30-Minute Meal: Broccoli Chicken “Wrap”

Oh Monday… After a busy weekend that included a sleepover with two additional children, a late night outdoor movie, a three hour drive to find out the safari we were going to take the kids on was CLOSED, and nursing back to health a new foster puppy, I was exhausted by the time Monday rolled around. Yesterday, I didn’t want to Monday.

After work I needed a quick and easy meal that was yummy and no one complained about (sounds like a majestic unicorn, right?). Luckily I have in my recipe box just the ticket! My kids and husband LOVE broccoli chicken wrap for dinner. It’s more of a loaf with yummy pizza crust as the base, and it’s so quick and easy to put together. It should be noted this isn’t one of my healthier recipes, however it is a 30-minute meal that can be adjusted for clean eating. On a Monday, I didn’t care about clean eating LOL.

Keep in mind; the ingredients can be adjusted to provide a healthier, cleaner meal. I’ll add notes on how to do so in the ingredients below.

To start, grab your ingredients! Start with a pre-made pizza crust in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. You can certainly make a homemade pizza crust (we’ve done this before). The store bought isn’t the cleanest ingredients, however it’s easy! You’ll need 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast boiled and then diced or chopped. I use a chopper similar to the Pampered Chef one. This makes the chicken bite sized and perfect for the wrap. You can certainly dice the chicken up as well, just dice into ½ inch pieces. Your veggie for this meal will be broccoli. I generally use frozen, but our local store had fresh broccoli crowns for $1 so I am using that today. Either way, cook your broccoli a little bit so it’s nice and soft. I place a cup of broccoli and a tablespoon of water in a microwave safe bowl, and cover with a paper towel. Microwave broccoli for 1 minute on high. Next, you’ll need a cup of shredded mild cheddar cheese. I keep a pinch of cheese off to the side to sprinkle over the top of the loaf. Next you’ll need to prepare Hollandaise sauce according to the package directions. I use the Knorr powder packet. You can certainly make homemade to keep the dish clean. Lastly, you’ll want a tablespoon of melted butter and salt and pepper.

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The directions are really easy for this loaf. It’s really a matter of layering the ingredients and pinching together the crust. First, roll out the pizza crust on a prepared cookie sheet, stretching crust until it’s ¼ inch thick. Next, spread evenly the chicken, broccoli, and cheese in layers over the crust. Season layers with salt and pepper according to your preference and taste. Then, fold over the dough and meet seams in the top of the loaf. Pinch together the ends of the loaf so they close. Drizzle loaf with melted butter and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

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Bake loaf in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown. While the loaf is baking, prepare Hollandaise sauce according to package directions.

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To serve the loaf, cut slices 1-2 inches thick in diameter and spread a tablespoon of Hollandaise sauce across the top. If you want more sauce, sauce it up! The cheesiness of the Hollandaise really makes the dish! One loaf makes 6 servings, so trust me; you’ll want to make two at a time :). Each loaf is a complete meal with a veggie, protein and grain. For dinner we usually have a side of applesauce and salad with the loaf. The nice thing is, you don’t need any sides for this meal though!

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Ingredients:

1lb – Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Boiled and Chopped
1 Cup – Broccoli (can use frozen or fresh)
1 Cup – Shredded Mild Cheddar cheese
1 – Pizza Crust Dough (make your own dough for a cleaner meal)
1 – Hollandaise Packet (make your own for a cleaner sauce)
1 Tablespoon – Melted Butter
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Directions:

  • Boil chicken until no longer pink in the middle
  • Dice chicken into small pieces
  • Microwave fresh broccoli with 1 tablespoon of water (use microwave safe bowl, cover with paper towel) for 1 minute
  • Prepare Hollandaise sauce according to package directions and set aside
  • Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray
  • Roll out pizza crust and spread evenly until ¼ inch thick
  • Assemble loaf by layering chicken, broccoli, and then cheese
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Fold sides of the crust to meet at the top, making a loaf/wrap
  • Pinch together crust ends to close
  • Brush melted butter on the top of the loaf and sprinkle a pinch of cheese
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, uncovered
  • Wrap is finished when the dough is cooked through and golden brown
  • Smear sauce over one serving of the loaf

 

 

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