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Chicken Calzones


2 cans pizza dough
8 tsp. pesto
16 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 TB Butter
2 TB olive oil
½ cp chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 Rotisserie Chicken, shredded
1 TB Garlic Salt
1 TB Pepper
2 cups mushrooms, sliced (optional)
3 cups baby spinach, stems removed
½ cup ricotta cheese
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Marinara Sauce, optional


Created on October 6th, 2008

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

On a clean flat surface, unroll pizza dough; cut in half and half again making 4 squares.

Spread 1 tsp. of pesto evenly over half of each dough piece, leaving 1 inch border around sides of dough.

Place dough on prepared baking sheet.

Place 1/8 cup shredded mozzarella cheese over pesto on each dough piece.

 Ina large skillet, heat butter and olive oil over medium heat.

Add onion and garlic and cook for 2 minutes.

Add chicken and season with garlic salt and pepper and cook for 4 minutes.

Add mushrooms and cook for 4 minutes.

Add spinach and cook for 2 minutes.

Remove from heat; stir in ricotta cheese and Parmesan Cheese.

Spoon chicken mixture over mozzarella; place another 1/8 cup mozzarella cheese over chicken mixture.

Fold dough over filling , crimping edges to seal.

Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Serve with marinara sauce if desired.


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