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Cheesy chicken and broccoli calzones are gooey bites of pizza-reminiscent goodness that are easy to make and enjoy!

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Calzones


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 calzones 1x

Description

Cheesy chicken and broccoli calzones are gooey bites of pizza-reminiscent goodness that are easy to make and enjoy!


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Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 cups cooked chicken or turkey, shredded
  • 2 cups broccoli, steamed and roughly chopped
  • 2 cup shredded cheese, such as sharp cheddar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 batch homemade pizza dough or 2 pounds store-bought pizza dough

Instructions

  1. Mix the chicken, broccoli, cheese, and spices together in a bowl.
  2. Divide dough into 6 equal parts. Roll each part into a 8- to 9-inch circle.
  3. Put about a 1/2-cup of filling in the middle of each circle, favoring one side.
  4. Dip your finger in water, and wet the edge of the dough on half of the circle.  Fold the dough over, covering all the guts.
  5. Use a fork to press the two dough halves together.
  6. Place on a greased baking sheet or on a baking stone.  Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 to 30 minutes, until tops are golden-brown.
  7. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • If you want the crust extra pretty, whisk together 1 egg yolk and 1 tablespoon water, and brush it on the top of the dough before baking.
  • This recipe is very flexible — feel free to add more or less of something.
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: homemade pizza dough recipe, calzone, broccoli and cheese, chicken, dinner