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Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Calzones

Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Calzones- Cheese, BBQ Chicken,cilantro, and red onion stuffed in a crisp, easy to make gluten free crust.

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This post is sponsored by David’s Unforgettable Sauces. All opinions are my own.

Pizza Addiction

I am addicted to pizza. I like a thin crispy crust with tons of cheese and toppings. Honestly, I really just want the toppings. The crust is just a way to get all the rest of goodness to my mouth.

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When I first was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I was desperate to find gluten free pizza. We have a California Pizza Kitchen near us and I was thrilled to discover they made gluten free pizza in a controlled environment. They make a gluten free BBQ Chicken Pizza that is pretty good. Unfortunately for them, these Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Calzones are better, so I know longer have a reason to go there!

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David’s Unforgettable Sauces

Product Review Friday 9-16I recently discovered David’s Unforgettable Sauces. They are phenomenal balsamic based dressings, marinades, and bbq sauces. You can read my complete review here. I have tried all of his sauces and while it is hard to pick a favorite, the Spicy BBQ is definitely up there.

I have been experimenting with calzones lately, I just love the idea of a crispy outer shell filled with cheesy goodness. The first time my husband tried David’s Unforgettable Spicy BBQ Sauce he looked at me and said,

You must make a Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Calzone.

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Easy Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Calzones

When the hubby request Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Calzones, I make BBQ Chicken Calzones. It took a few tries to get the crust right, but it is perfect. Thin and crispy, just right for filling with cheesy bbq chicken goodness. The crust also holds up well to being eaten like a sandwich.

As always, I have a few recipe notes to help make the recipe simple!

Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Calzone | https://eatatourtable.comThe Cheese

I use cottage cheese that I run through the food processor because my husband hates ricotta. To make it easy for myself, I put the cottage cheese, egg, half the cheddar, and cilantro all in the food processor. It is a quick way to blend up the filling.

The BBQ Chicken

In order to give it the BBQ Chicken pizza feel, I sauteed some red onions before adding the chicken and bbq sauce.

Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Calzone | https://eatatourtable.comThe Crust

Gluten Free Pizza Crust can be a bit tricky, but I swear this is super simple. Two Words: Food Processor. This recipe is ridiculously easy and very versatile.

I highly suggest getting a good gluten free flour. GF Jules is my favorite.  I also recently discovered “Pizza dough yeast” Fleischmann’s makes yeast packets specially formulated for pizza and it works great!.

Be sure to visit David’s Unforgettable website and check out all the amazing sauces!

Happy Gluten Free Eating!


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BBQ Pizza Calzones


Gluten Free Pizza Dough

  • 2 1/2- 3 cups gluten free flour with xanthum gum
  • 1 package active pizza yeast
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2/3 - 1 cup water


  • 3/4 cup bbq sauce
  • 1 cup shredded chicken
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 4 ounces sliced montery jack cheese
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 egg beaten


Gluten Free Pizza Dough

  • Combine flour, yeast, salt, and sugar in the food processor. Pulse to combine.
  • Add olive oil, pulse till combined.
  • Slowly add water until ball is formed.
  • Divide into four portions.
  • Roll out into 4 circles

Calzone Filling

  • Place cottage cheese, 1/2 cheddar cheese, salt, cilantro and egg in food processor. Pulse until well combined.
  • Saute red onion in a bit of oil, add shredded chicken and bbq sauce.

Put it all together

  • Divide the sliced monterrey jack cheese on each circle of dough.
  • Divide the cottage cheese mixture on top of the monterrey jack cheese.
  • Divide the BBQ chicken mixture on top of the cottage cheese.
  • Top with remaining cheddar cheese.
  • Smear beaten egg around the edges of dough.
  • Carefully pull over and press together edges of dough to form a pocket. Use a fork to press edges together.
  • Brush remaining egg on top, sprinkle with grated parmesan if desired.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.


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    October 11, 2016 at 8:32 am

    This looks so delicious. I honestly don’t know if I can pull this off and have it look as scrumptious and you have, but I’ll give it a go.

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    October 10, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Those look absolutely delicious!!! I’m hungry now and I’m going to have to try making them soon.

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    Aish Das-Padihari
    October 10, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    They look super-duper yum. Feel like grabbing one from the plate.

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    October 10, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Omg these look AMAZING!!

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    October 10, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Yum! I haven’t tried baking with gluten free flour.

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    Barry Richardson
    October 10, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    The plural of “calzone” is “calzoni”, Amanda 🙂

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      October 10, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      I had no idea!! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

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    October 10, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    This looks delicious!!!

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    Tania Potter - Soul Sense Coaching
    October 10, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Oh my word, this looks delicious and that is gluten free is an absolute win for me!

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    Lou Lou Girls
    October 7, 2016 at 11:07 am


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    October 6, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Wonderful job on that dough! It looks gorgeous! I haven’t had a calzone since going gluten-free, so these are definitely going on the menu!

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      October 6, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      They are so good! I was so happy with how the dough came out. It would be perfect for pocket sandwiches as well!

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    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    October 6, 2016 at 9:22 am

    These look perfect for a nice, fun relaxing meal on the weekend. Perfect for when we have company over too.

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    October 6, 2016 at 9:18 am

    My husband loves all cazones! I will have to try this recipe 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Kortney // Allergy Girl Eats
    October 6, 2016 at 3:24 am

    I love how thin the crust is! Normally I am not a calzone fan because it is mostly crust and not enough of the stuff I really want… cheese!

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    Igor @ Cooking The Globe
    October 6, 2016 at 3:16 am

    These Calzones are PERFECT. I am already dreaming about savoring these little guys. Saving the recipe!

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    October 6, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Oh yum, these sound delicious! My husband loves Calzones, but I don’t think we have ever made them at home ourselves – will have to give them a try.

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      October 6, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      They are so easy to make!

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    October 5, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Oh man these sound good! I haven’t had a calzone since going gluten free!

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    October 5, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    I’m just like you – all about the toppings!! These BBQ Pizza Calzones looks delicious and I love all the fillings – YUM!

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    October 5, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    I love love love calzones! This sounds so delicious!

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    Platter Talk
    October 5, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    If that tastes as good as it looks, I have another favorite! Great idea.

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    October 5, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    I love how simple but delicious this ingredient list is. The stuffing is typically things I already have on hand!

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    Sandi Gaertner
    October 5, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    My family would LOVE these! They are perfect to everyone make their own to order.

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    Heather @Boston Girl Bakes
    October 5, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I’ve dabbled with GF pizza crust before- going to have to give this one a try because it looks fantastic!

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    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    October 5, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Living in South Florida, we have been fortunate to experience some truly delicious empanadas! I’m adding these to the list!

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    Anne Murphy
    October 5, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    I haven’t had calzone in ages… since well before I went gluten free, actually! I think I’ll need to try these.

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    Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction
    October 5, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    These sound and look absolutely delicious!

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    Cricket Plunkett
    October 5, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    These look great! I really need to get a food processor!

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    October 5, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    OMG this looks so delicious!!!

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      October 5, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks! We ate it 3 times in one week!

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    October 5, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    What a fun little meal! Love the homemade calzone dough 🙂

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      October 5, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      It worked so well!

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