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Chicken and Basil Calzones

Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Cindy Barr
Prep time 40 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 calzone)
Ground chicken breast is a lean alternative to beef. Substitute ground sirloin, if you prefer.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 3/4 cup prepared pizza sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 (13.8-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust dough
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 459
  • caloriesfromfat 14 %
  • fat 7.1 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 39.1 g
  • carbohydrate 56.4 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 3.7 mg
  • sodium 919 mg
  • calcium 111 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add garlic and chicken to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring to crumble. Stir in pizza sauce and pepper. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in basil. Let stand 10 minutes.

  3. Unroll dough onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; cut dough into quarters. Pat each portion into an 8 x 6–inch rectangle. Divide chicken mixture evenly among rectangles; top each serving with 2 tablespoons cheese. Working with one rectangle at a time, fold dough in half over filling, pinching edges to seal. Repeat procedure with remaining rectangles. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until golden.