstration of how to get perfect decorative scallops every time!

Once scalloped, use a knife or board scraper to cut 4-5 slits into the top of your calzone for venting. Generously brush the entire top of the calzone with egg wash.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool. While cooling, mix garlic powder and melted butter together. Using a spoon or brush, coat the finished calzone with garlic butter. Slice into pieces and enjoy!

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