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Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Cindy Barr Photo by: Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Cindy Barr

Chicken and Basil Calzones

Ground chicken breast is a lean alternative to beef. Substitute ground sirloin, if you prefer.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2008

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 calzone)
  • Prep time:40 Minutes

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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 459
  • Calories from fat: 14%
  • Fat: 7.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 39.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 56.4g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 74mg
  • Iron: 3.7mg
  • Sodium: 919mg
  • Calcium: 111mg
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