Apr 12, 2011

Mediterranean Chicken Puffs!

I recently tried this super-awesome recipe and I highly recommend. The end result is delicious and looks super profesh, but it's so easy! This is my new hot go-to I think. I plan to change up what's inside on my next go-around, but this variation is AWESOME!

See the full recipe here, but here's a quick run-down of my process...

(Apologies in advance for crappy photo quality. The iPhone doesn't like my apartment.)

1. Marinate the Chicken

Looks kind of gross, I know. The marinade is egg yolk and garlic. It was weird putting it together, but super easy. The directions called for it to be marinated overnight, but I didn't have time and only let it marinate for like 45 minutes. No complaints.


2.  Prepare the puff pastry dough


There's already spinach on here because I forgot to take the photo, but all you do is thaw out frozen Pepperidge farm dough and flour that pup up so you can work with it easily. Sidenote: the raw dough is delicious. I'm gross. Sipping wine optional, but recommended.

2. Load up the guts of your puffs


Lay chopped spinach on the dough. Throw on the chicken. On top of the chicken, layer pesto, goat cheese (The recipe calls for feta...I substituted to get my goat fix.), sun dried tomatoes and more spinach. Try not to lick your fingers, there is raw chicken in there.

3. Roll and bake!

(oops, too excited to photograph.)

Fold the dough around the guts and pinch to seal. Then, place on baking sheet, seam side down and bake for 40 minutes!

The end result is this:


The bread is flaky, the chicken is moist and the delcious guts are oozing. The flavors also work well together. It's sort of a lot of food, so you really don't need much of a side. I just paired it with steamed edamame. Perfect.

I've been really trying to stretch my little chef legs lately, and this one is going into my arsenal of favorites. Give it a whirl, you won't be disappointed!

5 comments:

  1. Yum! This looks absolutely, positively, delicious!

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  2. Umm... YUM! This recipe is bookmarked for my next dinner party! :)

    It looks absolutely delicious and not too hard! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Wow, looks great! Spinach, sun dried tomato and goat cheese?! Three of my faves! You really should try goat cheese next time - sooooooOOoOOo creamy and frickin delicious. I had a similar dish once with salmon and spinach in the puff pastry.

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