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Homemade Hot Pockets with Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese

Homemade Hot Pockets with Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese

homemade hot pockets with chicken, broccoli and cheese

Hot Pockets of the frozen variety have always been a big hit in our house. They are super convenient. After all, who doesn’t like bread filled with hot gooey goodness? I took the risk of trying to freshen up this household favorite by making some homemade hot pockets with chicken, broccoli and cheese. What was the result?

homemade hot pockets

They came out pretty great! I used puff pastry which gave them a wonderful flaky crust. One word of warning when making these is to not over stuff them. It’s so hard to not pile on the toppings, but if you do they won’t seal up.

This recipe requires a bit of measuring, making it a great opportunity to get the kids busy in the kitchen.

Homemade Hot Pockets Recipe

What You’ll Need
All-purpose flour, for work surface
2 sheets (1 package) frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash

3 cups chicken, diced into small cubes
2 cups grated Cheddar cheese
1 cup broccoli, cut into small pieces and cooked just until tender
1/4 cup spicy mustard

Method
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Flour your work surface, so the puff pastry does not stick. Roll out your puff pastry until it measures 10 by 15 inches. Using a ruler, cut the rectangle into 2 (5 by 15-inch) rectangles. Then cut each rectangle into 5 (5 by 3-inch) rectangles. Repeat with the other sheet of pastry. Transfer the 20 rectangles onto your baking sheets and chill until they are cold.

Spread a small amount of spicy mustard onto the center of 10 of the rectangles. Add a small amount of chicken, broccoli, and shredded cheese onto each triangle. Be careful not to overfill.

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Brush borders with egg wash and top with the remaining 10 rectangles. Use your fingers to gently press the edges together. Press the edge of a fork around border to completely seal pockets. Brush pockets with remaining egg wash and cut 3 – 4 (i-inch) slits into the top of each pocket.

Bake hot pockets, rotating once, until the tops are golden and the filling is bubbling, about 25-30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before serving.

Recipe makes 10 homemade hot pockets.

Seriously, you’ve got to try these. If you don’t like chicken and broccoli, you could easily substitute for your family’s favorite ingredients.

homemade hot pockets with chicken, broccoli and cheese

Homemade Hot Pockets Recipe

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Ingredients
  

  • All-purpose flour for work surface
  • 2 sheets 1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
  • 3 cups chicken diced into small cubes
  • 2 cups grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup broccoli cut into small pieces and cooked just until tender
  • 1/4 cup spicy mustard

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Flour your work surface, so the puff pastry does not stick. Roll out your puff pastry until it measures 10 by 15 inches. Using a ruler, cut the rectangle into 2 (5 by 15-inch) rectangles. Then cut each rectangle into 5 (5 by 3-inch) rectangles. Repeat with the other sheet of pastry. Transfer the 20 rectangles onto your baking sheets and chill until they are cold.
  • Spread a small amount of spicy mustard onto the center of 10 of the rectangles. Add a small amount of chicken, broccoli, and shredded cheese onto each triangle. Be careful not to overfill.
  • Brush borders with egg wash and top with the remaining 10 rectangles. Use your fingers to gently press the edges together. Press the edge of a fork around border to completely seal pockets. Brush pockets with remaining egg wash and cut 3 - 4 (i-inch) slits into the top of each pocket.
  • Bake hot pockets, rotating once, until the tops are golden and the filling is bubbling, about 25-30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before serving.
  • Recipe makes 10 homemade hot pockets.
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View Comments (18)
  • These look SO good! I would love to try and make some of these 🙂 Great way to get the kiddos to eat their veggies, too; you could chop up so many different ones and tuck them in there!

  • Have you tried freezing them to see if they freeze well? And do you know how much they cost to make? I’m just wondering if they end up being cheaper or not than the store bought version.

    • Considering you would have to buy 10 boxes of hot pockets to get the 10 from this recipe, I would say that yes this is less expensive. The puff pastry was about $2.50 and I used left over chicken. Between the broccoli and cheese, I maybe spent another $2.50. I haven’t tried freezing them. They get gobbled up too quickly. I hope this helps.

    • They can be frozen after baking.
      Allow to cool completely. Place in freezer, still on the baking sheet to freeze solid. When froze, transfer to a freezer ziplock bag.
      For reheat, put in micro about 2 to 3 min.

  • The picture above looks wonderful. And so delicious. What a great idea and healthy. Thanks so much for sharing. I’m definitely going to try making these this weekend because for one, my daughter loves chicken and broccoli.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  • These look (and sound) fantastic! Thanks for the recipe! This would be so versatile, too, you could put just about anything you like into them. I bet Sloppy Joe filling and pizza type would be great, too! Much better for you than the store bought frozen ones!

  • this sounds and looks absolutely amazingly delicious!! I’m definitely going to try this!! I bet mine won’t look near as good as this one tho!! LOL My bread always turns out “funny” looking.. But usually always taste good!LOL

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