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Introduction

Chicken And Spinach Calzone: Make a restaurant worthy calzone whenever you want by using easy, fast dough and tasty fillings like chicken and spinach. Easy to customize with the variations and wow your family and friends with this real food calzone recipe. This recipe includes a delicious filling of precooked chicken and spinach – one of everyone favorites – but it could easily made with sausage and tomatoes, or just vegetables and cheese, or whatever. Use the variations in the recipe or feel free to make these your own. Once you see how easy they are, you’ll be figuring out ways to make them more often the way you like.  You know how calzone only seems like something you get at a restaurant because it’s too time consuming or complicated to make at home? Well, using my super easy and quick pizza dough, you can actually make calzones for your family and friends in only an hour.

Ingredients

  • Olive Oil: 2 teaspoons.
  • Chicken Breasts: 1 pound boneless, skinless.
  • Spinach: 1 package frozen chopped, thawed and drained.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: 20
  • Garlic: 1 teaspoon minced.
  • Parsley: 1 tablespoon chopped.
  • Parmesan cheese: 4 teaspoons.
  • Egg Whites: 2, divided.
  • Dough: 1 batch.

How To Prepare

First step: Heat oven to 350 F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Second step: In a large, nonstick frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sauté, turning occasionally until golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Set aside to cool. When cool to the touch, cut the chicken breasts into cubes. Set aside.

Third step: In a small bowl, combine the spinach, mozzarella cheese, garlic, parsley, Parmesan cheese and 1 of the egg whites. Mix until well blended. Set aside.

Forth step: In another bowl, use a wire whisk or fork to lightly beat the remaining egg white.

Fifth step: Cut the dough into 6 equal-sized pieces. On a floured surface, press each piece into a circle. Using a rolling pin, roll each dough piece into ovals 8 inches long and 6 inches wide. Brush the edges of the dough ovals with the lightly beaten egg white. Place 1/6 of the chicken cubes in the center of each oval. Add 1/6 of the spinach mixture to each. Fold the dough over the filling, pressing the edges together. Crimp with a fork and place on the prepared baking sheet.

Sixth step: Bake until browned and crispy, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve immediately. And enjoy!