Monday, August 31, 2015
Anita --- Baked Chicken Calzones
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 ounces package refrigerated pizza dough
1/4 cup prepared pesto
6 tablespoons ricotta cheese
1-1/2 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese (scant 1/2 cup)
1 ounces sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast half, cut into bite-size pieces
1 teaspoon grated Parmesan/Romano mixture
2-1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Parsley sprigs for garnish
1 . Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2 . Unroll pizza dough and place on greased baking sheet. Layer pesto, cheeses, sun-dried tomatoes and chicken breast pieces in middle of dough.
3 . 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.
Anita Shreveport , La.