Creamy Chicken in Puff Pastry

Before you get turned off from the beige on beige picture, let me tell you about this delectable dinner.

This is not what I started out to make. My original idea was to take chicken breasts, stuff them with a yummy cheese mixture and then completely wrap them in puff pastry sheets and bake them up. Well after I had split my chicken breasts and made my cheese filling, I opened my freezer only to find out that I had purchased Puff Pastry SHELLS and not SHEETS. Well shit. I stood there, cussin at the box of pastry shells and moved on. Now I had to go in a completely different direction with dinner. So I cubed the chicken and made my stuffing mixture into a sauce using some wine. And oh my gracious, let me tell you how FABULOUS this was.

Sure I got the standard, “ewww, I’m not eating that” from my kids to two completely cleaned plates from them!!!! Winner winner chicken dinner. YEAH!

CREAMY CHICKEN IN PUFF PASTRY SHELLS

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken boobs, cubed
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
8 oz light cream cheese, softened
6 basil leaves, finely chopped
1 oz(about 2 TBSP) sun dried tomatoes, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
3 slices bacon, cooked(crispy) then broken up
3 Tablespoon Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese, shredded
1/4 to 1/2 cup white wine

Cook your puff pastry shells according to package directions.
While your shells are baking, heat your Olive oil over medium heat.
Add the chicken to the pan and season with salt and pepper.
Cook until no longer pink. About 5-8 minutes
In a medium bowl mix together the cream cheese,basil,sun dried tomatoes,garlic,bacon,cheese and wine. Mix until smooth.
Slowly add it to the chicken. Mix with the chicken until no lumps remain.
Remove the middle part of the puff pastry and set aside per package directions.
Place chicken mixture into the hole in the pastry and put the little “hat” on the top of the chicken.

****This sauce would also be yummy over pasta or rice***

Comments

  1. 1
    Foodycat says:

    So cute! I haven't had a chicken vol au vent in years – and now I want one!

  2. 2
    Leslie M. says:

    You are adorable.. Hubby would love this.. I could so make this with Veggie Chicken if it was NOT so darned hot here in GA and I did NOT have my AC set on 85!!!! haha
    I am cold natured!
    YUM again!!!
    Your amazing!
    The other Les
    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

  3. 3

    This looks like it turned out wonderful, despite the mix up. Delicious!

  4. 4
    Chow and Chatter says:

    looks awesome its times like this when fab creations are made in the kitchen I just learned that next time I cook a yogurt cake it needs more time in the oven!!

    Rebecca

  5. 5

    I like my puff pastry in just about any form. Great use of the shells!

  6. 6
    Katrina says:

    I love that, "winner, winner, chicken dinner!"
    looks yummy to me–I LOVE puff pastry–sheets, shells, I don't care. :)

  7. 7

    No apologies needed, that yummy dish speaks for itself…I hope you are going to tell me that these are low cal and that I can eat the whole pan? I would…since you have to make sure they all taste the same…quality control :) yeah that's it!

  8. 8
    Kerstin says:

    I didn't even know they sell puff pastry shells – how cool. Looks delicious – I love all the ingredients in the sauce!

  9. 9

    I hate it when that happens! But it looks awesome to me and I think the little shells look cute :).

  10. 10
    ♥peachkins♥ says:

    it's cool!! and it looks yummy!

  11. 11
    Cristine says:

    That looks so yummy!!!

  12. 12
    Dhanggit says:

    I bet this puff pastry could enter my mouth wide open :-) sooo delicious!! thanks for the idea I always run out with chicken recipes!! kisses

  13. 13
    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    And aren't you happy you accidentally bought shells instead of sheets? ;)

  14. 14
    pigpigscorner says:

    I wish I can find the shells here! THey are so cute!

  15. 15

    These looks delicious! I am glad I am not the only one that cusses out food items!

  16. 16
    Prudence says:

    YUM girl! Looks so easy too!! I love puff pastry and am always trying to find something different to feed the gang!

  17. 17

    Ooh, I'd love a few of those :)
    I hope your children did not hear all the cussing LOL

  18. 18

    I am loving this recipe – it looks so creamy and delicious. I know my whole family would dig it.

  19. 19

    oh, i'm far from turned off–puff pastry is proof that god loves us. :)

  20. 20

    I know these chicken stew thingies aren't very sexy, with their hospitla-nude colours and all, but they are delicious! And packaging it up in a crispy puff pastry parcel is a great idea! Fun and satisfying dinner for sure!

  21. 21
    Rose @ Bite Me Kitchen says:

    That looks like quick & easy dinner! YUM!

