This easy stuffed bread recipe with cheese and chicken is fantastic as an easy starter/appetizer and is perfect for effortless entertaining.
I love easy recipes like this for when I have guests coming over and need to serve something delicious but don’t want to spend ages in the kitchen. Simple starters or appetizers like this stuffed bread make entertaining a breeze. Yes, the bread dough requires a little work but you can easily use shop-bought dough if you didn’t feel like making it yourself.
The bread is stuffed with shredded chicken (you can poach and shred chicken breasts yourself or use a shop-bought rotisserie chicken), ALL of the grated mozzarella and PEPPADEW® Mild Sweet Piquanté Peppers. The peppers add pops up of tang and spice to the otherwise simple stuffing and make this bread completely irresistible.
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Cheesy chicken stuffed bread
For the bread dough
- 500 g bread flour
- 10 g dried yeast
- 300-400 ml warm water
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
For the filling
- 2 cups grated mozzarella
- ½ cup PEPPADEW® Sweet Mild Piquanté Peppers roughly chopped
- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
- 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
- 2 tbsp basil leaves roughly torn
- salt and pepper to taste
- To make the bread, mix the sugar, yeast and water together.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, water and salt and knead until a rough dough forms.
- Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead for 5-7 minutes until the dough is smooth and soft. Place in an oiled bowl and cover with a tea towel. Allow to rise for 1 hour.
- When the dough has proofed, roll it out into a large rectangle on a floured surface.
- Sprinkle over the mozzarella cheese followed by the chicken and PEPPADEW® Sweet Mild Piquanté Peppers and mixed herbs. Season to taste.
- Roll the dough into a tight roll then place on a baking sheet topped with baking paper.
- Allow to proof for another 30 minutes while pre-heating the oven to 180ºC.
- Place the stuffed bread into the oven and allow to bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.
This post is sponsored by PEPPADEW®. All opinions and images are my own.