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Chicken and Spinach Calzones

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  • 35 min prep time
  • 50 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Add something flavorful to your Italian cuisine night. Enjoy chicken in these cheesy spinach-filled calzones baked to crusty perfection!

Ingredients

1
tablespoon cornmeal, if desired
2
boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2- inch cubes
1
small onion, chopped
2
garlic cloves, minced
1/2
cup pizza sauce
2
tablespoons grated Romano cheese
2
cups frozen cut leaf spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain, coarsely chopped*
3
oz mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes (2/3 cup)
1
can (11 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated thin pizza crust

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Line cookie sheet with foil; spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with cornmeal.
  • 2 Spray medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 to 6 minutes or until no longer pink. Add onion and garlic; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until onion is tender.
  • 3 Stir in pizza sauce and Romano cheese. Remove from heat; stir in spinach and mozzarella cheese.
  • 4 Remove pizza dough from can; do not unroll. Cut roll of dough into 4 equal portions. Press or roll each portion into 6 to 7-inch round.
  • 5 Spoon 1/4 of spinach mixture onto half of each round. Fold untopped half of dough over filling; press edges together with fork to seal. Place calzones on cookie sheet; reshape into semicircles, if necessary. If desired, spray tops lightly with cooking spray.
  • 6 Bake at 425°F. for 10 to 15 minutes or until crusts are golden brown.
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Line cookie sheet with foil; spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with cornmeal.
  • 2 Spray medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 to 6 minutes or until no longer pink. Add onion and garlic; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until onion is tender.
  • 3 Stir in pizza sauce and Romano cheese. Remove from heat; stir in spinach and mozzarella cheese.
  • 4 Remove pizza dough from can; do not unroll. Cut roll of dough into 4 equal portions. Press or roll each portion into 6 to 7-inch round.
  • 5 Spoon 1/4 of spinach mixture onto half of each round. Fold untopped half of dough over filling; press edges together with fork to seal. Place calzones on cookie sheet; reshape into semicircles, if necessary. If desired, spray tops lightly with cooking spray.
  • 6 Bake at 425°F. for 10 to 15 minutes or until crusts are golden brown.

Expert Tips

* To quickly thaw spinach, place in colander or strainer; rinse with warm water until thawed. Squeeze dry with paper towels.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Calzone
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
810mg
34%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
5g
5%
Protein
29g
29%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%
45%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Vegetable; 3 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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