Air-Fryer Mini Chicken Calzones


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Air-Fryer Mini Chicken Calzones

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    These chicken calzones might be mini, but the flavor is anything but. The perfectly-baked pizza dough is filled with a creamy mixture of cheese, bacon, chicken, and chopped jalapeños.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 6
    ½ (8-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee cream cheese, softened
    3 tbsp. Hy-Vee sour cream
    2 tbsp. dry ranch dressing mix
    ⅔ c. Hy-Vee Kitchen picked rotisserie chicken
    ⅔ c. shredded Monterey Jack cheese
    3 slice(s) Hy-Vee sweet smoked thick-sliced bacon, crisp-cooked
    1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
    2 (14.1-oz. each) pkgs. refrigerated pre-rolled pizza crust dough
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter, melted
    Hy-Vee grated Parmesan, for serving
    Fresh parsley, chopped; for serving

    Things To Grab

    • Medium bowl
    • Electric mixer
    • 4-inch round cookie cutter
    • Air fryer
    • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
    • Meat thermometer
    • Silicone pastry brush


    1. Beat cream cheese, sour cream, and ranch dressing mix with an electric mixer until combined. Stir in shredded Rotisserie chicken, shredded Monterey Jack cheese, cooked bacon, and jalapeno. 

    2. Unroll refrigerated pizza crusts. Cut each into 6 (4-inch each) rounds using a cookie cutter. Spoon 2 tablespoons filling in center of each round; moisten edges with water. Fold in half to enclose filling; press edges together. Moisten top edge with water. To create a rope edging, fold edge up and over diagonally; slightly press down to seal. 

    3. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees according to manufacturer's instructions. Lightly spray air fryer basket with nonstick spray. Working in batches, place calzones in a single layer in basket. Spray tops with nonstick spray. Air-fry for 7 to 8 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, turning halfway through. 

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      To oven bake: Prepare calzones as directed; lightly spray with nonstick spray. Bake on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet at 400 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes or until calzones reach 165 degrees.
      Hy-Vee Seasons Magazine
    4. Brush calzones with melted butter. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan and chopped parsley, if desired. Serve with ranch dressing. 

    Nutrition facts


    600 Calories per serving
    2 calzones

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 29g
    • Cholesterol: 65mg
    • Sodium: 1330mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 67g
    • Protein: 19g

    Daily Values

    Iron 20%
    Calcium 10%
    Vitamin D 120%
    Potassium 4%