Delicious Chicken Puffs

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 6 comments

On this #NationalPieDay Pastry + Filling = pie.

#PieDay here is a parsi favorite recipe in this Video to share, make and enjoy.

I’m linking this recipe to Fiesta Friday #286, co-hosted this week are Mollie @ Frugal Hausfrau and Laurena @ Life Diet Health.

Recipe

Ingredients
2 cups chicken breasts
1 tsp black pepper
1 onion
2 green chillies
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 cup ghee
1 cup maida
2 cups milk or as needed for sauce
2 tbsp Mayo
1 Cup parmesan cheese grated
Salt and pepper to taste

1 muffin pan

Pastry
1 box of Pillsbury puff pastry
1 egg for egg-wash

Method

  1. Cook chicken breasts with black pepper and salt in some water, drain and keep.
  2. Slice into thin pieces.
  3. In a saucepan and add ghee, onion, green chillies, garlic and ginger.
  4. Saute till onions are soft and translucent.
  5. Stir in the flour and cook for a couple of minutes.
  6. Next add milk in batches stirring continuously to avoid lumps. Let the white sauce come to a boil and then add all the ingredients except the Pillsbury pastry.
  7. Cool filling
  8. Make 11 large circles of pastry as shown in video
  9. Make 11 small circles of pastry as shown in video
  10. Fill the muffin pan with large pastry circles
  11. Add filling and top with the smaller circle of pastry
  12. Brush with an egg-wash (Mix 3 tsp water + beaten egg)
  13. Preheat oven to 420 F
  14. Bake till pastry is puffed and golden brown


Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Cookbooks are available on Amazon. Rita has published the MEGA "Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine cookbook" and several other mini cookbooks.

6 Comments

Life Diet Health

Jul 7, 2019, 4:59 pm

Ooo Rita, I was wondering what to do with the rest of my puff pastry – these look and sound amazing! Can I just ask about how you cook the chicken? Did you boil it or poach it and for how long? Thank you! and thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday.

Rita

Aug 8, 2019, 9:20 am

I boil the chicken and then shred it most of the time. However, if I have leftover roast chicken (Costco) I use that and that is cooked. Either way it is the sauce and I think the green pepper punch that makes these chicken puffs yummy for me. Experiment and add your favorites. 🙂

Rita

Aug 8, 2019, 2:59 pm

I boil the chicken and then shred it. Boil till the chicken is nice and soft, 20 minutes or more.

The rest of the puff pastry can be baked by it self with a egg-wash. This will give you nice puff biscuits. Add cumin to the pastry if you like.

Life Diet Health

Aug 8, 2019, 5:15 pm

Excellent. Thank you Rita.

Minoo

Oct 10, 2020, 4:35 am

Hi Rita
When you say two cups of chicken breast I am not sure how much kgs please. Please can you let me know.
Thanks
Minoo.

Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Oct 10, 2020, 2:11 pm

Hi Minoo,
I use approx 2 lbs of the chicken breasts with no bones or skin.
You should have 2 cups after the chicken is cooked, drained and sliced.
If you have more you can use it in sandwiches.
Do let us know when you make it.
Rita

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