  22. 22
    Bridgett says:

    I can just imagine how rich and tasty this is. I can feel my thighs spreading as I look at it! Who can resist puff pastry? yum.

  23. 23
    nora@ffr says:

    hmm i must try this soon. already craving!! sound delicious :)
    cheers!!

  24. 24

    it turned out great! Its like a pot pie~

  25. 25
    Veronica says:

    mmm…that chicken and sauce really would be yummy over some rice.

  26. 26

    These look great to me-wish I had some of these pastries for dinner this evening!

  27. 27
    Chef Fresco says:

    Ohhh yum!! Very beautiful presentation too!

  28. 28

    I love the feeling of turning a spoiled dinner into something fantastic. More times than not, I am derailed in the kitchen by a missing ingredient – but I'm always up for the challenge!

  29. 29
    Jennifer says:

    That looks and sounds amazing!!!! I love that – "winner winner chicken dinner" !!! :)

  30. 30

    I love when the kids are afraid to try one of my creations and then turn around and want seconds! This looks like an awesome "mistake".

  31. 31
    figtree says:

    Looks so yummy, my best creations evolve as I cook.Figtreeapps

  32. 32

    Love the photo!

  33. 33
    hot garlic says:

    Beige on beige, lol. And I must tell you that I just had this EXACT. SAME. THING. happened when I was in town -yet it was all on film! I was in town filming and wanted to make mushroom tartletts but the genius who does the shopping for the shoots bought the shells. Anyway, I sent my sous chef to the store but she came back with Phylo dough. Genius. What is the deal with no sheets??

    So I made my tarts with the shells that I then rolled out on camera and they did not turn out like I hoped. But hopefully the magic of the camera can turn it into the masterpiece it wasn't.

    And yeah, beige on beige regardless, they look amazing and delectable.

  34. 34

    OMG this looks fantastic! (I love beige food!) From the picture I was expecting bucketsful of heavy cream and am amazed that the filling isn't that unhealthy (the shell is a different story haha) – love the basil and sun-dried tomatoes and white wine! I have never even hear of puff pastry shells but it's a great idea! This would be a great dinner to serve to company too – the presentation is so pretty – and the 'hat' is adorable :)

  35. 35

    This looks fabulous. I love puff pastry in any form!

  36. 36

    Love it when something turns out so awesome – in spite of the original idea! LOL!

  37. 37
    Jenn@slim-shoppin says:

    Hi Lelsie! I am famous for not paying attention to what I buy. I either don't check the expiration date, or bring cheese home that has mold on it!

    I love how you improvised, and that your kids ate it!! Score!

  38. 38

    Looks really good. Fancy, too, if you were having guests.
    ~ingrid

  39. 39
    Mommy's Kitchen says:

    Very nice and yummy looking Leslie. Sometimes it is the unexpected things that turn out the best. Ü

  40. 40
    Donna-FFW says:

    Oh it sounds wonderful with the bacon, cheese, basil, sun dried tomaotes.. what the heck is not to like>>

  41. 41
    Janet English says:

    No no no, you should try chicken and onions cooked in a pressure cooker until it's so tender it falls apart. Use plenty of salt, nutmeg and coriander to season and to fill the pastry with.

  42. 42
    Carrian says:

    I'm not worried about the beige I think it looks creamy and delicious!!

  43. 43
    JennDZ - The Leftover Queen says:

    Looks great, Leslie! Sometimes these kitchen disasters turn into the best meals ever!

  44. 44

    Looks like you made a fabulous dinner in spite of everything! Way to go..looks great!

  45. 45
    Juliana says:

    Wow, these puffs look so yummie…great for entertaining…like the small portion of it.

  46. 46

    this look s like a great thing to do with my weekly Sams Rotisserie Chicken!

  47. 47

    This looks fantastic. I might have to try it….

  48. 48
    Anonymous says:

    Hi, I love your blog but am sorry to say I made this recipe last night and we thought it was very bland..the picture looks so much better than the actual taste..oh well..I'm sure you have many other great recipes to share.
    I will continue to enjoy your blog!

  49. 49

    **ANONYMOUS***
    thank you so much for your feedback. I always like to know how people feel about my recipes.
    I am sorry you thought this was bland.:( We actually thought it was bursting w/ flavor with all of those fabulous ingredients. Oh well, I guess I cant win them all:) We all have different taste buds. But again, I greatly appreciate your feedback whether it be good or bad.

  50. 50
    Danielle Sanniti says:

    I laughed so hard at the 'well shit' comment! SOOOO funny, I'm gonna use the sauce and chicken then layer on a puff pastry sheet with leeks and spinach and roll up to make a log type chicken dinner!

  51. 51

    ***Danielle***
    LOL..I often curse at my kitchen!!!!