Rating: 4.5 stars
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Ground chicken breast is a lean alternative to beef. Substitute ground sirloin, if you prefer.

Recipe by Cooking Light December 2008


Credit: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

40 mins
40 mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 calzone)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425°.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

459 calories; calories from fat 14%; fat 7.1g; saturated fat 1.8g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 0.4g; protein 39.1g; carbohydrates 56.4g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 74mg; iron 3.7mg; sodium 919mg; calcium 111mg.