Another great way to do pizza is by making these chicken calzones recipe! This Italian favorite is like a pizza folded in half for easier eating and contains surprises inside with each bite.

How To Make Copycat Louise's Italian Cafe Grilled Chicken Calzones

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15 mins


  • 10 oz pizza dough refrigerated
  • 1/4 cup pesto prepared
  • 6 tbsp ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 oz sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • 1 chicken breast boneless, skinless, cut into bite-size pieces,half, partly cooked.
  • 1 tsp Parmesan/Romano mixture grated
  • 2 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • parsley sprigs for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Unroll pizza dough and place on greased baking sheet.
  • Layer pesto, cheeses, sun-dried tomatoes and chicken breast pieces in middle of dough.
  • Lift one edge of dough and stretch over the filling to form a half-moon. 
  • Seal edges by pressing with tines of fork or pizza wheel, and make a fluted edge around the seal.
  • Prick top with fork to allow steam to escape. Brush with olive oil.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 621kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 1101mg | Potassium: 634mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 751IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 4mg