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Offline sum1else

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NYC Style Chicken Rolls
« on: December 02, 2011, 07:48:33 PM »
I'm surprised at the absolute lack of information about NYC style chicken (and other) rolls. I made my own tonight and thought I should share.

This an authentic chicken roll that you get on the streets of NYC and the surrounding area.  The only difference is that mine was pretty big-about 50% larger. I had intended a 10" pizza with a .08 TF.  65% water, .2% IDY, 2% salt. I used All Trumps Bromated flour, 3 day cold ferment and a 5 hour counter rise today.

Traditional Pizza shops take an 18" pie and cut it in four. Each piece makes one chicken roll. My piece of dough was a bit bigger than that.

Usually sliced chicken cutlets are used. That's what I did. On Long Island you can find some places that make it with seasoned grilled chicken-these are amazing and I would recommend trying it. I used grated brick mozzarella, garlic powder, italian seasoning and red pepper flake. Just a dab of sauce is used inside, the rest is usually served to dip. You don't want the inside to be too wet or the dough can rip. Usually a bit of chicken and cheese pops out the sides (you can see in one photo that I only accomplished this on one side). I like to use room temperature cheese and warm chicken so there are no cold spots inside.

I made the dough into the triangle as best I could, and filled the flat end. Rolled it over up until the point and pushed it together. I made the first roll thick and then pulled it very thin. Then I egg washed the top side only and put it in a 550F oven with a steel plate temp of 605 for 7 minutes. Broiler on HI for the last 2 minutes. I got a great charred bottom.

I hope some of you try this out and post your creations

« Last Edit: December 02, 2011, 08:19:02 PM by sum1else »

Offline apizza

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Re: NYC Style Chicken Rolls
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2011, 08:44:07 PM »
Looks great Tyler. It's on the list.
Everyone keeps posting stuff I want to try and I don't think I'll ever get to it all....and I'm retired.  :D

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Re: NYC Style Chicken Rolls
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2011, 11:00:21 PM »

I never heard of NYC Chicken Rolls, but will also put them on my to do list.  Your NYC Chicken Rolls sure do look tasty!  :) Thanks for the information.


Offline sarduyjorge

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Re: NYC Style Chicken Rolls
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2011, 11:58:40 PM »
Really good show, an easy option to add to the menu

Offline Saturday Coffee

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Re: NYC Style Chicken Rolls
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2011, 12:39:27 AM »
Looks delicious. The marriage of two of my favorite foods Chicken Parmesan and Pizza.