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    Puff Pastry Chicken Pockets

    Puff Pastry Chicken Pockets. Photo by **Jubes**

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 10 mins

    40 mins

    30 mins

    Chef Buggsy Mate's Note:

    This is a nice savory chicken sandwich pocket that is full of flavor. It makes a great dish for a sit down dinner or when the guys come over to watch the big game.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 8

    Yield:

    pockets

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cut a lengthwise slit in every chicken breast to within a 1/2 inch of the the other side, open so they lay flat.
    2. 2
      Cover each chicken breast with plastic wrap; pound to 1/8 inch thickness. Remove plastic wrap and sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
    3. 3
      Stir half of the thyme into each carton of cream cheese and set aside.
    4. 4
      Place spinach leaves over chicken breasts.
    5. 5
      Spoon 2 Tbs. of the cream cheese mixture down the center of each chicken breast.
    6. 6
      Sprinkle the toasted pecans over the cream cheese and lightly press so that they stick.
    7. 7
      Roll up the chicken breasts to cover the filling and tuck in the ends.
    8. 8
      Unroll the puff pastry; cut into 8 even portions. Roll each into an 8-in.x7-in. rectangle.
    9. 9
      Combine egg and cold water; brush over edges of pastry.
    10. 10
      Place chicken at one short end; roll up tightly and tuck in ends as you go.
    11. 11
      Place pockets on a greased cookie sheet. Brush them with remaining egg and water mixture, and sprinkle with poppy seeds.
    12. 12
      Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 13, 2011

      55

      Reviewed for Aus/NZ Forum Recipe Swap June 2011- 5 stars from my husband and daughters for a delicious dinner. Easy to put together and could also be made in advance to be put in the oven at dinnertime. I used plain cream cheese that I added fresh herbs to and one sheet of frozen puff pastry (Australian) for each chicken breast roll. A nice filling for the centre. Baked at 190C. for about 40 minutes in my oven. Photos also being posted. Thanks for another great recipe Chef Buggsy Mate

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    • on March 30, 2011

      45

      My boys both raved these chicken pockets, especially the 10yo. I did like them but I think I'll cut the thyme back a bit next time as I found it a bit overpowering. I used chicken thighs instead of breasts, as that was what I had on hand. Tasty, fairly uncomplicated meal :). Thanks for posting CBM ! Made and enjoyed for PAC Spring 2011 :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Puff Pastry Chicken Pockets

    Serving Size: 1 (238 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 545.6
     
    Calories from Fat 293
    53%
    Total Fat 32.5 g
    50%
    Saturated Fat 7.2 g
    36%
    Cholesterol 98.7 mg
    32%
    Sodium 624.2 mg
    26%
    Total Carbohydrate 30.8 g
    10%
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    11%
    Sugars 0.9 g
    3%
    Protein 32.4 g
    64%

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    cream cheese with herbs

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