Chicken & Pesto Stuffed Calzone

Pesto stuffed calzone
Pesto stuffed calzone
Pesto stuffed calzone
Pesto stuffed calzone


Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
20 minutes
Serves 4
This Pesto Chicken Calzone is fun, portable and super tasty – an easy family friendly dinner.
6tbp Cottage Delight Authentic Basil Pesto
Olive oil to spray
1 brown onion, thinly sliced
400g chicken mince
2 x 250g pizza dough
200g grated cheese

Cooking Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/Fan 200°C/Gas Mark 7. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.

  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, stir and cook until soft, around 2 minutes. Add mince, cook until brown, around 5 minutes. Add pesto and stir occasionally, for 2 minutes.

  3. Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Roll 1 portion into a 20cm round. Place ¼ of the grated cheese and ¼ of the chicken mixture on one half of the round. Fold over the dough to cover the mixture. Pinch edges to enclose. Place on prepared tray. Repeat with remaining dough portions and chicken mixture. Spray with oil. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Don’t have Basil Pesto?

If you don’t have any of the key Cottage Delight ingredients but love the recipe, perhaps you have one of these tasty alternatives in your kitchen cupboards instead?