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Chicken and spinach calzones

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 calzone
Calories 366

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat 3 g
Saturated fat 4 g
Total fat 10 g
Sodium 525 mg
Cholesterol 68 mg
Dietary fiber 7 g
Protein 30 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

Instead of Italian sausage, this calzone is stuffed with chicken breast, which is lower in salt and fat.

Ingredients

(Serves 6)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 8 ounces part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 4 teaspoons Parmesan cheese
  • 2 egg whites, divided
  • 1 frozen whole-wheat bread dough loaf (16 ounces), thawed, not risen

Directions

Heat oven to 350 F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a large, nonstick frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and saute, turning occasionally until golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Set aside to cool. When cool to the touch, cut the chicken breasts into cubes. Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the spinach, ricotta cheese, garlic, parsley, Parmesan cheese and 1 of the egg whites. Mix until well blended. Set aside.

In another bowl, use a wire whisk or fork to lightly beat the remaining egg white.

Cut the bread dough into 6 equal-sized pieces. On a floured surface, press each piece into a circle. Using a rolling pin, roll each dough piece into ovals 8 inches long and 6 inches wide. Brush the edges of the dough ovals with the lightly beaten egg white. Place 1/6 of the chicken cubes in the center of each oval. Add 1/6 of the spinach mixture to each. Fold the dough over the filling, pressing the edges together. Crimp with a fork and place on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake until browned and crispy, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

Last Updated: August 20th, 2015