Simple Spinach, Chicken and Cheese Calzone Recipe

I am not a big connoisseur of any type of leafy green vegetable. Quite honestly, green beans and zucchini are about as far as I am willing to venture into the whole green veggie scene. Here at casa de Phillips, I attempt to hide our leafy green veggies inside casseroles or other dishes, mainly so I can trick myself. Friday night is typically pizza night around here. Tonight we will be feasting on Spinach, Chicken, and Cheese Calzone and I thought I might share this easy recipe with you!

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Let’s make spinach, chicken, and calzone recipe

While in Kenya one summer, I was often invited into others’ homes to share a meal with them. The invitation was always welcome, the meal a bit feared. A traditional meal in Kenya for those without many pennies to pinch often consisted of chapati (like nan or tortillas ¦quite delicious), ugali (think rice and wallpaper paste combined), and stewed greens. Lots and lots of stewed greens.

The minutes before these dinners often found me silently praying that I would be able to swallow the greens and ugali without displaying any outward appearance of repulsion. I knew my hosts most likely would not eat at the dinner, instead of wanting all the food to go to their guests. I also knew the food would be sparse the next few days for these lovely people, as they had used up their supplies to feed me.

The Lord indeed answers prayers as I was able to eat large mounds of greens on those occasions without having any serious stomach issues.

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spinach, chicken, and calzone ingredients

Dough:

2 1/2 cup flour
2 tbsp. oil
1 cup warm water
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 package yeast

Filling:

1 cup cooked, shredded chicken
1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/2 cup provolone cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
A bit of minced garlic
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

instructions to make spinach, chicken and calzone recipe

Step 1

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.

Step 2

Add flour, oil, sugar, and salt. Mix with a wooden spoon until the dough loses stickiness.

Step 3

Set aside for 15 minutes, then roll flat to about 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick.

Step 4

Mix shredded chicken, frozen spinach, provolone cheese, mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, minced garlic, and Italian seasoning together.

Step 5

Spread on the dough and roll up. Place the rolled calzone on a greased cookie sheet or baking stone (my preference) and cook for 15 minutes in a 400-degree oven until golden brown.

Yield: 8 slices

Simple Spinach, Chicken and Cheese Calzone Recipe

This spinach, chicken and cheese calzone recipe is very simple to make. It's very healthy and perfect for dinner or lunch!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

Dough

  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 package yeast

Filling

  • 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup provolone cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • A bit of minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. Add flour, oil, sugar, and salt. Mix with a wooden spoon until the dough loses stickiness.
  3. Set aside for 15 minutes, then roll flat to about 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick.
  4. Mix shredded chicken, frozen spinach, provolone cheese, mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, minced garlic, and Italian seasoning together.
  5. Spread on the dough and roll up. Place the rolled calzone on a greased cookie sheet or baking stone (my preference) and cook for 15 minutes in a 400-degree oven until golden brown.

Are you a fan of leafy vegetables? Try this recipe and let us know in the comments section what you think about it!

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