Remember, Pizza dough can be used for more than just Pizza! Today I'm trying a brand new recipe for Chicken Spinach Calzones taken from the Our Favorite Take-Out Recipe book by Gooseberry Patch and found HERE.
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1/2 c. onion, chopped
1 c. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained (I used fresh)
2 t. dried basil
3/4 c. pizza sauce
1/2 c. ricotta cheese
3.ozs. mozzarella cheese, cubed
10 oz. tube refrigerated pizza dough (mine was homemade)
I went ahead and gave my chicken a little Italian flavoring as well with Italian herb seasoning. Yum Yum, it looks good already!
Once you cook up the filling, it looks more like this.
Simply divide the dough into 2 pieces and roll each into a large circle. Fill with chicken and filling on one half of the circle being careful to leave a half inch border around the edge. Fold the dough over making a large half circle and press around the edges with a fork to seal. Brush with a little olive oil and sprinkle on a few more herbs and pop in a 400 degree oven for about 15 min.
They turned out GREAT!! Huge, but great!
My husband and I split one in half and put one away for another meal this week. Use your imagination on what to put in the middle. Anything that tastes good on a Pizza will taste good in a Calzone. My other favorite filling is sausage, pepperoni, onion, green bell peppers, mushrooms and mozzarella cheese with just a bit of red sauce filling.
This was absolutely delicious! So make up some dough today and make extras. They are a great Friday night, movie night meal at our house. When the weather turns a bit warmer, we'll make up this dough again and show you how we make pizza on the grill outside. It's SO good!!