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Cheese stuffed Chicken & Spinach Pizza Bread

 

Bread dough sprinkled with seasoned chicken, fresh spinach,sun-dried tomatoes and stuffed with Mozzarella and provolone cheese.  Served warm dipped in Alfredo sauce.

Cheese Stuffed Chicken & Spinach Pizza Bread.  Recipe at TidyMom.net

Today I’m excited to be celebrating one of my blogging friends who is expecting, her much anticipated, first baby – Amber from Bluebonnets and Brownies.

Amber and James are expecting their baby boy in October — a baby they have oh so desperately wanted after struggling with infertility.  I am beyond excited for her, and want to wish her the very best in her journey thru parenthood…….Your lives will never be the same again, you will wonder how you ever breathed with out this little one in your arms!

Being scattered across the country can’t stop a group of blogging friends from throwing Amber and James an amazing virtual baby shower!  I brought the pizza to the party!  Pizza Bread to be exact.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, my family loves pizza!  and nothing beats a good homemade pizza, whether it’s grilled pizza, mexican black bean pizza, BBQ Chicken Pizza Soup, Pizza Pancakes, homemade pizza rolls !  I like to mix it up and I’ve had this recipe for Pizza Bread printed and stashed for a long time.  Since we love chicken and spinach on our pizza I thought I’d give Erika’s recipe a little twist of our own.

Chopping vegetables for Pizza Bread.  Recipe at TidyMom.net

The recipe might look long, but it’s really rather easy. and the great thing about Pizza Bread is, you can make it with your own favorite toppings!  The possibilities are virtually endless! We used chicken and spinach, because that’s what we love.  You could use any variety of veggies: olives, broccoli, artichokes, red and green peppers, etc.  For the cheese, you can’t go wrong with  mozzarella but we are also big fans of provolone, but you could absolutely add any variety of Italian cheeses or even a little cheddar.  We choose chicken for our meat, but pepperoni, ham, bacon, sausage,salami, prosciutto would all be just as amazing!

For dipping , you can go with the traditional marinara, but garlic Alfredo makes a great companion to the chicken and spinach.

Making Garlic Chicken & Spinach Pizza Bread.  Recipe at TidyMom.net

So have fun with it!!  Make it your own.

Pizza Bread Rising.  Recipe at TidyMom.net

Let it sit for an hour on the counter to rise……….then another hour in the fridge.

Homemade Pizza Bread.  Recipe at TidyMom.net

 Roll it out and top it with cheese…… lots of cheese, the more the better!

Cheese Stuffed Chicken & Spinach Pizza Bread.  Recipe at TidyMom.net

Fold it up to seal in the cheese.

Chicken & Spinach Pizza Bread stuffed with cheese.  Recipe at TidyMom.net

 Nothing beats a baking stone for bread or pizza.  You can use a pan if you you don’t have a stone, but if you don’t have a stone, I beg of you to get one! 

Chicken & Spinach Pizza Bread stuffed with cheese.  Recipe at TidyMom.net

Slip it in the oven for just a half hour.  Check it after about 15 minutes, if it’s getting pretty brown, you can place a piece of foil loosely over top to keep it from getting too brown.  And when there’s just 3 minutes left, brush a little melted butter over it! mmmmm, can you smell it?

Cheese Stuffed Chicken & Spinach Pizza Bread.  Recipe at TidyMom.net

Let it cool on rack for a few minutes before slicing. 

Cheese stuffed Chicken & Spinach Pizza Bread

Prep Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf (6-8 servings, more if serving as appetizer)

Serving Size: 2 1" slices

Cheese stuffed Chicken & Spinach Pizza Bread

Bread dough sprinkled with seasoned chicken, fresh spinach,sun-dried tomatoes and stuffed with Mozzarella and provolone cheese.

recipe adapted from The Ivory Hut

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola or olive oil
  • 1 large boneless chicken breast
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped soft sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup parmesan
  • 2 cups mozzarella & provalone, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 jar Alfredo sauce for dipping

Instructions

  1. Using a sharp knife, chop chicken into small pieces. Season with garlic salt, oregano, and red pepper.
  2. In a 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sauté chicken, until no longer pink, 5-6 minutes. Keep a close eye on these and stir them occasionally using wooden spatula to prevent burning. Set finished pieces aside on a plate.
  3. In a large bowl, sprinkle yeast over warm water in a bowl. Let it sit for 3 minutes until foamy, then add in flour, salt and sugar. Using wooden spoon, mix just until it comes together. Add in chicken, spinach, basil, tomatoes and parmesan and combine well. If dough is too tacky, dust with a little extra flour. Cover with towel and let rise for about 1 hour on counter, then another hour in the refrigerator.
  4. Remove dough from refrigerator. Flour parchment lined counter or table and roll dough out into 11×17” rectangle. Sprinkle cheese over top. Fold all four sides in towards center, sealing sides so cheese is not exposed. Let rest while you preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  5. Place loaf on a pizza stone or lined baking sheet, and bake for 25 to 30* minutes (*loosely cover with foil after 15 minutes if bread is getting dark), until golden brown. 3 minutes before removing from oven, lightly brush the top with melted butter and let it finish baking. Let rest on a wire rack to cool slightly before slicing.
  6. Serve with warm Alfredo sauce for dipping.

