Thursday, December 3, 2009

Chicken Bacon Spinach Calzones

I love calzones.  They work so well with leftovers!  Just throw it all together and wrap it up... so good every time!

Chicken Bacon Spinach Calzones
Recipe by me

1 loaf Panty Secrets Bread Dough (or your favorite bread dough recipe)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
1/3 lb. frozen spinach, thawed and moisture removed
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 onion, chopped
3 c. shredded cheese (combination of whatever you have - cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan)
2 Tbsp. dried Italian Seasoning
1/4 c. Ranch Dressing
1 egg
Marinara or Alfredo Sauce

Heat oven to 375.
Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.  Saute onoins until tender.  Add bacon and chicken chunks to skillet.  Chop spinach and add.  Remove from heat.
In seperate bowl, combine cheeses and Italian Seasoning.

Prepare bread dough.  Divide into 4 equal balls.  Roll each ball out into a circle.
Brush each cirlce of dough with Ranch Dressing.

On one half of each circle, lace about 1/3 c. cheese mix.
Divide chicken and bacon mixture into 4 parts and place on top of cheese.
Fold opposite side of dough over and pinch ends together, forming a half circle.

Beat egg in bowl.  Add a splash of water to make an egg wash.
Brush egg wash mixture over tops of calzones.  Sprinkle remaining cheese over tops.

Place calzones on cookie sheet and place a piece of tinfoil on top (do not wrap edges around cookie sheet, just layer it on top to prevent cheese from burning).
Bake at 375 for 25 minutes - remove tin foil for last 10 minutes.

Serve warm with dipping sauce of choice.

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