Saturday, January 10, 2009

Herbed Chicken-en-Croute

I had an extra sheet of puff pastry left over from making the baked brie so I went hunting for a recipe on (yes, there IS such a thing!) and found one for which I had all the ingredients.

Here's what you do!

Thaw a sheet of puff pastry.

Season halves of a chicken breast with pepper and fry in a bit of olive oil until brown. Put that in the fridge for at least 15 minutes. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees.

Now, take your thawed puff pastry and roll it out to a 14" square and then cut that into four smaller squares. In the center of each square, spread about 2 TBS of a flavored spreadable cheese and top with a sprinkle of parsley. (I used garlic and herb flavored cheese) Put one of the chicken pieces on top of that. Brush the edge of the pasty with a mixture of egg and water and fold up and over the chicken.

Place seam side down on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Enjoy the amazingness! (Those are DIFFERENT silicone baking mats if you're wondering..)

(Ok, so it's actually called "Herbed Chicken In Pastry" - - but "en Croute" sounds so much better!)


  1. This looks very yummy. I might have to try this tonight as I have all of the ingredients except the spreadable cheese. Yum looking!

  2. Mmm sounds good! I'll have to try that soon.

  3. Now this looks so delicious ! I'll have to try this sometime. But I'll have to purchase the pastry and spreadable cheese, because these aren't some of my usual staples.

  4. btw, I did try this recipe, and YUM! My husband loves it, and I have been asked to make it again, soon. Haha. I did add fresh spinach to the pocket, but I think it turned out well!