Chicken, Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomato Calzone

Chicken, Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomato Calzone

Such a great combination of flavors that you can never go wrong with these set of ingredients. So this time I went this route & decided to create a calzone. Let me just say it was a great decision. Try it & you'll find out for yourself.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 944 kcal


  • 800 g pizza dough
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto
  • 100 g sun-dried tomatoes sliced
  • 250 g mozzarella chopped
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts
  • ½ tsp sesame seeds white
  • 300 g chicken breast sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • tsp smoked paprika powder
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp butter


  • Preheat oven at 225C.
  • Season the chicken beast with salt, pepper & smoked paprika.
  • Heat oil & melt butter in frying pan. Cook the chicken for 5 minutes over medium to high heat, flipping the chicken halfway through the cooking time.
  • Open the pizza dough & split it into 2 to cook 2 calzones. Spread 1 tbsp of pesto on each pizza dough but only on one side of the pizza dough. Spread throughout the sun-dried tomatoes, chicken slices & pine nuts. Top with mozzarella & sprinkle some oregano on top.
  • Close the dough over & seal with a fork by pressing the edges. Poke the dough on the top with the fork.
  • Brush the top with some beaten egg & sprinkle some sesame seeds.
  • Put the calzone on baking paper in a baking sheet.
  • Cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes.


Calories: 944kcalCarbohydrates: 112gProtein: 50gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 2061mgPotassium: 1223mgFiber: 7gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 1195IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 372mgIron: 9mg
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