We all know that random food experience where we just grab a bite to eat while being out and about and it’s just so unexpectedly delicious that we fall hard for it – hook, line and sinker. We might even go out of our way to ensure that our path leads us to this wonderful treat again. That’s Costco’s chicken bake for ya. To make sure you don’t actually have to leave your home to hatakeve a bite, check out this recipe for a homemade version of it.
You probably noticed that I don’t mention the calorie count for this treat. I know I normally provide that information, but I feel like this one will probably give me, and by extension you, a small heart attack to calculate, so I decided that we could just pretend this is a tasty meal without any calories and if we randomly eat too much of it too often, we will just accuse tiny magical creatures of breaking into our homes at night to sew our clothes smaller so that they seem tighter.
At a glance
- Servings: 6
- Preparation time: 20 min
- Start to finish: 45 min
- Ready-made pizza dough (rectangular shape)
- 1 roasted chicken
- 10 strips of streaky bacon
- 2 cups (16 ounces/450 grams) of shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup (2.3 ounces/65 grams) of parmesan
- 1/2 cup (4.4 ounces/125 grams) of ceasar dressing
- 1/2 cup (4 ounces/67 grams) of shredded cheddar to sprinkle on top
Start by placing the bacon in a cold pan and bring it to medium heat. Do NOT first heat up the pan. By slowly heating up the bacon, you make sure all excess fat drains from the meat and your bacon will be nice and crispy without being to greasy. When the cooking process is done, place the bacon strips on a paper towel and let it cool down. Meanwhile, shred the roasted chicken into smaller pieces and place them in a bowl. When the bacon has cooled down, fold the paper towel shut and crush the bacon inside into tiny bits. Pour them into the bowl as well. Add the mozarella, parmesan and ceasar dressing to the bowl and mix everything by using a spatula.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit/225 degrees Celsius. While the oven gets up to the right temperature, devide the pizza dough into 6 equal pieces. Spoon 1/6 of the filling mix on each of the pizza dough slices and spread it out a little. Pinch the seams and roll up the dough until you have a compact package. Place it on baking paper on a baking tray with the package facing downward, so that it doesn’t accidentily open during baking. Drizzle a tini-tiny bit of water on top and then sprinkle shredded cheddar over it. Repeat with the remaining 5 pieces. Place the tray in the oven and bake the chicken pockets for 25 minutes.