Chicken Puff Pastry

Happy Ramadan to all my friends and readers!

Ramadan the holiest month of the Islamic calendar is a month of fasting, charity giving , self analysis and introspection. During this month, Muslims across the world fast from dawn to dusk. After partaking the pre-dawn meal called Suhoor or Sehri,they abstain from eating or drinking till dusk.Apart from food and drink, Muslims refrain from sinful behavior like gossiping,back-biting,fighting,lying or cursing which negates the reward of fasting. The day long fast is broken after sunset with a date and a sip of water as was the tradition of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). This is called Iftar. After the sunset prayers a more elaborate meal is shared with family and friends.

Muslim women besides fasting,praying and their daily routine make delicious treats for Iftar and Suhoor for their families. Most of them would agree that preparing these special dishes is easier than actually deciding what to make.

Chicken puff pastry is a delicious and filling snack which can be easily made for Iftar. The pastry is light,flaky and crunchy with a creamy chicken filling. I have not used cheese or cream in the filling to cut the calories. The filling can be made in advance. Actually this filling is versatile and can be used in different ways. You can make a chicken roll with tortillas, use it as a taco filling,pie filling,sandwich or shawarma filling. You can add cheese/corn kernels/bell pepper to add a crunch to the dish.

 Recipe: Chicken Puff Pastry

Step 1

  • 250 g boneless chicken boiled and shredded

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am not a fan of frozen meat.Nothing beats the taste of fresh tender chicken straight from the butchers. I discovered this online store FishandMeat which supplies fresh fish and meat straight from the butcher’s table right to your doorstep in and around Hyderabad..They have quite a variety of fish and meat with different cuts. I was really impressed with their prompt delivery and packing standards. The chicken was clean,looked tender and juicy.It made a lot of difference to the final taste of the dish.

Method:Boil 250 g boneless chicken with a cup of water and a dash of salt and ginger garlic paste.Shred it and keep it aside.

Step 2

  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • salt to taste
  • pepper powder
  • Piri Piri seasoning
  • 1/2-1 cup of milk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Method:

  1. In a wok, melt butter and add the onions. Saute them till they are transparent.
  2. Add flour and mix well. Add all the seasonings. If you don’t have Piri Piri, try paprika and mixed Italian herb seasoning.
  3. Saute further and add milk to make a thick consistency.
  4. Add the shredded chicken and take off heat.

Step 3

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry(home made or store bought)
  • 1 egg whisked with a teaspoon of water

Method:

  1. Spread out the thawed puff pastry sheet. And cut different shapes with a cookie cutter. Each puff needs 3 layers. So if you are making a heart shaped puff you will need to cut out 3 hearts from the sheet.
  2. Preheat the oven at 200ºC /392ºF.
  3. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil and brush lightly with oil.
  4. Place one heart/roundel on the sheet.
  5. Brush it with the egg.
  6. Place some filling on it.
  7. Put another layer of heart/roundel,press the corners lightly and give it an egg wash.
  8. Place the third layer,press it lightly and brush it again with egg.
  9. Make all the other puffs in a similar fashion.
  10. Make sure the pastry is still a bit cold. It will ensure that it rises well.
  11. Put the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or till golden brown and done.
  12. Serve hot and enjoy this flaky creamy delicious pastry with your loved ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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44 Comments Add yours

  1. Perfect for Ramzaan.. I am so ready to make these. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks for stopping by Zeba. Please do try it. I am sure it will be a hit in your home.

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  2. Happy Ramadan my friend. Lovely recipe and so nice to see you.xxx

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Sheh!! It is so nice to see you too. Hope you had a lovely weekend.

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  3. Ramadan Kareem 🙏🏻 love your little puffs!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Elaine! Your wishes mean a lot to me😊

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  4. Neha says:

    Anything chicken just bring it here

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    1. skd says:

      Sure! Let’s party😀

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  5. Shaheen Khan says:

    Looks delicious… Inshaallah will try it!

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    1. skd says:

      Please do. inshaaAllah you will like it.

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  6. Sophie says:

    A jobb really well done! Yummm!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Sophie👍🏻

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  7. Jhuls says:

    I am feeling hungry now!! Ramadan Mubarak again to you, Ana. x

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you for the kind comment Jhuls. I will make it healthier for you if you join me for iftar😊

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      1. Jhuls says:

        That’s great! 😀 Thank you! x

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  8. Now I really want chicken 😀 Ramadhan Mubarak!

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    1. skd says:

      Haha! Thank you. I would love to share my dish with an amazing poet👌😊

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      1. 😀 aww thank you…and you’re welcome!

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  9. Aquileana says:

    I love this recipe dear SKD … I barely eat red meat, so as you might have guessed I love chicken and fish… So I can already tell you, I´d like this dish… sounds (and looks ) marvelous! 😉 Thank you for sharing…. wishing you a great week & sending love!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear Aqui. Your appreciation means a lot to me.
      Love and hugs to you too💖

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  10. Awesome! This looks delicious, and the post was very informative! Thank you!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Nell!

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  11. Ramadaan Kareem to you too my friend. Them pies look so scrumptious. I too have a similar recipe, and will be sharing it during the course of the Month.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Marsay. It is nice to hear from you. I will look forward to seeing your version of the recipe. Happy Ramadan once again and please do keep visiting.

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  12. Sandhya says:

    Wishing you a Happy Ramadan, Anna! What a delicious dish for Iftar! The heart shaped ones are super cute.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Sandhya! I wasn’t sure they would retain their shape when they puff up. But surprisingly they did.
      ❤️❤️
      Hugs and Regards

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  13. Anna, you cannot believe how much I am drooling over this! And hope your Ramadan was lovely!

    Mollie

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Mollie! Your comment made my day. They were incredibly delicious when they came hot out of the oven. It was difficult after I gave my family a couple of them, to keep their hands off till I took pictures. Ramadan will extend for another 25 days or so. Thanks again for your kind wishes.

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  14. Neethu says:

    Yummy I loved this one….I can imagine biting into one.. soo moist and juicy 😋😋😋😋

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    1. skd says:

      Yeah and light and flaky too. It wasn’t heavy like the bakery puffs. Thanks Neethu. Hugs to Rhea😘

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  15. It’s been a long time since I’ve had some delicious chicken puffs! I loved the heart shaped ones you made 🙂 Lovely recipe.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind feedback😊💖

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  16. sathwika says:

    Awesome recipe!….

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  17. I simply love these Ana !! Thank you for reminding to make these

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    1. skd says:

      Please do Trupti.I would love to see your version😊💖

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  18. Navneet Kaur says:

    Love Puff Pastry and this looks amazing. Thanks for sharing:)

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Navneet😊👍🏻

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  19. Arl's World says:

    Oh my! What wonderfully delicious pastries! And so pretty, love the heart shape ones! These are something I would really enjoy, wonder if I could make them …I should give it a shot. Thanks for sharing Ana, and Happy Ramadan to you my friend. 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Arl! Your appreciation means a lot to me and my blog. And of course you can make them. You must give it a shot.Thanks again for your lovely wishes. Please do keep visiting😊

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  20. Molly says:

    Hey! I siplmy would like to give a huge thumbs up for the nice info you may have here on this post. I will likely be coming again to your weblog for more soon.

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  22. You’ve got a plenty of delicious recipes! These pastries look so yummy ma sha Allah, and I sadly missed the whole year even Ramadan)

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much.JazakAllah khair. I know it happens so many times when we get real busy. I love all the lovely recipes from your blog too. Hope to see you often now😊👍🏻

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