So how does this all relate to the inwards a higher identify chicken as well as broccoli pockets? Well, i of my favorite meals from that menses was the chicken as well as broccoli season of Lean Pockets. I in all probability went through at to the lowest degree i packet of them per calendar week spell Geoff was gone. Now that I’m much to a greater extent than confident inwards my cooking skills, as well as every bit good to a greater extent than interested inwards eating whole foods as well as making things myself, I decided it was high fourth dimension to recreate that season combo at home. And, similar most things that are homemade, these completely blew the master copy out of the water! I am completely inwards honey alongside these pockets, as well as could swallow i for luncheon every day. (And terminal week, I did…) Seriously, brand them!
1 loving cup warm water
iii tsp yeast
1 Tbsp sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
2 cups milk (I used skim)
1 tsp chicken base
common salt as well as pepper to taste
1 loving cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups chopped steamed broccoli, cooled slightly
1 – 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
3/4 loving cup cheddar cheese, cutting into small-scale cubes
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine yeast as well as saccharide alongside warm H2O as well as allow to sit down for 5-10 minutes until bubbly.
- Add flour, salt, as well as fossil oil to yeast mixture.
- Combine moisture ingredients inwards dry out ingredients into mixer as well as knead for v minutes until dough is smoothen as well as simply slightly sticky.
- Allow to rising for at to the lowest degree i hour.
- While the dough is rising, brand the filling. In a medium saucepan, melt butter.
- Add flour, as well as whisk until combined. Let produce for a few minutes, until real lightly browned. Add milk as well as chicken base, as well as speedily whisk until the flour mixture is mixed inwards completely.
- Cook for a few minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat, as well as whisk inwards shredded cheese.
- Set aside for a minute to cool.In a medium bowl, combine broccoli, chicken, as well as chunks of cheese.
- Pour cheese sauce over the top, as well as mix to combine.
- Divide dough into 6 pieces.
- Roll each slice of dough into circle. Scoop 1/6 of the filling onto i side of each slice of dough. Be careful to function on the cheese sauce at to the lowest degree an inch away from the edges, or they volition hold out hard to seal.
- Pull the other one-half of the dough over the occur of filling as well as seal the edges closed.
- Using a fork, pierce the occur of the pockets i time or twice to allow steam to escape.
- Brush the tops of the pockets alongside a footling olive oil, as well as sprinkle alongside parmesan cheese.
- Bake at 450 until golden brownish – close 12-15 minutes.