Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Deeeelissh!

On Sunday I made one of my favorite meals: Chicken Puff Pastry, which is essentially, ham, chicken, and swiss cheese all warm and melty together inside a fluffy sealed puff pastry package. Served with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy = Amazing!



Here is the recipe:

-1 Package of Puff Pastry Sheets
-4 Chicken Breasts
-1/2 lb. Black Forest Ham
-4 Slices of Domestic Swiss

1. First, you take the chicken breasts and pre-bake them in the oven with whatever seasonings you like. Then I take the chicken and chop it into 1inch or smaller pieces, dice the cheese into small bits, and cut the ham slices in half placing all of the ingredients into different bowls, creating an assembly line of sorts.

*Preheat Oven to 400*

2. Then sprinkle flour on the surface that you will be rolling out the puff pasty so that it doesn't stick. Then roll the sheet of puff pastry out until it almost doubles in size. Then take a pearing knife and cut the large sheet into four squares.

3. Now take some of the slices of ham and place then in the middle of the puff pastry square, then add some of the chopped pieces of chicken breast, followed by the small squares of diced up cheese, making sure the cheese is evenly spread out all over both meats.

4. Once the ingredients are in place on the puff pastry, take a basting brush and dip it in water. Then brush the edges of the puff pastry square with the water and bring all of the corners to the center and seal each edge to the edge next to it. (it is easiest if you do this one corner at a time)

5. Make sure that the puff pastry is completely sealed, and place packages on a greased cookie sheet. Because all of the ingredients are already cooked, all we need to do is warm the packages up in order to melt the cheese and turn the sheets of puff pastry into actual puffy pastry!

6. Place cookie sheets in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or until pastry is a light golden brown and flakey/fluffy looking.

7. Then take out, and Enjoy! Each sheet of puff pastry will yield 4 packages, totaling 8 packages for the entire recipe.


The great thing about this dish is that you can save the left over packages in foil and then reheat them in the oven and they are just as good the second time around! Well, now I'm hungry and off to eat lunch! :)

1 comment:

jen + ryan said...

thanks for leaving a comment! i'll be sure to keep in touch with you too! :)