Pizza Pockets with Chicken Filling – Wheat Flour Pizza Pockets

Pizza pockets

Pizza dough made with wheat flour, the dough is then made into pockets and stuffed with chicken…Yummylicious!

My Man had a craving for pizza and I had to stop him from getting it from the nearby pizza place. So that I can make yummy pizza in my kitchen. Yes, I make the pizza dough from scratch as I dislike store bought pizza doughs. Good thing is that pizza dough can be made from scratch effortlessly. I’ve a trustworthy recipe for making the pizza dough and have been following that recipe over the years. If you browse through the pizzas that I’d made before you will see that I’ve been using the same recipe for making the dough, but different topping. So, even this time I made the same pizza dough and the topping was Kerala style chicken roast.

I always make pizza dough with all purpose flour, so this time I wanted to try making the dough with wheat flour as well. In fact, I’d made 2 pizza doughs: one with all purpose flour and another with wheat flour. I made pizza with the all purpose flour dough and gave the whole pizza to my Man. I was about to make the second pizza with the wheat flour dough, that’s when the idea of making pizza pockets hit my mind. That’s one heck of an idea and I couldn’t disagree with it. So, made pizza pockets and stuffed it with the chicken topping that I used for topping the pizza.

I turned the wheat flour pizza dough into pockets, stuffed with chicken filling, gave an egg wash and popped it in the oven. I had no idea how it was going to turn out, kept my fingers crossed and waited eagerly for 15 minutes. When I took it out of the oven, the puffed up pizza pockets put a huge smile on my face. It looked great and I was sure that it’s going to taste great too. I wasn’t wrong, it did taste yummy.

I really loved the texture and the taste of the wheat flour dough and it’s more healthy than the white flour. You could use any kind of fillings to stuff the pizza pockets.

pizza pockets with chicken stuffing

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Pizza Pockets with Chicken Filling - Wheat Flour Pizza Pockets
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: Makes 4
 
Ingredients
For making Pizza dough
  • Wheat flour or Atta used for making chapati- 2 cups ( I used golden temple brand)
  • Dry active yeast- 1⅛ tsp
  • Sugar- ¼ tsp
  • Warm water- ¾ cup
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
For making Chicken Filling
  • For cooking chicken
  • Chicken breast, cut into small cubes- 1
  • Garam masala- ½ tsp
  • Chili powder- ½ to 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Ground cumin- ½ tsp
  • Salt- a few pinches
While cooking
  • Coconut oil- 1½ tbsp (or veg oil)
  • Ginger, chopped- 1 inch slice
  • Garlic, chopped- 1 large clove
  • Onion, chopped thin and long- 2
  • Red pepper, cubed small- 1 small
  • Tomato sauce- ½ cup
  • Coriander powder- ½ tsp
  • Chili powder- ¼ tsp (or according to your needs)
  • Cilantro, chopped- 1 handful
  • Salt- to taste
Other ingredients
  • Egg, beaten- 1
  • Cheddar cheese
Instructions
Making Pizza dough
  1. In a bowl, combine yeast, warm water and sugar, let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. After 10 minutes, add the salt and oil to the yeast solution.
  3. In a large bowl, pour the yeast solution and slowly add the flour and knead.
  4. It will be sticky in the beginning, after you add the entire flour you’ll find it easy to knead.
  5. Knead the dough well, it should be soft and smooth, don’t add too much flour and make it into a hard dough.
  6. Place the dough in a bowl greased with oil and cover the dough with a damp towel , keep aside in a warm place for 1 hour.
  7. Or you could- preheat the oven at the lowest temperature for 5 minutes, turn off the heat and place the dough in the oven, this will speed up the leavening.
  8. Do not cover the dough with wet kitchen paper towels, after an hour it will be stuck to the dough and will be very hard to peel it off.
  9. In the meantime you could start making the chicken filling and have everything ready.
  10. After an hour, the dough must have doubled in size.
  11. Combine the dough once again and let it sit for a few minutes.
How to make the chicken stuffing
  1. In a bowl, combine the chicken with all the ingredients mentioned "for cooking chicken".
  2. In a pan, cook the chicken covered till it has cooked well and the water has dried off. Keep aside.
  3. Place a non-stick pan over medium heat, add oil.
  4. Add chopped ginger and garlic, saute till golden in color.
  5. Add onion, season with salt and cook till onions turn golden brown in color.
  6. Add red pepper, cook for a couple of minutes.
  7. Add the cooked chicken, combine well.
  8. Add tomato sauce, chili powder and coriander powder, combine well. Cook till the sauce has thickened.
  9. Add cilantro, combine well.
  10. Have a taste and add more salt if needed.
  11. The mixture should be thick, if it's watery cook till the gravy has thickened.
How to stuff pizza pockets
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F or 220 C.
  2. Make 4 large sized balls out of the prepared dough.
  3. Grease a cutting board or a flat plate with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Place the dough ball over it, spray non-stick cooking spray over the dough.
  5. Spread it to a round shape using your hand. It should be a thick round.
  6. Place 1 spoonful of prepared chicken filling on the middle of the round dough.
  7. Top with cheese.
  8. Fold the dough over the filling and make a half moon shape.
  9. Dip a pastry brush in beaten egg and brush it generously over the pizza pocket.
  10. Repeat with other dough balls.
  11. Place the Pizza pockets on a baking sheet greased with cooking spray.
  12. Place on the lower rack in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  13. Remove from the oven, let cool down for a few minutes.
  14. Enjoy these yummy pizza pockets.
Notes
You could use any kind of fillings.

 

 

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