Copycat Costco Chicken Bake

by Alyona's Cooking
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This Costco Chicken Bake Replica should satisfy your cravings for when you want a chicken bake from Costco! A homemade dough is thinly wrapped around some grilled chicken pieces, cheese, bacon and dressing! And you don’t have to stand in line to get one!

This Costco chicken bake dough is pretty ideal for homemade… I mean look at that uppermost layer of the dough! An oil infused yeast mixture is what helps create that pulling effect in the dough. I remembered an unleavened bread recipe I made before that created that effect and combined some yeast to get here. It’s quite easy since you don’t need a lot kneading or yeast to make this. But if you want to opt for some store bought pizza dough then check out this Costco chicken bake recipe from the Kitchn.

I’m certain Costco chicken bakes come frozen and I’m assuming partially cooking them then freezing can make for a freezer batch but that’s if you want to experiment (let me know if it works…) Try these Copycat Costco Chicken Bakes now to see what these are about! copycat-costco-chicken-bake
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What’s Inside the Costco Chicken Bake?
  • Chicken- According to the ingredient label, Costco uses Chicken breast strips with rib meat and a water solution. To me that sounds like freezer grilled chicken breast. Make your own freezer grilled chicken breast strips by this recipe.
  • Bacon– Cured bacon that’s obviously been cooked. Check out my ultimate favorite way to make freezer bacon.
  • Cheese– Mozzarella, provolone and Parmesan cheeses are used among the cheeses. I’m assuming the Mozzarella and Provolone are used for the filling and the Parmesan could be used for the top. I personally only used Mozzarella for the filling and have used both Parmesan and Mozzarella for the top before. Final verdict; opt for Mozzarella for the top it creates a crustier top, where as Parmesan is usually grated finer thus creating in finer texture on top. Or grate Parmesan cheese bigger to get bigger chunks of cheese on top.
  • Caesars Dressing-Probably a creamy kind. Look for these ingredients because these are the exact ones from the ingredient list soybean oil, water, corn vinegar, parmesan cheese (partially skimmed milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes), whole egg and egg yolks, salt, sugar, distilled vinegar, xanthan gum, anchovy, dehydrated garlic, lemon juice concentrate, dehydrated onion, sodium benzoate, artificial caramel color, calcium disodium edta.) I have used ranch dressing with excellent results so that can make for a great alternative if your not fond of the Caesars dressing.
  • Green onions– They are claimed to be in the chicken bakes according to the ingredient list but I left them out. I cant really recall a distinctive green onion flavor in the Costco versions so I don’t really think it’s crucial to have them.

Ingredients for copycat Costco chicken bake:

DOUGH:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
FILLING:
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken breast strips (freezer kind, thawed)
  • 1 1/2 shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 4 strips of cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup creamy Caesars dressing (could substitute creamy ranch)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
How to make copycat Costco Chicken bake:

Step 1: Begin with stirring together the warm water, yeast and sugar. Set aside and allow to poof for 3 minutes.

Step 2: Meanwhile combine the chicken, mozzarella cheese, 1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese and bacon. Whisk together the dressing and heavy cream. Reserve 1/4 cup of the dressing for later and pour the remainder into the chicken mixture. Toss all together and set aside.

Step 3: Whisk the oil into the yeast mixture until creamy. Add the salt and 2 1/4 cup of flour. Mix together using a spoon then knead by hand until dough sticks together (dough will look torn, don’t knead smooth.)

Step 4: Transfer dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 3 equal parts. Roll out the pieces to 11 by 8-inch rectangles using the remaining flour.

Step 5: Place a heaping 1/2 cup of filling into the center of each piece of dough. Fold in the sides then close the filling by rolling over the bottom piece of dough just over the filling. Roll and seal edges then place into a sheet pan. Brush tops with the reserved dressing and sprinkle with 1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese. Bake in a 400° oven for 30 minutes.

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3.67 from 3 votes

Copycat Costco Chicken Bake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Alyona's Cooking
This Costco Chicken Bake Replica should satisfy your cravings for when you want a chicken bake from Costco! A homemade dough is thinly wrapped around some grilled chicken pieces, cheese, bacon and dressing! And you don't have to stand in line to get one!
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Ingredients

  • DOUGH:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken breast strips freezer kind, thawed
  • 1 1/2 shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese divided
  • 4 strips of cooked bacon crumbled
  • 1/3 cup creamy Caesars dressing could substitute creamy ranch
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Stir together the warm water, yeast and sugar. Set aside and allow to poof for 3 minutes. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile combine the chicken, mozzarella cheese, 1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese and bacon. Whisk together the dressing and heavy cream. Reserve 1/4 cup of the dressing for later and pour the remainder into the chicken mixture. Toss all together and set aside.
  • Whisk the oil into the yeast mixture until creamy. Add the salt and 2 1/4 cup of flour. Mix together using a spoon then knead by hand until dough sticks together (dough will look torn, don't knead smooth.)
  • Transfer dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 3 equal parts. Roll out the pieces to 11 by 8-inch rectangles using the remaining flour.
  • Place a heaping 1/2 cup of filling into the center of each piece of dough. Fold in the sides then close the filling by rolling over the bottom piece of dough just over the filling. Roll and seal edges then place into a sheet pan. Brush tops with the reserved dressing and sprinkle with 1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese. Bake in a 400° oven for 30 minutes.

Notes

This makes for a great make ahead meal as I refrigerated my chicken bakes overnight prior to the oven (without the cheese and dressing topping) for the ones seen in the photo. That is optional.
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