Whole Wheat Pizza Pockets




Whole Wheat PizzaPockets are made with homemade whole wheat pizza dough and baked with minced chicken and veggie toppings all up inside. These delicious pizza pockets are brushed with melted butter and baked to golden brown!

Step 1: Ingredients

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough :

1) Whole Wheat Flour - 2 1/2 cups

2) Active Yeast - 1.5 Tsp

3) Sugar - 1/4 Tsp

4) Salt - 1/2 Tsp

5) Water - 1 1/4 cup (approx)

6) Olive oil - 2 Tbsp

Pizza Sauce :

1) Crushed Tomato - 28 oz

2) Tomato Paste - 2 Tsp

3) Chopped Garlic - 2 Tsp

4) Chopped Onion - 1 medium

5) Oregano - 1 Tsp

6) Thyme - 1 Tsp

7) Basil - 1 Tsp

8) Pepper as per taste

9) Salt as per taste

10) Olive oil - 2 Tbsp

Filling For the Pizza Pockets :

1) Ground Chicken - 1 Cup

2) Olive oil - 2 Tbsp

3) Chopped Garlic - 2 Tsp

4) Chopped Onion - 1 medium

5) Chilli flakes - 1 Tsp

6) Oregano - 1 Tsp

7) Chopped Peppers - 1/2 Cup

8) Pepper as per taste

9) Salt as per taste

10) Mozzarella cheese - 1 Cup

11) Melted butter - 2 Tbsp

Step 2: Making the Dough

1) Take warm water (not hot water) in a large bowl, add sugar and mix till it dissolves.

2) Then add the active yeast and mix.

3) To the yeast mixture, add the flour, oil and salt.

4) Mix everything together and form the dough and knead it well for about 5 min till the dough becomes soft and pliable. (If the dough is sticky add more flour. If it is hard to knead add little more warm water.)

5) Apply some oil to the dough and place in the bowl (apply oil to the bowl also) and cover it with a kitchen towel.

6) Allow it to rest and raise for a about one hour or more.(Depending on the climatic conditions)

Step 3: Pizza Sauce

1) Place a heavy bottom pan on medium heat and add olive oil.

2) Once the oil is hot, add the chopped garlic and saute for a minute.

3) Then add the chopped onion and saute till it becomes translucent.

4) Add oregano, basil, thyme, pepper, salt and tomato paste and saute.

5) Then add the crushed tomato and about a cup of water.

6) Once the mixture comes to boil reduce the heat to low and allow it simmer for about an hour.

The pizza sauce is ready now. This sauce can be frozen and used when necessary.

Step 4: Filling for Pizza Pockets

1) Place a pan on medium heat, add olive oil and ground chicken and saute till the chicken is cooked.

2) Remove the chicken from the pan and add olive oil in the same pan.

3) To that add the garlic, onion, pepper, salt, chilli flakes, oregano and saute.

4) Then add the chopped peppers and saute till the veggies are cooked.

5) Finally add the cooked chicken to the above mixture and mix it well.

6) Check for the seasoning and allow the filling to cool.

Step 5: Assembling the Pizza Pockets

1) Take the pizza dough and make small sized balls.

2) Roll it into rectangular shape and apply the pizza sauce in the middle avoiding the edges.

3) Place the filling on one side of the dough and top it with the mozzarella cheese.

4) Fold the other side on the top of it and seal it well using a fork. (At this stage, the Pizza pockets can be frozen and used later.)

5) Apply melted butter on top of each pockets. Bake it at 350 F for 25 to 30 min or more till it turns light brown on the top. (Flip over and bake for even cooking )

The Whole Wheat Pizza Pockets are ready !!!

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    2 years ago

    LOL looks verry yummy.(My mom only agreed to make it because its whole wheat) :)