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Easy Chicken Parmesan Calzone Recipe

How To Make This Easy Chicken Parmesan Calzone Recipe

  • Author: Gianna Ferrini


  • Pizza Dough (store-bought or homemade)
  • 4 slices Provolone Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 2 Crispy Chicken Cutlets or Chicken Tenders (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Fresh Basil leaves
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Place a pizza stone or an upside-down baking sheet in the oven to heat.
  2. Slice the crispy chicken cutlets into thin strips or cubes. Set them aside.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a large circle or rectangle, depending on your preference and the shape of your baking stone or sheet. Make sure it’s not too thin to prevent the filling from leaking out.
  4. Start by spreading a single layer of tomato sauce onto the center of the dough, leaving about a 2-inch border around the edges for sealing. Season with kosher salt and black pepper.
  5. Place the Provolone cheese slices on top of the tomato sauce.
  6. Add the sliced crispy chicken on top of the Provolone cheese.
  7. Sprinkle the shredded Mozzarella cheese evenly over the chicken.
  8. Sprinkle the Grated Parmesan cheese on top of the Mozzarella.
  9. Tear a few fresh basil leaves and scatter them over the cheese and chicken filling.
  10. Carefully fold the dough over the filling to create a half-moon shape.
  11. Press the edges of the dough together to seal the calzone. You can use a fork to crimp the edges for a secure seal.
  12. In a small bowl, beat the egg to make an egg wash.
  13. Brush the top of the calzone with the egg wash. This will give it a beautiful golden brown color when baked.
  14. Carefully transfer the calzone to the preheated oven, placing it directly on the pizza stone or baking sheet.
  15. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the calzone is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  16. Remove the calzone from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing. Garnish with more fresh basil if desired.
  17. Serve your chicken parm calzone with extra tomato sauce or pizza sauce for dipping, if you like.