Buffalo Chicken & Spinach Calzone

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

From our skinny table to yours...

Do you LOVE pizza as much as we do?  Today we are putting a buffalo style twist on the oh-so fattening calzone!  Your typical restaurant calzone will range between 1,000-1,500 calories.  That's a days worth of calories in ten minutes.  No thank you!

Ready for our healthy calzone secret?  We bake our calzones up in a whole wheat pita.  Don't worry these are absolutely delicious and you will not be missing that fried dough. 
These are super easy to whip up too and will be on the table in under 30 minutes!  We start off by cooking up our chicken in Frank's buffalo sauce (which has ZERO calories) and lots of fresh cilantro.  We then begin to stuff our pitas.  Simply stuff each half with reduced fat mozzarella cheese, buffalo chicken, sautéed spinach and even more cilantro. 
Pop these in the oven for 7 minutes, just to crisp up the pita and melt the cheese!

YUM.  If you love this one (how could you not) then be sure to try our chicken & broccoli white calzone and our tomato basil calzone as well!
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Serves: 4
Serving size: 1 full pita (2 halves)
Calories: 334
Fat: 7.5 grams
Carbs: 33.2 grams
Dietary fiber: 4.3 grams
Protein: 33.5 grams
1 pound organic chicken breast
1/2 cup Frank's buffalo sauce
8 cups fresh spinach
2 garlic cloves
8 tbsp. reduced fat mozzarella cheese
1 handful chopped cilantro
1 tbsp. olive oil
4 whole wheat pitas (ours was 140 calories per pita)
Let's get cooking!
1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2.  Chop lean chicken breast into small bite size pieces and add to sauté pan with buffalo sauce.  Sauté  5-7 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked and white throughout.  Add most of fresh cilantro and mix to combine flavors.
3.  While chicken is cooking.  Add olive oil and garlic to sauté pan over medium heat.  Add in spinach and cook for approx 2-3 minutes or until wilted.  Remove from heat and set aside.
4.  Begin to stuff pitas.  Stuff each pita with 1/8 of the remaining ingredients, buffalo chicken, spinach, mozzarella cheese and top with more fresh cilantro.
5.  Place pitas in oven and cook for approx. 7 minutes or until pitas begin to crisp and cheese melts.
Serves 4 healthy portions!  Enjoy :)

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  1. This is a great alternative to the ricotta spewing calzone from my corner pizza place! And I love Buffalo everything.

  2. I just found your site- I love it! Making this on Tuesday!!!

  3. Made these for lunch today...AMAZING! And filling!

  4. Made these for dinner last night and they were DELICIOUS!


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