Meet the Sullivans: Chicken and Basil Calzones

November 15, 2010

Chicken and Basil Calzones

These calzones were very easy to make and turned out great! There is an endless amount of fun and creative things you can do with little pockets of dough / crust. 

Next time I would add a little extra basil. This recipe is from Cooking Light and you can find the printable version here

Here is what you will need: 
  • Cooking spray
  • 2  garlic cloves, minced
  • 1  pound  ground chicken breast
  • 3/4  cup  prepared pizza sauce
  • 1/4  teaspoon  crushed red pepper
  • 1/4  cup  chopped fresh basil
  • 1  (13.8-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust dough
  • 1/2  cup  (2 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add garlic and chicken to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring to crumble. Stir in pizza sauce and pepper. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Wash that basil really well!

And then chop it up. Remove chicken misture from heat; stir in basil. Let stand 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, unroll dough onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; cut dough into quarters. Pat each portion into an 8 x 6–inch rectangle.

Divide chicken mixture evenly among rectangles; top each serving with 2 tablespoons cheese.

Working with one rectangle at a time, fold dough in half over filling, pinching edges to seal. Repeat procedure with remaining rectangles. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until golden.

1 comment:

erica said...

how awesome are these and what an amazing idea this is. I just might have to give this a try. I am your newest follower.