CHICKEN CALZONES (EMPANADAS)
Preparation Time Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cook Time Cook Time: 60 minutes Serves Serves: Makes 4 large or 16 small calzones/empanadas Cut:

CHICKEN CALZONES (EMPANADAS)

Ingredients

1 lb ground chicken
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 large onions, sliced
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup raisins
1 tsp paprika
1/4 cup chopped pitted green olives
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
salt and pepper

fresh pizza dough to make 2 pizzas
beaten egg

Preparation

For the filling, heat oil in a non-stick skillet. Add chicken and cook until browned and no pink remains, about 12 minutes. Transfer chicken to a clean plate.

Add onion and garlic to the skillet; stir until softened, about 6 minutes.

Return the chicken to the skillet along with the raisins, paprika and olives. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes uncovered, or until stock has evaporated. Season filling with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and let cool.

Divide dough ball into 4 pieces (or 16-18 pieces for individual calzones/empanadas). See video above starting at 2:31 mark. Roll each piece to 1/4 inch thickness. Keep pieces covered with a dishtowel until ready to use.

Top each piece of dough with an equal amount of filling. Fold the calzone/empanada in half and seal and crimp the edges decoratively to form a seal. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, you’ll need two baking sheets or bake in batches.

Brush calzones/empanadas with egg wash. Bake for 25 minutes until golden, turn baking sheet part way through baking. Transfer calzones/empanadas to a rack to cool for 10 minutes. Serve warm or room temperature.

Recipe courtesy of Chicken Farmers of Canada