Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chicken Chili Calzones

Weird combination, yes. I had a batch of chili that I wasn't particularly fond of, and decided to make it into something else. The result was...awesome. Make-for-guests good.

1 pkg. yeast
1 c. warm (105 to 115 degrees) water
2 1/2 to 3 c. flour
1 tbsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. oil

1 chicken breast, cubed (cooked) (could also use hamburger or something else)
~2 c. chili
~3/4 mozzarella cheese, shredded

Dissolve yeast in water. Let activate in warm place, about 5 minutes.

In large bowl, put 2 cups flour, sugar, salt and oil. Add yeast. Add additional flour until dough is stiff. Pour out onto floured bread board. Knead in additional flour until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in lightly greased bowl, cover, let rise in a place free from draft, about 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Divide dough into balls (it makes 4 pretty big calzones; divide into smaller sections if desired), roll into circles. Divide the filling ingredients among calzones, fold in half, and seal edges with fork.

Bake on greased cookie sheet for 15 minutes.

1 comment:

Margaret Mary said...

It looks delish! What was in your chili? (corn? rice?)