I had to do it. I had to find out why millions and millions of people recently viewed a certain food video on line. I had a pretty good idea why this recipe went viral. It had all of the right “ingredients” so to speak, for a real winner. It is quick and easy and loaded with cheese. Add to that, garlicky bread dough rolled into balls and mixed in with ingredients like rotisserie chicken and Alfredo sauce. Then it all gets baked up in a bread ring that you pull apart and devour. Yep. That’ll do it. So out came the Bundt pan and on went the apron. Once I shredded the rotisserie chicken and cooked up the bacon, the next step was to take the refrigerated bread dough and cut it into small squares that I rolled up in balls. I wasn’t sure why I needed to roll the dough into balls, but I think it actually helped keep the dough separated when mixing. Yes, mixing. The video showed the cook mixing all the ingredients by hand. I didn’t do that. I used a large spoon which I thought would be just as effective. I was wrong. Next time, I’ll be hands. I was delighted at how this Chicken Alfredo Bread Ring turned out. So much fun to pull apart and watch the mozzarella stretch. This tasty ring is simply delicious and a great recipe for your family and friends as you gather and break bread together during this 4th of July week!
- 2 canisters (14 ounces each) pizza dough
- 2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
- 1 cup bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup Alfredo sauce, plus more for serving
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut pizza dough in half lengthwise then into small squares. Roll each square into balls. Add balls to a large bowl and chill while preparing filling. Then, add chicken, bacon, mozzarella, Parmesan, parsley, pepper, garlic powder, olive oil, and Alfredo sauce to the bread balls and gently mix to combine. Scoop mixture into a greased Bundt pan, or a 9-inch cake pan. Bake for about 20 minutes, until top is golden and bubbling. Gently run a thin spatula around the pan to loosen the break, then invert onto a plate. Place small bowl of Alfredo sauce or Pizza Sauce in the ring hole. Serve immediately.