Friday, May 4, 2012

Chicken, Cheddar and Broccoli Pinwheels



This is a quickie because I am getting ready for a Cinco de Mayo party tomorrow, which will be full of delicious pictures and recipes- I know I'm a slacker by not getting you guys the recipes beforehand, but hey they will be good for any day of the year. Especially grillin time. Enjoy your weekends!


Ingredients

  • 1 batch of home made pizza dough (or store bought)
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into small bite sized pieces
  • 2 heads of broccoli crowns, cut into small florets
  • about 1-2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese (depending on how cheesy you like it)
  • salt, pepper and red pepper flakes
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
Directions

  1. Preheat your oven it 450 degrees F
  2. In a skillet heat some oil on high and cook off the chicken just until it isn't pink (try to not cook it all the way through because it will finish cooking in the oven). Season with salt and pepper and red pepper flakes
  3. During the last minute or so throw in the broccoli and season with more salt and pepper and then add the lemon juice and zest. Turn off the heat and then set aside until it is cool enough to handle.
  4. Sprinkle your working surface with flour and roll out your pizza dough into a large rectangle. (I also didn't use the entire batch of homemade dough- just throw left over dough in a ziplock and put in the fridge for next time) I rolled mine roughly into a size about a foot high and foot and a half long.
  5. Sprinkle the dough with your cheese. Then spread out the chicken and broccoli- try to shake off any excess liquid before placing on the dough.
  6. Put some flour on your hands and carefully start to fold over the edge closest to you onto itself- aka you are rolling up the dough now into a log shape.
  7. Once it is all rolled up cut into about 2 inch slices. Gently squish together a bit to keep the shape and place on a baking sheet lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray.
  8. This makes about 10 pinwheels.
  9. I like to drizzle and rub each one with a touch of oil before baking for about 15 minutes.
Cool and enjoy! (Also if you need to reheat quickly- cut in half and pop under the broiler for a couple minutes)


1 comment:

Christine said...

These look so amazing! I definitely want to try these very soon~

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