Chicken and Vegetable Calzones

This past weekend, I made 4 batches of pizza and bread dough for the week and used one batch for my Chicken and Vegetable Calzones. I originally created Chicken and Vegetable Pasties on the weekly menu  but I was so impressed by how easy this dough recipe came together, and how easy it was to make I decided on making Calzones.

Chicken and Vegetable Calzones

Ingredients:

2 cups carrots, chopped
2 cups Yukon Gold potatoes, chopped
1 cup onion, chopped
2 cups seasoned shredded cooked chicken
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
1 batch of Pizza dough

 Directions:

  • In a skillet, saute carrots, potatoes and onion until tender. Set aside.
  • In saucepan, melt 2 Tablespoons butter. Add flour; cook and stir until mixture begins to bubble.
  • Gradually stir in milk; bring to a boil.
  • Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in cheese until melted. Add cooked chicken and vegetable mixture. Set aside.
  • Divide Pizza dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball, then use a rolling pin to make a 9″ circle, sprinkling a little flour if the pizza dough sticks to the pin or the board.
  • Transfer the pizza dough circle to a lightly sprayed cookie sheet. Spread chicken and vegetable mixture only one-half of the circle, leaving a one-inch margin without mixture around the edge.
  • Carefully fold the empty half of the circle up and over the chicken mixture, gently stretching the dough if necessary. Try not to get chicken mixture in the one-inch margin around the edge.
  • Pinch together the edges of the calzone firmly.
  • Brush calzones with an egg wash. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven until done and slightly browned, approximately 13-16 minutes. The calzone will be extremely hot, so let it cool 15 minutes or so before eating. 

*The Calzones can always be made ahead of time and frozen in zip-loc freezer bags and pulled out when ready to use. Serve with a green salad.

*Extra Chicken and Vegetable mixture can also be frozen in zip-loc freezer bags to use the next time you make Calzones.

 

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Noel is a CEO and Mother of 4 who can be found blogging from her home office, who's passionate about family, nutrition, fitness and supporting others reach their health & fitness goals. Noel uses her blog to share about simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, walking, workouts and a little sprinkle of life! She created Noel's Kitchen Tips teaching families how to make budget friendly meal and healthy recipes. She's blessed to have the opportunity to be able to teach busy moms and families how to use food and cooking as a means of bringing family mealtimes back to the table and stay healthy.

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