Monday, December 13, 2010

Chicken Puffs

This recipe comes from Java. But we don't have crescent rolls here in New Zealand (at least, I haven't seen them), so I have had to substitute with flaky pastry. Although I expect puff or filo would be just as nice.
These are so delicious. One of my children is particularly fussy, but they ate about 3 of them! On the difficulty scale, I'd say they're pretty easy to make - a little time consuming cutting out the rounds of pastry, but really not bad at all.

Chicken Puffs

Chicken Breasts (I used about 800gm for 6 people)
1 tub (250gms) of Cream Cheese, softened
1 packet of Flaky Pastry
Salt and Pepper

Place the chicken breasts in a casserole dish and cover with water. Bake in a moderate oven for about an hour, or until cooked. Chill.
Flake chicken into pieces and add softened cream cheese and salt and pepper. Mix well.
Throw in the finely chopped chives and mix well again.

Roll out the pastry very thinly, then place teaspoonful founds onto the pastry and cut a large circle around it. Draw up the sides and pinch well. Try not to leave gaps, or the chicken mixture will ooze out.

Place on a tray lined with baking paper and bake in a moderate oven for about half and hour.


  1. I would never think of doing this combination on my own, but it might taste okay. Super easy, so worth a try.