Nancy's Chicken in Puff Pastry Recipe -
Nancy's Chicken in Puff Pastry Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Nancy's Chicken in Puff Pastry

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"Chicken breasts with herbed cream cheese, wrapped in puff pastry and baked. A very easy but delicious dish, good for company! This recipe is derived from a dish my mother-in-law makes."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper, and place in hot oil; cook for 5 minutes, turning to brown evenly. Remove skillet from heat.
  3. Roll out pastry shells as thinly as possible so that it is big enough to fit around a chicken breast. Spread 2 ounces of cream cheese on one chicken breast, place in the center of a pastry sheet; fold the pastry around the chicken, and pinch the pastry edges together very tightly to seal. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Place the pastry-wrapped chicken breasts on a greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 12, 2007

Easy. However, I cooked the chicken completely before "stuffing the pastry" and the pastry is what needed the extra cooking time, no less than 15 minutes, but probably more. I added mushrooms, Yummy! Overall good, not quite a 5, but very good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 18, 2007

This dish sounded like a nice recipe for a quiet, romantic dinner. Unfortunately, 12-15 minutes isn't even close to long enough to cook the chicken breasts. Even after browning, when they're wrapped in the pastry they take a good 40 minutes to cook through. Everything else was cold by the time they were done - not to mention they were somewhat flavorless. A let down.

Jul 03, 2007

Based on previous reviews, I baked longer (30 min)- at a lower temp (375) and it was excellent.

Aug 04, 2006

I followed the recipe except I cut the chicken in smaller pieces and the puff pastry in smaller squares. Then I brought the corners together and pinched the sides together. I told my chidren we were having "chicken donuts" for diner and they loved them LOL!!

May 23, 2007

My husband and I really enjoyed this dish. I served it with Mushroom Rice from this site. I saved a little extra shallots, minced garlic and mushrooms from that recipe for the chicken. I cooked the garlic an shallots briefly and then added the chicken on top. Just as the chicken was finishing, I threw in the mushrooms. I used the mushrooms to make a bed for the chicken on the puff pastry and then added cream cheese with fine herbs. FANTASTIC MEAN! Thanks for sharing.

Oct 10, 2006

Stuffed chicken with spinich and cream cheese mixture. My family just loved it. Will make this again. Thank you.

Dec 17, 2005

Yummy... I did a variation and made these into little appetizer squares... they were delicious and very easy to make... everyone wanted the recipe!

Jan 14, 2006

Soooo good!! I topped mine with heated cream of chicken soup, which really finished it off nicely.


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  • Calories
  • 540 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.4 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 119 mg
  • 40%
  • Fat
  • 37.8 g
  • 58%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 33.4 g
  • 67%
  • Sodium
  • 557 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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