May 23, 2009

Baked Chicken Calzones

Baked Chicken Calzones

Makes: 3 servings

Created by The MDM Team, Tuesday, February 19, 2008
The great thing about calzones is that beyond the basics, you can add and subtract what you like. Stuff this pizza-like pastry with your favorite toppings.


1 10 oz. pkg. refrigerated pizza dough

1/4 cup prepared pesto

6 tbsp. ricotta cheese

1 1/2 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese (scant 1/2 cup)

1 oz. sun-dried tomatoes, chopped

1 boneless, skinless chicken breast half, cut into bite-size pieces

1 tsp. grated Parmesan/Romano mixture

2 1/2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil Parsley sprigs for garnish

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Unroll pizza dough and place on greased baking sheet. Layer pesto, cheeses, sun-dried tomatoes and chicken breast pieces in middle of dough. Lift one edge of dough and stretch over the filling to form a half-moon. Seal edges by pressing with tines of fork or pizza wheel, and make a fluted edge around the seal.
Prick top with fork to allow steam to escape. Brush with olive oil. Bake in preheated oven 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with parsley.
Additional Tips
Ready in 25 min

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