Monday, October 5, 2009

Grilled Chicken Calzone


Tired of pizza? Lets try some calzones! It is an Italian turnover made from pizza dough stuffed with fillings like cheese, ham, vegetables or other varieties of ingredients. I had my first calzone many years ago, it was stuffed with baby spinach and cheese. I liked it so much but didn't know what was it called because back at that time, I was still very new to western meals.


I described what it looked like to Tom recently and he told me it is "calzone". I immediately checked it out from wikipedia and found that it is quite simple to make.
Since I had some leftover canjun style grilled chicken, I decided to make some grilled chicken calzone with my pizza dough recipe. It turned out great. :-)


Here are the ingredients and steps :

1. 1 Pizza dough cut to 4 portions (please click here for pizza dough recipe)

2. Filling (according to your preference)
a) Canjun grilled chicken - cubed
b) Grilled green pepper and onion - sliced or cubed
c) some shredded cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese
d) pizza sauce
e) some black pepper
f) some butter
g) some Parmesan cheese powder

Steps :

1. Pre-heat the oven at 450F
2. On the floured surface, roll each portion of the pizza dough to approx. 6" circle.
3. Spread about 1.5 tbsp pizza sauce on the half circle, leave about 1/3 edge.
4. Add in chicken, pepper,onion slices shredded cheeses, sprinkle some black pepper.
5. Fold dough over filling to form a half moon shape.
6. Seal the edge with a fork.
7. Baked in preheated oven for 30~35 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
8. Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese when serve (optional)


  1. I have not had calzone before but have seen it on a few blogs. I'm learning new types of food & wish I could try them all. Looks really delicious!
    p/s you still busy with charity work at Tzu Chi? btw, how's yr pumpkin patch coming along?

  2. This sounds delicious. I'll like to make the filling and add it in my crepe wrap.

  3. Hi Nyonya, if you like pizza, you will like calzone, please do try it out.
    I am spending about 4~8 hours every week for the charity work, and got to work extra hours until 7pm every day. This is why my blog is lack of updates recently.
    I have a bad news for my pumkins, we had about 20 of there were growing, unfortunately, they were attacted by a pile of bug and all of them died!! :-(
    Good news is, I have 6 water melon growing in my seperate garden now, and more winter melon. I will update my garden soon. Stay tuned ya!!

  4. Hi Anncoo, good for you is so creative for the mix and matched! :-)

  5. oh no! sorry to hear abt your pumpkins. look forward to see the melons though!


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