This recipe got a thumbs up from my family! I love when an experiment turns out! I had some leftover chicken I needed to use but we all agree here that pepperoni and cheese with olives or ham and cheese would be terrific too. I made my own dough but you could easily use frozen roll dough thawed for this.... you'd either need 2 portions of dough or make half sized bundles though.
To start, I had a few pieces of leftover fried chicken I bought at the store a few days ago. Not enough for each of us to have a piece, but too much to save just for someones lunch. I tossed that in a small pan with about an inch of water and simmered it for about 15 minutes so it was heated & would debone easy. Any cooked chicken would work. You just need about 2 Cups. The dough recipe is just a modification of my favorite pizza dough recipe. I used my Kitchen-Aid mixer to mix the dough, but it could be mixed and kneaded by hand.
Chicken and Cheese Pizza Bundles
2 C. cooked chicken, diced
1/2 C. onion, diced
1/2 C. celery, diced
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. basil
1 C. cheese, shredded
Saute onion and celery in a little oil OR just simmer in a tad of water or broth until veggies are tender. Mix everything except cheese with the veggies and set aside until dough is ready.
1 1/4 C. warm water
1 T. yeast
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 T. oil (olive oil is great!)
3 C. flour
Mix water, yeast, and sugar. Let sit 5 minutes unless you're using instant yeast. Add salt, oil, and flour, mix. Knead until smooth - about 2 minutes in the mixer or a little more by hand. Dough should be firm yet pliable. Let dough rest 10 minutes.
Split dough into 6 pieces. Press one section of dough out into a rectangle. Place about 1/3 C. filling in a strip down the rectangle. Sprinkle with about 2-3 T. of cheese leaving the edges of the dough uncovered.
Pull sides of dough up around filling and press together to form a seal on top. Set on greased cookie sheet.
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Bake bundles for 15 minutes or until browned. Serve warm. Enjoy!