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Barbecue Chicken Pizza Pockets

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Barbecue Chicken Pizza Pockets

Barbecue Chicken Pizza Pockets

Jessica Braider
These 4-ingredient pizza pockets, suggested by member Lara Jakubowski of Denver, Colorado, are a real treat and a fun way to get your kids involved in the kitchen. You could even make the pockets half the size and serve them as little cocktail snacks.
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 - 1 lb. cooked chicken breast sliced or shredded into thin pieces, see below for directions to pre-cook the chicken
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (store-bought or homemade) see tip below for The Scramble's homemade barbecue sauce recipe
  • 1/2 yellow onion halved and very thinly sliced
  • 1 lb. pizza dough

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cooked chicken, the barbecue sauce, and the onions.
  • Stretch the dough out on a large baking sheet and cut it into 6 even pieces (cut in half lengthwise and then across into thirds).
  • Put a large spoonful of the chicken filling in the center of each rectangle of dough, fold the dough in half diagonally to make a triangle, and pinch the edges of the dough shut or use a fork to seal the edges.
  • Bake the triangles in the center of the oven for 10 – 12 minutes until they are golden brown (be careful because the bottoms cook more quickly than the tops, so be sure to check the undersides of the pockets.)

Notes

Note: To cook the chicken, cut it into thin strips, heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a skillet, and sauté the chicken, turning occasionally, until it is cooked through, about 6 minutes total.
Do Ahead or Delegate: Cook (if necessary) and slice or shred the chicken (up to 2 days in advance), slice the onion.
Scramble Flavor Booster: Add a dash of hot sauce or sliced pickled jalapenos to the chicken filling.
Tip: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce (for a vegetarian and gluten-free alternative, use 24 drops hot sauce and 1 tsp. sugar), 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 5 Tbsp. brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce (optional). Bring it to a low boil and simmer it for about 5 minutes, until it is thickened. Add 2 tsp. lemon juice and stir until it is heated through.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 273, Total Fat: 5g, 7%; Saturated Fat: 1g, 6%; Cholesterol: 48mg, 16%; Sodium: 682mg, 28.5%; Total Carbohydrate: 35g, 11.5%; Dietary Fiber: 1g, 3.5%; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 23g
Like this recipe? Check out The Scramble's family-friendly meal plans to see just how simple getting dinner on the table can be!
 
Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, Company/Entertaining, Dairy-Free, Dinner, Fall, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Low Fat, Lunch, Main Dish, Potluck/Buffet, Sandwiches/Wraps, Snack/Appetizer, Spring, Summer, Winter
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