Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Stromboli Ring
- 12 ounces fresh prepared whole-wheat pizza dough
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 8 ounces fresh spinach
- 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
- 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)
- 6 ounces shredded skinless rotisserie chicken breast (about 1 1/2 cups)
- Let pizza dough stand at room temperature 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-low. Add oil and garlic; cook, swirling occasionally, until garlic is golden, about 2 to 4 minutes. Drain oil from skillet into a small bowl to reserve, keeping garlic in skillet. Add spinach to skillet; increase heat to medium-high, and cook, tossing constantly, until spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes to cool.
- Stir together ricotta and Parmesan in a medium bowl. Add spinach mixture and chicken; stir well to combine.
- Place dough on a large piece of parchment paper, and roll dough into a 20- x 6-inch rectangle. Spoon chicken mixture down center of dough to make an approximately 20- x 3-inch strip. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, create tabs in dough on both sides of filling: Starting at the edge of dough, cut 1 1/2-inch-long diagonal slits (1/2 inch to 3/4 inch apart) in toward filling. Fold tabs over filling, and pinch tabs together to seal. Carefully shape stuffed dough into a ring; pinch ends of dough together to seal.
- Transfer stromboli ring on parchment to a baking sheet; fold or cut away excess parchment to fit baking sheet. Brush half of reserved garlic-infused oil over dough. Bake stromboli at 450°F until dough is browned, about 18 minutes. Remove from oven; brush with remaining garlic oil. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
- Spoon filling down the center of the dough; create tabs by cutting diagonal slits about 1/2 to 3/4 inch apart on either side.
- Fold dough tabs over filling. Pinch tabs together over center of filling to seal and hold dough in place as it bakes.
- Carefully and slowly bring the ends of the dough together to form a circle.
- Once dough comes together into a circle, pinch the ends together to seal the ring and hide the seam.