Chicken, Cheese, and Broccoli Calzone

(from saymyname’s recipe box)

Source: America's Test Kitchen

Serves 4 people

Categories: Chicken, Hot Sandwich, Italian, Main Dish


  • 1 (10 ounce) packages frozen broccoli, thawed and chopped coarse
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup pesto sauce
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • flour, for counter
  • 1 lb pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • kosher salt


  1. Position oven rack in middle position; preheat to 450°.

  2. Pat broccoli dry and toss with mozzarella, chicken, and pesto; season to taste with salt and pepper.

  3. On a floured counter, roll out dough to 12-inch round, about ¼ inch thick.

  4. Mound filling over half of dough, leaving a 1-inch border around edge.

  5. Brush edges of dough with water.

  6. Fold other half of dough over filling and press edges to seal.

  7. Grease baking sheet with 1 tablespoon oil; slide wide spatula under calzone and tranfer to baking sheet.

  8. Use sharp knife or kitchen shears to cut 5 slits diagonally across top.

  9. Brush remaining oil over top and sprinkle with coarse salt.

  10. Bake 15-20 minutes, until golden.

  11. Cool briefly, cut into slices and serve.

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