Chicken & Broccoli Homemade Hot Pockets

These Homemade Hot Pockets are a quick & easy snack.  Make a batch in advance, freeze, and you have all the convenience of store bought without the preservatives!
Chicken & Broccoli Homemade Hot Pocket

I love quick & easy foods, but I hate all the processed ingredients that along with them.  By making copies of our favorites at home, I'm able to create versions that are more satisfying and nutritious.  This recipe for homemade hot pockets works great for freezer cooking, which is always a plus.  Make a double or triple batch & throw the rest in the freezer!

Baked Chicken BreastGrab 2 chicken breasts (bone & skin removed) and season to taste.  I like to use black pepper, kosher salt, garlic powder and onion powder.  Bake at 350 until cooked through.  The time will vary, depending on the thickness of the breasts. The thinner the breast, the faster they will cook without drying out. Instead of using a baking dish, try laying down a sheet of aluminum foil on a cookie sheet and placing the chicken on a metal cooling rack. It helps them bake faster and more consistently.

rolled out dough

For these pockets I use homemade pizza dough, but you can use a premade dough from the fridge or freezer section. If you make your own, make sure you let it go through the first rise & punch it down again. Roll your dough out, about 1/4 inch thick.  Cut into 4 sections.

Homemade Chicken Hot Pockets

Spread 2 tsp of cream cheese over the center of the dough.  Add 1 tbsp of alfredo sauce on top of the cream cheese.  Cover with diced chicken, steamed broccoli, and cheddar cheese.

Homemade Chicken & Cheese Hot Pockets

Fold up 2 of the ends to cover the filling.  Then fold the other 2 ends up, completely covering the filling.  Dampen your fingers and gently moisten the edges of the dough to seal. Pinch the seams tightly.  If the outside of the dough is sticky, lightly sprinkle with flour.  Place upside down on a baking sheet.  If you line it with aluminum foil, you do not need to use any cooking spray.

Homemade Hot Pockets

In a small dish, mix together 1/2 cup olive oil, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp parsley, and a pinch of salt.  Lightly brush your olive oil mixture onto the top of each pocket.  Cut a small slit in the top to allow steam to vent and allow to rise in a warm place for about half an hour. If you are using a premade dough, please check the instructions as you may not need to let it rise.  Bake your homemade hot pockets in a preheated oven (400 degrees) for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Chicken & Broccoli Homemade Hot Pockets
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Ingredients
  • ½ batch pizza dough
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 cups steamed broccoli
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup Alfredo sauce
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • parsley, dried
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
Instructions
  1. Season chicken breasts to taste with black pepper, kosher salt, garlic powder and onion powder.
  2. Bake at 350 until cooked through.
  3. Roll your dough out, about ¼ inch thick. Cut into 4 sections.
  4. Spread 2 tsp of cream cheese over the center of the dough.
  5. Add 1 tbsp of alfredo sauce on top of the cream cheese.
  6. Cover with diced chicken, broccoli, and cheddar cheese.
  7. Fold up 2 of the ends to cover the filling then fold the other 2 ends up, completely covering the filling.
  8. Dampen your fingers and gently moisten the edges of the dough to seal, making sure to pinch the seams tightly.
  9. If the outside of the dough is sticky, lightly sprinkle with flour.
  10. Place upside down on a baking sheet.
  11. In a small dish, mix together ½ cup olive oil, 1 tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp parsley, and a pinch of salt.
  12. Lightly brush your olive oil mixture onto the top of each pocket.
  13. Cut a small slit in the top to allow steam to vent and allow to rise in a warm place for about half an hour.
  14. Bake your homemade hot pockets in a preheated oven (400 degrees) for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.

What other fillings do you think sound great for homemade hot pockets?

Comments

  1. i was wondering when u freeze them do you cook them first and how long do you reheat for?

    • Yes, I cook them & then flash freeze them (lay them on a cookie sheet and freeze them for an hour or two, then put into a freezer bag). From frozen, I microwave them for 2:30-3:30 minutes.

  2. Is the broccoli raw or cooked?

  3. Oh, so many options here! Love it! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again on Friday!

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