Keto Hot Pockets- Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
So, we understand how difficult it can be to find keto-friendly options for comfort foods like hot pockets. That’s why we’ve adjusted the traditional recipe to make a version that is simple and affordable, and easy to make.
Our keto hot pockets are stuffed with chicken and broccoli. In addition, instead of using traditional wheat flour in the dough, we use almond flour, a low-carb, gluten-free alternative. This recipe also calls for heavy whipping cream, butter, and parmesan cheese in the filling to keep it high in healthy fats and protein. So, without further ado, we give you all the information needed to curl up with your own tasty keto hot pocket.
For the filling:
|2 Cup Shredded chicken|
|1 ½ Cup Frozen broccoli cooked and chopped|
|1 Cup. Heavy whipping cream|
|2 Tbsp. Butter|
|½ Onion chopped|
|1 tsp. Minced garlic|
|¼ Cup Parmesan cheese grated|
|Salt and pepper to taste|
For the dough:
|2 Cup. Shredded mozzarella cheese|
|3 oz. Cream cheese|
|1 ¼ Cup. Almond flour|
|¼ tsp. Xanthan gum|
|½ tsp. Baking powder|
|1 Large egg|
|¼ tsp. Garlic powder|
|¼ tsp. Italian seasoning|
|Pinch of salt|
Gather the ingredients for making the filling.
Gather the ingredients you need for making the dough
Start spicing the dough that you would chill for 30 minutes
Roll the chilled dough out between two pieces of parchment paper.
Tools & Equipment You'll Need On Hand
When making this keto hot pockets recipe, there are a few tools that you will need to have on hand
- Mixing bowl: You will need a mixing bowl to combine the ingredients for the dough and the filling.
- Skillet: You will need a skillet to sauté the onions and garlic for the filling before we everything.
- Rolling pin: You will need a rolling pin to roll the dough evenly between two sheets of parchment paper. Sometimes I use a beer bottle if I am in a pinch.
- Parchment paper: You will need this to line the baking sheet and roll out the dough.
- Baking sheet: You will need a flat baking sheet to place the hot pockets.
Storage and Reheating Instructions
- Refrigeration: These keto hot pockets can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, place them in a preheated 350F oven for 10-15 minutes or until they are heated. You can also reheat them in the microwave but will cause the dough to become soft and less crispy.
- Freezing: The keto hot pockets can also be frozen for up to 3 months. To freeze, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and put them in the freezer until they are fully frozen. You can transfer them to an airtight container or a zip-top freezer bag. To reheat, place the frozen hot pockets in a preheated 350F oven for 20-25 minutes or until they are heated through.
- Reheating: Note that if you store the hot pockets in the fridge or freezer, the dough may become a bit softer than when it was fresh, so reheating them in the oven is the best way to get the optimal texture and taste.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can use different types of meat for the filling, such as turkey, beef, or pork.
Yes, you can use fresh broccoli, but you need to cook it before adding it to the filling. Boil or steam it until it is tender, chop it and add it to the filling. Using raw broccoli might not cook quite as evenly.
Yes, you can use different types of cheese for the dough, such as cheddar, gouda, or provolone. However, it will impact the taste and texture of the dough.
You can add vegetables to the filling, such as mushrooms, bell peppers, or zucchini if you choose. Those should work well as they pretty neutral vegetables.
Yes, you can use a different low-carb flour for the dough, such as coconut flour. That said, almond flour is the preferred and recommend low carb flour for this particular recipe because pastries made with coconut flour tend to have a drier and more crumbly texture than those made with almond flour. Coconut flour absorbs more moisture than almond flour, so it requires more eggs and liquid to achieve the same consistency. Also note that coconut flour has a stronger flavor when compared to almond flour, which will affect the taste of the finished product. Some people may find the taste of coconut flour distracting especially in savory dishes like this.
You can, and if you do it should be stored in the fridge for no more than 3 days or in the freezer no more than 3 months.
Yes, you can reheat the hot pockets in the microwave, but this will cause the dough to become soft .We strongly recommend you reheat them in the oven to get a better texture on the crust.
This Keto Hot Pocket recipe is a delicious and easy way to enjoy a classic snack while sticking to a low-carb diet. The combination of shredded chicken, broccoli, and alfredo sauce in a cheesy and crispy keto dough perfectly balances flavor and texture. The recipe is easy to follow and can be customized to suit your taste preferences.
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