Notes

To pack for lunch, wrap slices in foil and lightly toast in oven before putting it in a lunchbox. Include a small container of alfrado sauce for dipping.

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Cheese Stuffed Chicken & Spinach Pizza Bread.  Recipe at TidyMom.net

Serve warm with Alfredo sauce.

What are your favorite pizza toppings?

Amber's Baby Shower

 

In honor of Amber’s Day here are some other fabulous baby shower recipes our friends have brought to the virtual shower!

Sugarcrafter | Breakfast Tostadas
My Kitchen Addiction | Baby Texan Cookies
My Baking Addiction | Texas Sheet Cake
Simple Bites | Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Charred Corn Salsa
Stetted | Queso Mac
Food for My Family | Texas Pepper Barbecue Sauce
Dessert For Two | Frito Chocolate Chip Cookies
Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Coconut Tres Leches Layer Cake
TidyMom | Pizza Bread Sticks
Miss in the Kitchen | Blackberry Milkshakes
Art of Gluten Free Baking | Peach-Pecan Pie, Gluten-Free
Bon Appetit Hon | Cheddar Ranch Crackers
Food Babbles | Southern Pecan Pie
Jelly Toast | Peach Iced Tea
Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle | Decorated Elephant Cookies
i am baker | Texas Brownie Cake
The Kitchen Trials | Coca-Cola Cake
Cookies & Cups | Sticky Toffee Pudding Cookies
A Farmgirl’s Dabbles | Peanut Butter Bonbons the Size of Texas
Steph Chows | Fiesta Dip

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Comments

  1. 2

    I want this bread!!! That moving picture is SOOOOOO cool!!! You are always a step ahead girl… I totally want to copy you and do that! :) Adding this recipe to my grocery list… my kids (who am I kidding its all for me) will really love it!

  2. 3

    I so need to try this! Love how you can adapt it endlessly!

  3. 4

    Man, that looks DELICIOUS!!! We LOVE pizza around here, too!

  4. 5

    Oh. My. I LOVE this bread! All those flavors + a center of gooey cheese = yum. And YAY for Amber!

  5. 6

    I wish I was eating this for breakfast!

  6. 7

    Wow, this looks incredible! I love cheesy pizza bread!

  7. 8

    You had me at ‘cheese stuffed’! This looks amazing and I love how all of the ‘toppings’ are mixed into the dough. What a great idea. My kids will love this!!

  8. 9

    I know you posted this recipe for Amber… But, I feel like it was posted just for me. We do homemade pizza night every Friday at our house, and while I love my go-to pizza recipe, I’ve been looking for something to mix it up a bit lately. This looks like just the thing.

    And, of course, it’s perfect for Amber’s shower, too… Thanks so much for participating!

  9. 10

    Cheryl this looks amazing!! I love the GIF ;). So much fun. And what an awesome virtual shower. Off to check out the others. xo

  10. 11

    Cheryl, I love this idea! I can see myself making it a *lot* once the baby comes. Thank you so much for celebrating Evan today – your friendship over the last few years has been such a wonderful thing. Love ya!

  11. 12

    This looks so crazy good!!!

  12. 13

    This looks amazing, Cheryl! Thank you so much for being a part of Amber’s virtual shower! Yum!

  13. 14

    This is a GREAT idea!
    I’m putting it on the docket for this week.

  14. 15

    I love the idea of customizeable pizza bread! What a great weeknight meal!

  15. 16

    this looks amazing! i love breads! but this is over the top! the GIF was so fun too!

  16. 17

    Yum!!! I want to try this asap! Looks great!

  17. 18

    Holy I can’t even. That is beautiful and genius and all things good in the world. I can’t wait to make this for dinner!

  18. 19

    Gorgeous photos, lady! Thanks for coming to the baby shower. ;)

  19. 20

    Wow! That looks fantastic! Love the little pizza bread folding video :) And that alfredo dipping sauce? Yowza! Great finishing touch and this bread is the perfect addition to the baby shower. Who doesn’t love pizza?!?

  20. 21

    Wow what a showstopping bread!

  21. 22

    My guys would absolutely love this pizza bread! So happy for Amber!

  22. 23

    Amazing!! This looks seriously delicious.

  23. 24

    This looks so good! I created an account with Ziplist so I could save it and have it make a grocery list for me (awesome plug-in). Hope to make it this week.

  24. 25

    Well, I just LOVE this baby shower treat. I mean, who wouldn’t adore this bread? It looks incredible, Cheryl!

  25. 26

    Wow, I would love this for breakfast! This looks like all my favorite foods in one!

  26. 27

    I can’t wait to make this!!! I’ve already got a list of toppings to try!

  27. 28

    Wowee! These look so good! I’m definitely going to try this recipe–my daughter will be in heaven!

  28. 29

    You are killing it with these pictures and the recipe! I love the gif too! And the light in your new kitchen!
    Congrats to Amber!!

  29. 30

    This recipe looks awesome! And I love that little rolling gif.

  30. 31

    This bread is Gorgeous! I love the animated gif!!!

  31. 32

    Wow! This looks absolutely amazing! It’s beautiful! I cannot wait to try this:) Pinned!

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