Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cream Cheese Chicken in Puff Pastry

Ages ago I decided to buy puff pastry. I think I just had baby Emmett and I thought this would be a nice convenience item to have on hand. Normally, I don't buy puff pastry at the store (I do buy phyllo dough though) because I feel like it's something I can make or substitute with something else (i.e. pie crust). Also, it's incredibly expensive. The good thing about this recipe is that each chicken breast only requires 1/8 of a sheet, so you're definitely stretching a buck.

Anywho..... :) 
I love this recipe because it combines chicken, cheese, and garlic. Possibly my three favorite things in life (sorry hubs and children, it's time you knew the truth teehehehe). You could leave the chicken breast whole, which I've done before, but I prefer to cut it into pieces. It cooks faster and the ingredients blend better.

I served this with roasted asparagus. Just break off the woody ends of the asparagus, place into a baking dish, drizzle with oil (EVOO), add some salt, place into a preheated oven. I went ahead and baked it next to the chicken, at 400F, and both finished at the same time (about 20 - 25 mins). You could add some garlic, but I kept it plain since the chicken had plenty of flavor.

Cook the chicken
Blend the cream cheese, herbs, and spices
Place into the puff pastry
Turn seam side down and brush with egg
Delicious and cute
Cream Cheese Chicken in Puff Pastry
Serving Size = 2
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb each), cut into pieces (or kept whole)
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika (sweet Hungarian)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
Cream Cheese Mix
  • 1/2 pack cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons or so parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Salt/Pepper
  • (I didn't add it, but I think Parmesan would be yummy)
  • 1/4 sheet puff pastry sheet cut in half
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
Note: This is a lot of egg wash, so you could double the recipe and leave the egg wash the same
  1. Add some oil (EVOO) to a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken breasts and spices, mix and let cook. When done, remove from heat.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F. 
  3. Combine the cream cheese mix ingredients.
  4. Cut the 1/4 sheet of thawed pastry (takes about 40 mins to thaw) in half and roll out, using a bit of flour to prevent sticking. Roll it to roughly a 7-inch square. Combine the egg wash ingredients (egg and water), mix.
  5. Place half of the cream cheese in 1 pastry, then half the chicken, brush the edges with the eggwash, seal and place onto a greased baking dish seam side down. Brush with the egg wash. Repeat with second pastry.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.


The Sweet Family said...

wow, that looks really really good..Now I'm hungry

ErikaV said...

Hi, Elsa! Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping over :) This looks phenomenal! I look forward to checking out some of your recipes for new ideas. Hope to talk with you soon.


Elpiniki said...

Looks really nice! Great presentation too!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Elsa,
What a wonderful tasty little surprise waiting inside that little Pastry Puff. These look delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week end.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Joan@chocolateandmore said...

This sounds yummy, can't wait to try it, so glad I saw this over a Miz Helen's!

Amy said...

Now, this is really comfort food to me. I've got all the favorite ingredients all in one package! I am going to try this soon. I have a package of puff pastry in the freezer as I planned to use it for a sweet treat. Now, this sounds much better than my sweet treat! :P Thanks for sharing.

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Wow this looks amazing! What a perfect dinner for those cold nights :) Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

jen said...

I will be making this tonight....can't wait!


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