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Chicken Pesto Calzone

Enjoy the irresistible goodness of chicken pesto calzones: tender seasoned chicken and rich basil pesto tucked inside golden-brown dough pockets for a delicious twist on pizza.

Servings 6
Prep Time: 20
Cook Time: 20
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins


  • Chicken Ingredients:
  • Other Ingredients:
    • 2 packages of your favorite pizza dough (about 30 ounces total)
    • ½ cup basil pesto
    • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
    • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
    • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tbsp water
    • 1 cup marinara

Nutrition Facts

About 6 servings per container

Serving size 393g

Amount Per Serving
Calories 780
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Trans Fat 1g 60%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 2110mg 92%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 11g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 56g
Vitamin D 0.4 mcg 2% Calcium 780 mg 60%
Iron 5.4 mg 30% Potassium 620 mg 13%

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


Chicken Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Season Just Bare® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts with salt and pepper
  3. Bake chicken in oven for 15-18 minutes, or until internal temperature of chicken reads 165 degrees
  4. Remove from oven, let rest until room temperature
  5. Shred by hand and hold

Other Preparation:

  1. Portion pizza dough to 6 equal size balls, roll out to about ¼ inch thickness
  2. Combine cooked, shredded chicken with pesto in a medium sized mixing bowl
  3. Fold in cheeses and italian seasoning
  4. Portion the chicken and cheese mixture between the 6 pieces of rolled out dough
  5. Fold the dough over the chicken filling and pinch the edges together
  6. Starting on 1 end, roll the pinched edges up to create a tight seal
  7. Whisk egg with water and brush over top of the calzones
  8. Bake calzones at 375 for 16 to 18 minutes
  9. While calzones are baking, heat up marinara for dipping needs