Cheesy Chicken Pizza Pockets Recipe on justataste.com

Homemade pizza dough has taken on many a savory and sweet shape around these parts, from Bruschetta Pizza and Garlic Knots to Cinnamon Rolls and Pizza Pull-Apart Bread. But now I’m skipping the slice in favor of perfectly portable (hello, school lunch!) Cheesy Chicken Pizza Pockets.

This recipe can be as homemade or as store-bought as your heart desires. Go the full-blown DIY route with recipes for homemade pizza dough and homemade marinara sauce, or cut your prep time in half with your favorite store-bought alternatives. Best of all, these quick and easy pizza pockets are completely customizable and can be made with shredded rotisserie chicken, leftover turkey, chopped veggies or any other spare odds and ends stashed in your fridge.

Cheesy Chicken Pizza Pockets Recipe on justataste.com

Cheesy Chicken Pizza Pockets Recipe on justataste.com

Cheesy Chicken Pizza Pockets Recipe on justataste.com

Cheesy Chicken Pizza Pockets Recipe on justataste.com

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Cheesy Chicken Pizza Pockets

Cheesy Chicken Pizza Pockets are loaded with all of your favorite fillings then baked and dunked in marinara for a big dinner win.
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Cheesy Chicken Pizza Pockets Recipe on justataste.com
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 6 pizza pockets

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound homemade or store-bought pizza dough
  • 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1/3 cup mini pepperoni (See Kelly's Notes)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup homemade or store-bought marinara sauce, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon whole milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon pizza seasoning or dried oregano

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll the pizza dough into a 12x8-inch rectangle. Cut the rectangle in half lengthwise. Cut each smaller rectangle into three 4-inch squares for a total of six squares.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the shredded chicken, mini pepperoni, spinach, cheese and ½ cup of the marinara sauce, stirring until combined. Divide the mixture between each of the six pizza dough squares placing it in the bottom corner of the dough and leaving a 1/4-inch border around the edges.
  • Whisk together the egg and the milk then brush the two edges of the dough nearest the filling with the egg wash. Fold the unfilled side of the dough over the filling and very firmly pinch the two pieces of dough together. Place each pizza pocket on the prepared baking sheet then brush the tops with the egg wash and sprinkle them with the Parmesan cheese. Cut a small slit in the top of each pizza pocket.
  • Bake the pizza pockets for about 20 minutes or until the tops are golden and the dough is fully baked. Remove the pizza pockets from the oven, sprinkle them with the pizza seasoning and serve them with the remaining ½ cup of marinara sauce for dipping.

Kelly’s Notes:

  • If you can’t find mini pepperoni at your local grocery store, you can slice regular size pepperoni into smaller pieces.
  • Pizza dough is easier to roll at room temperature, rather than when it's chilled.
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Nutrition

Calories: 316kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 58mg, Sodium: 941mg, Potassium: 245mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 1055IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 137mg, Iron: 3.2mg

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    1. Hi Daniela – I’ve never tried freezing these before or after baking so I’m not sure what the results would be. You’ll likely need to adjust the baking time if the pizza pockets are frozen. Would love to hear how they turn out if you give it a shot!

  1. So i love all of your recipes! I only wish that you’d add how many calories each serving is; In any event, I’ll be trying this in my weekly meal prep! Thanks!!!

    1. Hi there, Melissa! We are in the process of researching the most accurate nutritional info provider options. Stay tuned for that info to be included on recipes soon!

  2. Dude, pizza pockets are like my favorite thing. . love how easy these are!!! totally going to try this!

    1. Found this under school lunches. How well do they last and in what container do you pack it that has worked well by lunchtime for kiddos?

      1. I love Bentgo lunch boxes! I wrap these in foil and stick it in the insulated lunch box and it works out great.

  3. These are adorable! The flavor combination is perfect for my meat-loving boyfriend. He would go nuts over these! As for me, I would definitely whip up a veggie version. I love how light and flaky the crust is too!

  4. These look so good! We have pizza once a week. Having pizza pockets would be a great way to change it up a bit.