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Chicken Pot Pie Calzones

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How do you call your lover boy?

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You stuff a chicken pot pie in his calzone. That’s freaking how.

I’m having a mild aneurism over this whole thing actually. And actually, I do realize that I overuse the word actually. I overuse a lot of words on this blawg that probably make you want to gnaw through your veins.

This is why I show you food like chicken pot pie calzones, ya know. It helps distract you from all the d-baggery. It’s like a prism in the forest. A hunky, shirtless gardener trimming roses. A baby sloth doing the Macarena.

Wait, are you already gone?

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Perhaps I should just tell you now how much of a WEEKNIGHT meal this is. Oh mama bear you heard me. The laboring is nil to the vril.

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Because vril definitely means something.

*THIS JUST IN. I just now looked it up and it DOES in fact mean something. It’s a book about some society and the coming race. See? They know the power of the calzone. The chicken pot pie calzone. This is what they know.

They also have insanely long hair and I’m guessing that once they take over the Earth my mane will fit right in.

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Piles and piles of scrumptious pot pie.

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Pockets and pockets of, well, scrumptious pot pie.

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Let me ask you again. How do you call your lover boy?

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That’s right.

Chicken Pot Pie Calzones:

What it took for 4 calzones:

* 2 chicken breasts, poached and finely chopped (do this early in the day and bam, you’ve saved time later)
* 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
* 2 carrots, finely chopped
* 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 1/2 onion, finely chopped
* 1 tsp dried thyme
* 3/4 cup frozen peas
* 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
* 1 (12 oz) carton organic cream of chicken soup (condensed)
* 1 pound pizza dough, divided into 4 balls (store bought is fine!)
* 1 egg (for an egg wash)
* coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 375.

In a medium sauté pan, heat the oil over medium-high. Add the carrots, celery, garlic and onion; sauté until the veggies have softened, 6 minutes. Season with the dried thyme and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Transfer mixture to a large bowl and let sit about 5 minutes to cool.

Add the chopped chicken, frozen peas, shredded cheddar and the condensed soup to the bowl. Stir to fully combine. It wouldn’t hurt to throw in another pinch of salt and pepper at this point. Wouldn’t hurt at all.

On a floured work surface, roll out each pizza ball until you get roughly an 8-inch circle. Divide the pot pie mixture among the 4 circles, and pull one end of the dough over the mixture and pinch to seal.

Crack an egg into a small bowl and lightly beat. Brush the egg wash over the top of each calzone. Take a paring knife and lightly score the tops, creating a vent for steam to escape.

Bake roughly 25 minutes, or until the calzones are golden brown!

You seriously won’t even believe what’s about to happen to you.

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Let’s hope he doesn’t answer so you can eat his too.

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40 Responses to Chicken Pot Pie Calzones

  1. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl January 24, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    How are your photos so gorgeous? I can’t take it. The thyme, the dough. Stunning.

  2. Heather @ Heather's Dish January 24, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    Chicken pot pie calzone go BOOM!

  3. windykitchen January 24, 2013 at 8:50 am #

    well, my stomach just audibly growled.

  4. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel January 24, 2013 at 8:56 am #

    I want to stuff my face with these!

  5. Carly @ Snack Therapy January 24, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    Jeez. I have no words.

  6. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen January 24, 2013 at 9:04 am #

    I could eat this morning, noon and night for the rest of my life!

  7. Becky January 24, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    Brilliant idea and I have some pizza dough left over in the freezer from last week’s pizza fix. Amazing!

  8. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie January 24, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    It’s a hand held chicken pot pie! = love

  9. Carla January 24, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    You are hilarious! I laughed out loud several times. I Never would have thought of chicken pot pie calzones. At first I didn’t think it sounded too good. But, now…..can’t wait to make them. Thank you.

  10. Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife January 24, 2013 at 9:56 am #

    Comfort food, my favorite!

  11. Heather January 24, 2013 at 9:56 am #

    ERMERGHERD, I want this in my belly so bad.

  12. Katie January 24, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    This is the exact same language that my lover boy speaks. If we weren’t already married, he’d probably propose to me after I made this for him.

  13. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts January 24, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Why aren’t you my neighbor?

  14. Erin January 24, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    This looks absolutely AmAaaaaaahzing! Can’t wait to stuff my face with it…and I’ll consider sharing with my hubby. ;-)

  15. Jackie @ The Beeroness January 24, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    I need these in my face.

  16. Shelly January 24, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    This looks AMAZING! What a brilliant idea! Thanks!

  17. a farmer in the dell January 24, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    you didn’t just do this? Brilliant. I am giving you a long distance high five for this one! Yum

  18. Sues January 24, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    This is the best idea ever ever EVER! I just died. dead. bye.

  19. Chris January 24, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    OMG!! Going to try these very very soon…

    One question: You think this filling would work with the big refrigerator biscuits? My kids LOVE those for the base of a pizza so, I was just thinking…..

    Well, any way….YUM!!

    • Bev Weidner January 24, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

      Big biscuits would work GREAT. Oh that sounds so good. Dew eet!

  20. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking January 24, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    If my tummy’s grumble is any indication, these MUST happen soon.

  21. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe January 24, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    Thank goodness I don’t have a lover boy, so I can eat them ALLLLLLLL!

  22. Christine (Cook the Story) January 24, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    Can’t stop laughing! Still picturing a baby sloth doing the Macarena. Make it stop! lol. O.K., I’ll just focus on the gorgeous calzones instead. Yum!

  23. claire @ the realistic nutritionist January 24, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    I just love this idea.

  24. Emily @ Hungry Delights January 24, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Oh my god.. I need these in my life!

    xo Emily

  25. Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats January 24, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    Wow. I need to go buy cream of chicken soup, frozen peas, and pizza dough. NOW!

  26. Katie @ Blonde Ambition January 24, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    Best. Idea. Everrr.

    Why don’t I just keep these to myself and, um, NOT tell my boyfriend about them? I think it’s a plan.

  27. Michelle January 24, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

    AH-MAZING! These look to die for.

  28. Julie @ Table for Two January 24, 2013 at 8:07 pm #

    uh, these are like the smartest things, ever. wow. only you would think of this and i love you for it!

  29. Cassie | Bake Your Day January 24, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    So fun, Bev. I have been craving pot pies lately!

  30. megan @ whatmegansmaking January 25, 2013 at 6:22 am #

    Oh my, how do you come up with this stuff??? I just made chicken pot pie soup and thought that was the best idea ever. Now I see that I was mistaken, and that I need to make these. Tell me – if I serve chicken pot pie calzones with chicken pot pie soup, is that overkill? :)

  31. Jess @ OnSugarMountain January 25, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    Are you discreetly trying to tell me that I am your lover boy? Because I cannot look away from these calzones. Seriously. And week night easy? I think I’m in love. (with the calzones lol) :D

  32. Kim January 26, 2013 at 6:40 am #

    This looks amazing! What recipe do you use for your dough? Or what brand of pizza dough do you buy?

  33. Shaina January 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    I need these in my life.

  34. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious January 27, 2013 at 1:15 am #

    This needs to get in my belly stat!

  35. Ross | TheFaceBaby January 27, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    This definitely shouldn’t exist … but I’m SO, so glad that it does.

  36. Coach Katriel January 29, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    Well, I know what I’m having for dinner tonight!

  37. Kendra207 September 7, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    Has anyone tried freezing these before baking? If so, how did they come out?

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