Saturday, December 29, 2012

Buffalo Chicken Garbage Bread

Looking for a yummy snack for your New Year's Eve festivities?
Ya know, the day before you have to eat all the cabbage, corned beef, & blacked eyed peas?
Well, I've got one for ya ... & this one has just the right amount of zing!
I found this one on good ol' Pinterest {of course!}.
I adjusted it a bit for our tastes & according to my guys, it was a winner.

Now, I'll have to admit, when I first came across this one, I thought, "garbage bread...what in the world?!"
Turns out, it's pretty much a calzone or a stromboli ... just stuffed with 'not so Italian' ingredients.
The term garbage bread indicates what you can do with this recipe:  stuff it with all kinds of garbage goodies.

Let's not making this more difficult than what it is, so here goes.

Your ingredients:  pizza dough, chicken, buffalo sauce, cheese, ranch {or blue cheese}

Cube or shred chicken {approx. 3 cups} & mix in about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sauce.
I did it all right on my cutting board cause there's no need to dirty up another dish.
All about easy here =)
I used Louisiana hot sauce cause it's my favorite & it's what I always have on hand.

Next, roll out your pizza dough on a lightly floured surface.
This is one dough, bought in the freezer section of the grocery store.
{thaw according to package directions}

Place dough on cookie sheet lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
Spread  1/2 cup of ranch dressing onto the dough & top with shredded cheeses,
8 oz of mozzarella & 4 oz sharp cheddar.

Lastly, evenly layer on all the saucy chicken & roll 'er up!

To keep it from oozing out the sides, leave an inch or so around the edges to help 'seal' it together.
Also, it'll bake through perfectly if it's not rolled too tightly.
Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

 Let it rest 5-10 minutes before slicing into it.

 Oooey, gooey, cheesy perfection.

Buffalo Chicken Garbage Bread

3 c. chopped chicken breasts
1 pizza dough {thaw according to package directions}
8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
4 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of buffalo sauce
1/3 cup of ranch {you can use blue cheese dressing, if you'd prefer}

Preheat oven to 375°.
Cube/shred chicken & season with salt and pepper.
Coat chicken with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of buffalo sauce. 

On a lightly floured surface, roll pizza dough into a rectangular shape.
Place on lightly sprayed cookie sheet.
Layer on ingredients in this order:  ranch, cheeses, chicken.

Roll up, seam side down.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.