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This Southwest Chicken Stromboli comes together in under 30 minutes, making it a perfect quick and easy weeknight dinner option!
Cooking with cheese around Asheley? It’s difficult. She’s always been obsessed with eating the stuff. But now that she’s expecting… yea, the struggle is real people.
If there is cheese sitting on the counter for more than 2.394 seconds, it’s in her mouth and not in my recipe. And I mean, I can blame her. Cheese is freaking delicious, especially this Castello Jalapeno Havarti.
My only hope? Making (and then devouring) this Southwest Chicken Stromboli at 8am on a weekend, while Asheley is still sound asleep. The only thing she likes more than cheese (and avocado, cookies, and potato chips at the moment) is sleep. She loves, loves, sleep.
Let me tell you, there are few things more peaceful then whipping up some delicious grub at 8am while the wife is sleeping! Yes, I ate this for breakfast. No, I’m not ashamed. It was delicious, and I enjoyed every moment.
And yes, Asheley did make up for lost time when she woke up by eating some of this creative stromboli for lunch, as well as a healthy dose of
some all of the extra shredded cheese I had leftover.
So lets talk cheese. This Castello Jalapeno Havarti cheese is creamy and has awesome meltability. And yea, the kick of heat is totally up my alley. What can I say, I’m a sucker for anything Southwest/Tex-Mex/Mexican.
Castello also make a few other Havarti flavors you should totally check out, like Dill, Wild Garlic, Caraway, and Herbs & Spices. Oh, and there’s an Aged Havarti as well, which you may remember I used in those little addictive Havarti, Pear, and Walnut Puff Pastry Bites.
Southwest Chicken Stromboli
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: Serves 4
- 1 store-bough pizza dough
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 red onion, diced
- 2 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken
- 3/4 cup frozen corn
- 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- Kosher salt
- 1/4 cup pickled jalapenos
- 1 cup shredded Jalapeno Havarti Cheese
- 1 avocado, sliced
- Sour Cream
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add red bell pepper and red onion, season generously with salt, and cook about 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables soften but still have a little crunch. Add chicken, frozen corn, black beans, chili powder, garlic powder, and cumin. Stir to combine and cook until everything is warmed through, about 2-3 minutes.
- Roll out pizza dough pretty thin into a large rectangle-like shape and lay flat on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Scoop filling in a line down the middle of the pizza dough (leaving a little blank gap at either end) and top with pickled jalapenos and shredded cheese. Feel free to use more cheese if desired. Just like if you were making a burrito, bring the sides of the pizza dough togehter in the middle, overlapping to create a seal. Pince either end and season top of dough with Kosher salt.
- Cook in oven until crust is cooked through and golden brown, aboug 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool slightly, cut into slices and serve with sliced avocado, salsa, and sour cream.
Grab a rotisserie chicken at your grocery store to make things extra easy. Feel free to use any cheese that you think will taste great with these southwest flavors.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
PARTNER POST – Get creative with any of Castello’s uniquely crafted cheeses. Click here for a $1 off coupon to create your own gourmet masterpiece.
That is one mean looking stromboli. No wonder you ate it for breakfast. Who could hold out? Looks amazing!
Happy Wednesday Chris!
Hahah thanks Melanie!
Dude! This stromboli looks especially dude-worthy. And you ate it for breakfast…which is epic! Although I totally understand why you ate it for breakfast…I mean, you can’t have Asheley nibbling on that delicious cheese before it made it into your stromboli, right? I’m loving the flavor combo you’ve got going on there. Did you save me a slice? #WolfpackCheeseClub
Hahaha epic breakfasts for the win! And yea, your slice is out on the counter waiting for you. You better get down here quick…
When I first saw these pictures, for a moment my mind went completely blank, except for this one thought: I WANT THAT. This looks mind-bogglingly delicious, and I love the southwestern twist on an Italian classic!
Hahaha thanks so much!
umm…AMAZING!!! Dave would seriously die for this, totally need to remake! pinned 🙂
You have to do your good wife duties and make this for him stat 🙂
Kevin | keviniscooking
Nothing wrong with a little stromboli for breakfast, right?! This looks fantastic and I need to find me some of that Jalapeno Havarti Cheese stat.
Hahaha exactly Kevin! Dude, totally look for it. It’s awesome!
Anything and everything cheese and bread have been on my plate lately. This looks perfect and will be trying soon!!
Can’t go wrong with cheese and bread, right Zainab?!
Breakfast. This for breakfast? Chris my already sky high respect has elevated. This looks amazing and I love the flavours you used- I am obsessed with the jalapeno Harvarti!
Hahaha you know it Arman! That’s how I roll. Yea, the jalapeno havarti is awesome!
I know how having a cheese-obsessed partner is! Gotta keep an eye on it when you’re cooking or else it’ll disappear fast! Beautiful stromboli and awesome recipe!
You know it Bill! They are always trying to steal our cheese!
Totally agree with you, obviously everybody likes CHICKEN STROMBOLI. And your tips really helpful for chicken Stromboli . Nice Post very informative!