Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Chicken Parmesan Calzone

When I started this blog, I had no idea what I was doing.  (Okay, I still usually don't know haha.)  I wrote a lot of recipes, but didn't exactly take the best photos: Example A.  I often go back to my Recipe Index and use it as a cookbook.  A few recipes in particular just make my stomach turn with their quality, so I thought I'd go back and add new photos.  While I did that to recipes like my Buffalo Chicken Dip, my calzone and pepperoni bread recipe post was beyond repair.  Look out for a future pepperoni bread-redo post.  We love making breads and calzones, and if you live in the South, Publix has fantastic refrigerated dough!  These are fantastic to slice thin for parties or just have for dinner.
1 refrigerated pizza dough
flour for dusting surfaces
3 breaded chicken patties
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1/4 pound (a few slices) provolone cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese
optional: 1/2 cup ricotta cheese for extra cheesy flavor
1 egg
Non-stick cooking spray

- Before preparation, take the pizza dough out of the refrigerator, place in a bowl, and let rise under a warm cloth for a half hour.
- When ready to make, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Place the 3 chicken patties on a microwave-safe plate and cook according to microwave instructions (For Perdue, it was 3 minutes on high.).  Let cool slightly and then slice into 1/2 inch wide strips.
- Roll out the pizza dough into an oval.
- Spread the pizza sauce, then provolone cheese, chicken strips, and mozzarella cheese (and ricotta, if you choose) onto the pizza dough, leaving 2 inches around each edge for easy folding.
- Fold the dough in thirds with the seam on top.
- Scramble the egg and paint egg wash in seams to help seal the dough.
- Line the baking tin with cooking spray and flip the calzone over onto the tray so that the seams are all facing down.
- Egg wash the entire top of the calzone.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- After done baking, let the calzone rest for at least 10 minutes to help it set.
- Cut into slices and enjoy!
And there you have it!  Add my favorite salad (here's the recipe I shared last week) and you have a fantastic meal.  You can check out my favorite salad here!


Jillian said...

yumm! and based on your lasagna last night i bet it tastes amazing :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

you had me at calzone. this looks delish!! and actually something i could totally make :)


BLovedBoston said...

Oh my gosh I'm drooling!! This sounds heavenly! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

Heather @ No Bologna Blog said...

Not gonna lie, that does look pretty delicious! I could swap out the chicken for something else and be set. I actually posted a recipe today as well, so I started checking out some of the link-ups you join! It's been a long time since I've done link-ups, sadly!

Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said...

That looks delicious!

P!nky said...

That looks yummy! I never would have thought to put in crispy chicken!!

Pink and Green Mom said...

Oooh, that looks so good!! And the pics look great :)

Steph @ Three Loud Kids! said...

Ahhh this looks amazing! I have never had homemade calzone, but clearly I need to change that!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

That looks delicious!

Kristin said...

Calzones are one of my favorite foods. My favorite pizza place in PA does a cheesesteak one. Sigh. This must be a northeast thing.

Emily @ Martinis | Bikinis said...

What a great idea! i've never thought to make a calzone before. My husband would love this recipe!

Carly said...

I don't think you can go wrong with anything wrapped in bread-- I've never got the chicken pre-breaded, but that's such a good idea and would skip a step! Also I don't think your previous post was bad at all-- and I think your collection of k cups was pretty awesome :)

Christina Lea Loves said...

This is genius!! I never thought to do chicken parm this way! My husband's favorite meal so I'm definitely going to try this!!

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Jacquelyn @ Due South said...

Definitely going to make this this week! I'm trying to stock the freezer with meals before the baby comes so every night until then I'm making two of everything.. and this will work perfect

Jen said...

Holy goodness! This looks absolutely amazing!

Alesha @ Full Time Mama said...

Oh my goodness, can I relate to the photo issue!?! LOL! I have quite a few I really need to re-photograph. And honestly, I still need work on my photography (though it is WAY better than it used to be). This recipe looks amazing, and something I think my entire family would love. Will have to add this to the menu plan soon! Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday! <3

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

That looks delicious! I love chicken parm and put it in a calzone...sold!

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

YUM!!! Thanks for sharing another delicious recipe, Meg! Pinned ;)

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

First off this looks DELISH! Second I feel the same way about the quality of my pics too, but back in the beginning they were much worse lol :-P

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