If you’re one who love to create fresh, home-cooked copies of your favorite processed meals, then today’s chicken broccoli cheddar pocket recipe is for you!
- 2 Large Chicken Breasts
- 2 Cups of Steamed Broccoli
- 4 Cups of Bread Dough
- 1 – 2 oz. of Cream Cheese
- 1⁄4 - 1/2 Cup of Alfredo Sauce
- 1 – 2 Cups of Cheddar Cheese
- 1/2 Cup of Olive Oil
- Various Seasonings (Salt, Pepper, Seasoning Salt, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder)
Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes
Yield: 4 Large Pockets
Step #1: To begin, take 2 large chicken breasts, season them well to taste with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, as well as with a little bit of dry mustard (optional).
Step #2: Bake at 350-degrees until the chicken is thoroughly cooked. Once done, dice and put them aside. [Tip: You may want to bake your chicken up on the wire racks on a cookie sheet to have them more evenly cooked]
Step #3: Next, grab a handful of bread dough and press it out into a rectangle on a well-floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll it out into a thin rectangle, approximately 1/4-inch thick.
Step #4: Spread 1 – 2 teaspoon of cream cheese over the mid-section of the dough, and then spread 1 – 2 tablespoon of alfredo sauce on top of the cream cheese. Finally, top of sauce mixture with some diced chicken (which you’ve prepared earlier), along with some steamed broccoli, as well as some cheddar cheese.
Step #5: Fold the 2 ends up over the filling mixture.
Step #6: Now, fold the other ends up and over the filling mixture, covering completely. Wet your fingers and gently wet the pieces of dough that you will be sealing together and pinch the seams to seal completely.
If any part of the outside of the dough is overly sticky, what you can do is to sprinkle a little bit of flour on top of them.
Step #7: Place the pockets on top of a non-stick foil (or on a baking sheet that has been sprayed lightly with cooking spray).
Step #8: Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the top of each pocket with a mixture of olive oil, garlic powder, parsley and salt. Then, cut a small steam vent in the center, and let it rise in a warm, draft-free place for approximately 30 minutes.
Step #9: Finally, bake the pockets in a pre-heated oven at 400-degrees for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until they have turned golden brown.
Step #10: And you’re done… Enjoy!
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