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Chicken Parmesan Calzones

Chicken Parmesan Calzones – Just 5 ingredients until you have all the flavors of chicken Parmesan, but in a hand held calzone on a weeknight!

chicken calzone on a plate

 

Do you ever buy Rotisserie chickens?  They have them at all the grocery stores, and they always smell so darn good!  We don’t buy them often, but it is always a treat when we do.  For close to $5 we get 1 full meal, and usually lunch the next day.  Plus I then use the bones to make chicken stock.  Such a bargain!  Sometimes though, I want to do more than just eat the plain chicken.  So why not use it in a ton of recipes like these Chicken Parmesan Calzones!

chicken calzone on a plate

Trish from the blog Mom on Timeout came out with the book 100 Creative Ways to Use Rotisserie Chicken in Every Day Meals.  Seriously, 100 different recipes, all in one book.  And all of them using chicken.  It is like a moms dream!  I am constantly trying to come up with new and exciting ways to cook chicken for my family.  These Chicken Parmesan Calzones were definitely a fun twist on our normal chicken dinner.  Just 5 ingredients, and dinner was done!  To make the calzones you use store bought pizza dough, so it is super easy to throw together on a weeknight.

chicken calzone on a plate

I am pretty sure this cookbook has a little something for everyone! Everything from casseroles, to flautas, tacos, soups, pasta, sandwiches, and even slow cooker recipes.  My 10 year old loves to go through cookbooks and magazines to pick out things he wants me to make.  I usually have him either put a post it note on the page, or just make a list on a sheet of paper.  The kid marked probably half the recipes in the book!  And my husband will not stop asking when I am making the slow cooker chicken chile verde.  So I think it is safe to say we will be making way more than just the chicken Parmesan calzones from this book!

Yield: 6

Chicken Parmesan Calzones

chicken calzone on a plate

Chicken Parmesan Calzones – Just 5 ingredients until you have all the flavors of chicken Parmesan, but in a hand held calzone on a weeknight!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup marinara sauce , plus more for dipping
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese , shredded
  • 4 oz Parmesan cheese , shredded
  • olive oil to brush the calzones

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degree.
  2. In a bowl combine marinara sauce and the chicken. Mix until everything is well combined.
  3. Divide the dough into 6 equal sized balls. Roll each in to a 6 inch circle.
  4. Divide the chicken mixture evenly onto the 6 circles of dough. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and about 1/2 of the Parmesan cheese over the chicken. Make sure to leave about 1/2 inch border around the circle.
  5. Fold the dough over the filling, and pinch the edges to seal. You can use a fork to press the edges together.
  6. Slice 2 vents across the top of the calzones. Brush with olive oil, and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Serve with additional marinara sauce for dipping, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 776Total Fat 41gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 157mgSodium 1725mgCarbohydrates 47gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 53g

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Heather | Heather Likes Food

Sunday 7th of February 2016

Oh that looks so savory!

Justine | Cooking and Beer

Sunday 7th of February 2016

Chicken parm is definitely one of my all time comfort foods. Love the idea of making it into a calzone!

Michelle @ The Complete Savorist

Saturday 6th of February 2016

Calzones are something I really need to make more of. This recipe is fantastic.

Kristyn

Saturday 6th of February 2016

This looks SO GOOD! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle | A Latte Food

Saturday 6th of February 2016

Genius! I love rotisserie chicken and definitely don't buy it enough. This is such a smart way to use it!

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