Buffalo Chicken StromboliEstimated Cost:  $8.00

Prep Time:  10 minutes

Cooking Time:  15 minutes

Serves:  6

One of a number of easy Stromboli recipes I enjoy.  Easy and affordable, they are great dinner ideas during the busy week.

1 can refrigerated classic pizza crust
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/4 cup Buffalo wing sauce
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease a cookie sheet.

2. Unroll pizza dough; place on cookie sheet. Starting at center, press out dough into 14×10-inch rectangle.

3. In small bowl, mix chicken and wing sauce; spread down center of rectangle to within 1 inch of edges. Sprinkle with cheese.

4. Fold shorter sides of dough 1 inch over filling. Bring long sides of dough over filling, overlapping in center; pinch edge to seal.

5. Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with celery sticks and blue-cheese dipping sauce if desired.

Mike’s comments:

This is a nice fusion adaptation of two of my favorite foods, buffalo wings and Stromboli. Be sure to choose the Buffalo wing sauce that matches your heat-tolerance. If you don’t like your food to leave smoke trails out of your ears you might want to avoid the “hot” and “extra-hot” varieties.

Stromboli is a type of turnover filled with various cheeses, typically mozzarella, Italian meats such as salami, capicola and bresaola or vegetables. The dough traditionally used is Italian bread dough.

A Buffalo wing, Buffalo chicken wing, hot wing or wing, in the cuisine of the United States, is a chicken wing section (wingette or drumette) that is generally deep-fried, un-breaded and coated in a sauce of vinegar-based cayenne pepper hot sauce and butter in the kitchen. They are served hot, along with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing for dipping.