This is another recipe that came to me while laying in bed on a weekend morning. I thought chicken Alfredo sounds good. Eh, boring. I should make pizza dough. Chicken Alfredo Pizza? Nah, I want something different. Chicken ALFREDO CALZONES?! Ah yep. Add bacon? Totally.
Done and done.
Chop up some garlic
Add it to the pan
See, perfectly cooked and seasoned chicken.
Chicken Alfredo Calzones
(makes 4 calzones)
8 Slices of bacon
2 chicken breasts or 8 chicken tenders
3 tablespoon butter, divided
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 15 oz jar Alfredo sauce
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
3 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons cornmeal
2 tablespoons flour
1 lb pizza dough
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Start by frying the bacon. Once cooked, remove to a plate lined with paper towels.
Carefully remove the bacon fat from the pan and wipe with a paper towel to remove the excess. Spray with a bit of cooking spray. Generously season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the pan seasoned side down. Season the other side of the chicken and let cook on medium high heat for about 4 minutes on each side.
While the chicken cooks, place a tablespoon of butter in a small sauce pan on medium heat. Once melted, add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes or until it just begins to turn golden. Add the Alfredo sauce and 1/4 cup of the parmesan cheese.
Once the chicken is cooked, remove from the pan and chop into bite sized pieces. Set everything out for assembly.
Take a large jelly roll (or cookie sheet) pan and dust 1/4 of the pan with cornmeal and 1/4 of the pan (right next to it) with flour. Take 1/4 of the pizza dough and shape it into an oval. Place it on top of the cornmeal and flour. Pull it so it is the correct shape.
Add the chicken to half of the dough leaving enough space on the outer edge so you can seal it later. Add the bacon, green onion, Alfredo sauce and a bit of the parmesan cheese. Pull the other half of the dough over the ingredients to make a pocket. Using your fingers pinch and seal the edges.
Take a sharp knife and cut three small slits in the top. Melt the remaining 2 tbs of butter in the microwave and brush over the top. Sprinkle with garlic salt.
Place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes. Check to see if it is golden brown, if not add a few minutes at a time. Ours took about 25 minutes.
Serve with additional Alfredo sauce and enjoy!
Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz