Chicken Puff Pastry (One Pan)

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Quick and easy chicken puff pastry recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pan in 30 minutes. Cheese, leftover Mexican shredded chicken and jalapenos and filled in flaky pastry.

The flaky pastry and the bold filling flavors are the absolute perfect combination in an appetizer. These will very quickly become a family and guest favorite. Maybe don’t share, or you will be bringing these to every party from here until forever! These Cranberry Brie Bites (One Pan) and Cheesy Spinach Puffs (One Pan) also celebrate the greatness of puff pastry.

Stack of Chicken Puff Pastry with Partial Bite on One Puff

How To Make Chicken Puff Pastry Recipe From Scratch?

  1. Unroll puff pastry sheetsCut out 9 square pieces.
  2. Add filling- This includes shredded chicken, chicken and jalapenos.
  3. Cover puffs- By placing another square piece of puff pastry on top.
  4. Bake- Until golden brown.

Puff Pastry Chicken Filling

This filling is made from leftover Mexican shredded chicken with taco flavors. Simply heat oil in a pan, add onions and saute for 1-2 minutes, add broth and chicken breast, and then flavor with taco seasoning, salt, pepper. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink. Then shred it.

These are the measurements:

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Onion Finely chopped
  • 1 pound Chicken breast
  • 4 tbsp Taco seasoning
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 1/2 cup Water Or chicken broth

What To Serve With Chicken Parcels (Chicken Pastry Parcels)?

This is delicious on its own as an appetizer but you can also serve alongside dips such as Easy Queso Dip (One Pot) or Salsa Verde (Blender) . Some other dipping sauces are plain ketchup or sweet chili sauce.

It is also a fantastic side dish for soups. Try it alongside this Instant Pot Mexican Soup or this Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup (One Pot) or this Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup.

Stews, pot roasts and chilis are another nice accompaniment because they have a lot of liquid or broth that can be absorbed into the puffs. Try this Easy Beef Stew or this Easy Chili.

Leftover Shredded Chicken in Pastry on White Background

Variations For Puff Pastry Chicken Recipe

Try other cheese– Such as pepper jack, queso fresco, or chihuahua cheese.

Add herbs– Such as cilantro, chives, or Mexican spice basil.

Add other meat– Use leftover steak such as these Garlic Butter Steak Bites, or even pulled pork.

Add bacon– The crumbles add a lovely salty addition.

Add vegetables– Such as caramelized onions, corn, or roasted diced green peppers.

Make rolls or other shapes- Such as triangles, half-circles, or whole circles.

Make one big puff pastry– Do this instead of creating individual bites. Then, prior to serving, slice this large pastry.

Tips And Techniques For Chicken In Pastry

How do you use puff pastry? Use it as a flaky crust for desserts such as turnovers, for appetizers like this, or to hold savory or sweet fillings. The possibilities are almost endless.

Do you poke holes in puff pastry? No, do not do this because this releases all the steam and will cause the pastry to become flat. For this recipe, you want a puffy flaky crust.

Why is my puff pastry soggy? If you leave uncooked puff pastry out for too long before using it, the dough will become soggy because the butter will melt. Simply chill it in the fridge to solidify butter again. Another reason could be they were baked too close together and didn’t get a chance to evenly bake and air out. Furthermore, another reason is that the filling was heavily water-based and that excess liquid got absorbed into the pastry.

How do I know when the chicken puff pastry is done? They are typically done when they become golden brown on top and firm along the edges and they also rise and become “puffy.”

Adjust amount of jalapenos– Add more or less according to your liking. You can even leave them out completely if you don’t like them. Deseed them if you can’t handle the spice.

How many squares do I cut in total? There should be 18 (3x3inch) squares. This means 9 squares per sheet of pastry puff.

Make sure the edges are pressed together– Because this prevents the filling and cheese from oozing out from the sides during baking.

Do I thaw the puff pastry before cutting it? Yes, this is very important because if it’s not thawed, it would be rock solid and you can’t cut it and it will break if you try to put force.

Line baking trays with parchment paper– Because this prevents sticking and burning. Also, don’t use wax paper because that can catch fire in the oven.

Don’t over-fill- Because the filling can leak out during baking and make a mess.

Chicken Parcels on White Plate

Storage

Refrigerate– They taste best served immediately, but leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days. They will not be as crispy.

Freeze– This is not recommended because the pastry will become soggy upon thawing.

Reheat– In the toaster oven or stove for just a short time, watching to make sure it doesn’t burn. You can also reheat them in the microwave but it will not be as crispy.

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Stack of Chicken Puff Pastry on White Table
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One Pan Chicken Puff Pastry

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
 

Quick & easy chicken puff pastry recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pan in 30 minutes. Packed with cheese & shredded chicken.

Servings: 9 Puffs
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken appetizer, chicken puffs
Calories: 338 kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi

Ingredients

  • 1 package Puff pastry 2 sheets, Thawed
  • Leftover Mexican Shredded chicken
  • 1-2 Jalapenos Deseeded, Finely chopped, Optional
  • 1 cup Shredded cheese Mexican cheese blend

Instructions

  1. Unroll the two puff pastry sheets and cut out 9 square pieces (Dimensions: 3×3) on each sheet.

  2. Add a spoonful of shredded chicken on top of 9 squares.

  3. Sprinkle some jalapenos and shredded cheese on top of the chicken.

  4. Place another square piece of puff pastry on top and press the edges until the two pieces stick together.

  5. Place these puffs on a baking tray and bake at 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes or until they are golden brown on top and firm along the edges. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Tastes best when served immediately but leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days but they won’t be as crispy any more. 
Nutrition Facts
One Pan Chicken Puff Pastry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 214mg9%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 101IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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