BBQ Stromboli: Easiest Post-Workout Dinner


So I am officially back in the proverbial workout saddle.  I’ve tried pretty much every class that piqued my interest at the new gym, and I am totally smitten.  I’m also hella sore.  And I just said “hella”.  Are the kids still saying that?

Speaking of smitten, OMG.  Dear Bone Suckin’ BBQ Sauce, you complete me.  Like, let’s just skip past the dating phase and you can move in, and pick out curtains and I can ask you to rub my back every night.  Oh how happy we’ll be!

But oh wait… it’s not sold anywhere nearby. <Insert emotional breakdown>

There is an upside to being sad about the fact that something delicious you’re eating for the first time ever isn’t readily available to you.  You’re already shoving your face, savoring every last drop, so emotional eating is just a natural form of consolation.  Two birds, one stromboli.

And it’s a good thing this stromboli was SO easy.  As Rachael Zoe would say: Lit-trally.  I cooked the chicken in the crockpot all day and nestled it up inside a little blanket of pillowy pizza dough and tossed ‘er in the oven.  Because in addition to being reminded how sore spinning and kickboxing can make a girl, I am also reminded of the ravenous appetite that accompanies such classes.  Feed me, Seymore.

BBQ Chicken Stromboli
Cook time total: 4 hrs 20 min
Serves: 3-4
You’ll Need:
3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
16 oz jar of your favorite BBQ sauce (reserve 1/4 of the jar)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
1 premade pizza dough (I used Trader Joe’s brand)
olive oil

Directions:  Place chicken breasts and onions in the crockpot, cover with 3/4 jar of sauce, cover and cook on high for 4 hours.  Once finished cooking, shred with two forks and mix until sauce is evenly distributed.  Prehead oven to 425.  Roll out dough into a large oval, and with a pizza cutter, slice little tabs on each side of the dough.  Place shredded chicken in the center, cover with cheese, and drizzle with remaining sauce.  (You can use the rest here or save some for a dipping sauce).  Gently fold tabs up and over the chicken, criss-crossing them as you go.  Fold in the ends to secure the filling.  Spritz the top of the stromboli with a little olive oil, and place in the oven to bake for about 15 minutes.  Once the top is golden brown, remove and let cool for about 5 minutes before slicing.

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I should also mention that the dough I used for this came from Trader Joe’s,  yet another item that now eludes me.    It’s all probably for the best since I could have easily taken this entire stromboli to the face.  And if Brandon tried to stop me, I could just use some of my new facy kickboxing moves on him.


PS, sorry for the craptastic iPhone pictures, I was too lazy to find my camera.

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  1. I know this isn’t the subject of this post but I really miss Rachel Zoe’s show. Please reference her in more posts 😉

  2. I want to marry your stromboli. Literally. 😉

  3. I still say hella. So clearly the cool kids do, too.

  4. Oh my gosh – I think I just drooled on my keyboard. BBQ will always have a special place in my heart.

  5. Holy crap, that looks really good! & good for you getting back on that workout horse!

  6. This look SO delicious. I need to find some faux meat to cover in sauce and wrap in TJ’s pizza dough, stat.

  7. When we lost our power I had to throw out my one remaining TJ’s pizza dough. I cried a little.

  8. I’m staring at the 10lbs of blueberries I bought on Saturday. I think I’m down to only 9lbs in the fridge. A dessert/breakfast stromboli would be gooooood.

  9. I loooooooooooooove this idea! I love premade pizza dough and this is such a cool way to use it! PINNNNNING (similar to WINNING but WINNING is so last year so instead I’m PINNING the ish out of this so I can use it later 🙂

  10. This looks SO good. Annnnnd now I want it for breakfast.

  11. I’m going to Teeter tonight, I’ll try to remember to pick up another jar to give you next time you visit!
    I have some leftover pulled chicken in the freezer. Hmmmm. May have to make this, even though I’m not sure my dough handling skills are up to par.

  12. There are no Trader Joe’s in Canada. You can feel sorry for me now.
    I make the trip to the States, and sit in the border line up specifically so I can go down there and enjoy the amazingness. I’d say they should come to Canada, but we’d just ruin it by overcharging for every single thing.

  13. I shouldn’t have read this whole post when I was hungry- it looks so flippin good. And fancy, too. 🙂 I have a bottle of bbq sauce that may be destined for exactly this purpose.

  14. Stromboli! So amazing. I love how artistic this looks…you never cease to impress my friend. And your photos are fantastic!

    Have a great weekend Jessica!

  15. Oh, this looks amazingly delicious! 🙂 I have never seen that sauce in any of my local stores either. Definitely need to try making this for dinner.

  16. They sell Bone Suckin’ sauce like all over the place in Richmond – I thinks you should come here and get you some. Just sayin!!! 😛 Also p.s. I need that stromboli thing in my face asap. K thanks. Yummmmmmmmmmm.

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