Monday, March 14, 2016

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Stromboli

 photo Serving the stromboli with salad_zps4wtndoln.jpg

To put it simply, I love stromboli! There's so many different ways to make it and although it isn't always the healthiest food choice, it's definitely a comfort food and seriously what is there not to love?! I recently tried making a few different versions that were a bit healthier so that I didn't feel as bad about eating them and this one is by far my favorite! This is also one of those recipes that you can make using the things you have left in your refrigerator and/or pantry which is great for those days before food shopping if ya know what I mean! ; ) It's also so, so, so easy to make and a really great appetizer idea for parties as a finger food; it can be pretty messy because of the cheese but when something is this good, that really doesn't matter!



What You'll Need:

1 Pillsbury™ Italian Bread or Pizza Crust
1/2 cup cheddar cheese (or a mix of any cheeses you like)
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1 bag frozen broccoli cooked
2 cups cubed, cooked chicken breast
1/2 cup mayonnaise (optional)

 photo Sauteeing the chicken_zpsu9xdzodo.jpg

Preheat the oven to 400°F (or the recommended temperature on the dough packaging). Cook the cubed chicken in a pan with chicken broth, 1 tablespoon of butter and seasoning to your liking; I used salt, pepper and parsley. As the chicken cooks, shred the cheese(s) and cook the broccoli.

 photo Mixing the ingredients together_zpsxiil4o0q.jpg

Mix together the chicken, broccoli and cheese in a bowl. Add mayonnaise (optional) and mix together.

 photo Adding extra cheese_zpshi2w3aqb.jpg

If you're adding more than one type of cheese, mix that all in as well. It's a lot easier when the chicken is still hot so that the cheese melts!

 photo My favorite kind of crust to use_zpsgbndk9yt.jpg

 photo Assembling the stromboli_zpsrwq4cfjp.jpg

On a baking sheet, roll out the dough and spread the mixture evenly onto one side. Try to even it out across the entire side of dough, and leave room on the other side to fold over. Pinch the sides together on the sides and ends to keep the mixture from falling out as it cooks. If you have a lot of ingredients inside, it'll likely come out a bit but extra cheesy goodness is the best part!

 photo Ready to cook_zpshvoymxgv.jpg

Sprinkle some parsley, pepper and some melted butter (use spray butter or cooking spray to be healthier, if that matters at this point! ;) on top and place in the oven. Cook the stromboli for about 20 minutes or until it appears golden brown.

 photo Cooked stromboli_zpspjbhstv0.jpg

I mean, how good does this look?! Let the stromboli cool for 5-10 minutes before cutting and serving.

 photo Finished stromboli_zpsoqggztyq.jpg

 photo Cheesy stromboli_zpsvhjo6vf1.jpg

 photo Serving the stromboli with salad_zps4wtndoln.jpg

I love to serve this with a side salad since there's already so much flavor in the stromboli. There's not many things I love more than different types of stromboli - well there are, but nothing so quick, easy to make and versatile!
The flavor combinations in this recipe are amazing - different melted cheeses, perfectly seasoned chicken and fresh broccoli. It's become one of my favorite recipes - definitely a must try!
XOXO

Bloglovin|Facebook|Pinterest|Instagram

33 comments :

  1. OH MY GOODNESS! This looks and sounds delicious! I want one!
    Thank you for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love broccoli. Its color, its taste... perfect for spring. I must try this recipe even I know my kids hate this veggie.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yuum! Very nice recipe! Can't wait to try it out.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yum! I just made something similar to this but without broccoli. I think this one looks better though!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yum, I'm going to have to make this for lunch tomorrow!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Looks really yummy! I love the combo you used. Will definitely try!

    ReplyDelete
  7. It looks really good and seems pretty easy to make.

    ReplyDelete
  8. That sounds so good. I make broccoli and cheddar calzones, but I love that you put chicken in yours.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great recipe. I might try this pretty soon. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  10. That looks amazing and simple enough to make! I think my kids would love this!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh that recipe looks so good! I have never made anything like Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Stromboli before but it's a good thing you shared your recipe. One of these nights I'm going to make that for my family!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I've never tried baking anything aside from cookies. And this would be a nice new recipe to try for me! My mom would love this!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I would love to use Tofu or fish, as I don't mix meat and dairy.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yummo! I am a big fan of stromboli! Especially when there is cheese involved!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm gonna have to do this now! delicious! visiting from blog passion project

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh, man I love stromboli, and haven't had it in such a long time. I think I'm going to add this to our weekly menu plan soon!

    ReplyDelete
  17. This looks so delicious and so simple! Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  18. might try this next week! i love anything from that dough and any recipe with chicken breasts

    ReplyDelete
  19. This looks awesome! My husband would love it if I made this for dinner. Thanks for the recipe!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Holy moly, this looks GREAT! I think even I might be able to make it, because it looks so simple! Paired with a salad, this would be an amazing meal!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Looks great but Im wondering if it could be made with brocolli rabe?

    ReplyDelete
  22. Yum! This post made me hungry! This looks amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Yummy! I'm sure my husband and I will enjoy this at Dinner.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I've never tried to make stromboli myself, but why not? That looks incredibly delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love stromboli also! I can't wait to make this. I think it would be great for this weekend at my mom's house.

    ReplyDelete
  26. What a fun way to make stromboli. I like it and haven't had it in forever.

    ReplyDelete
  27. My husband would love this! I'll have to try it out.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Omg this Stromboli looks absolutely delicious!!! I so need to give your recipe a try! Yummy :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. This looks so good! Chicken, cheese, and broccoli is one of my favorite combinations. I'll be adding this to next week's dinner menu for sure!

    ReplyDelete
  30. This looks so delicious and I am drooling!!! I love chicken and broccoli!

    ReplyDelete
  31. wow, what a healthy way to sever it. Thanks for sharing! I would love to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!
    www.gregdemcydias.com

    ReplyDelete