May 2, 2009

Kaytucky Chicken

I have a really fun recipe for you! And easy, too. It’s hardly any work; the oven does the work for you, but it’s a really fun and tasty way to serve chicken for a change. Serve with an Avocado & Fennel Salad, lots of skillet baked potatoes and a little Green Peppercorn Sauce, but that’s mainly because I’m seriously addicted to how the sauce tastes on potatoes.

This was absolutely delicious!


4 chicken fillets
4 frozen puff pastry sheets
4 oz cream cheese (the firm kind)
few rashes of bacon
flat-leaf parsley
1 spring onion
1 large egg


This is what we call ontbijtspek here. It’s kinda like bacon, only much salter. They come in small portions. I’ve cooked four thin slices and drained them on a paper towel. I’m not using too much, but feel free to add as much bacon as you like.

I’ve also chopped a spring onion with my cute orange baby Santoku.

And I’ve finely chopped a small handful of flat-leaf parsley. Gotta love the stuff. You can use any herb you like, though.

Add the spring onions, parsley, crumbled up bacon and a good pinch of pepper to 4 oz firm cream cheese; I’ve opted for low-fat cream cheese.

Mix it all up. Adding a little garlic, chili pepper and/or grated cheese also tastes great! Just go wild! Think of fun combinations.

Make a fairly deep cut in each chicken fillet. And spread 1/4 of the cream mixture in there.

My puff pastry sheets were fairly small, so I’ve used two for each chicken fillet. I kinda stuck them together, and flattened them a little with my dough pin.

Until I ended up with puff pastry looking like this.

Place the chicken on top of the puff pastry, with the cream cheese side down. Season the chicken with a generous amount of salt and pepper.

Beat a large egg, and brush a little on the edges of the puff pastry.

Just fold them until you end up with small packages. The egg will function as a glue. Lightly brush the top of the puff pastry with the egg as well.

Pop them in a preheated oven, and bake at 400F (200C) for 30 to 35 minutes.


These were so good. The flavors together just worked. Even the kiddo loved them, and that’s saying a lot these days.

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      This looks so good. I’m going to be making them tonight and I can’t wait. Thank you so much for this recipe. ^^

      I’ve read the other comments about them being soggy at the bottom. Just wondering if maybe they cooked them with the filling side placed on the bottom? Looking at your description you say to put the filling on the bottom when putting it together, but no filling side up when baking. I’m going to make sure the filling is facing up and see if they still come out soggy. I’m hoping not. Your photo of it looks SO GOOD. And how about maybe turning them half way through cooking? I’ll see as I go along. I’ll let you know though.

      Thanks again!

      Brenna on Jun 4, 2009 @ 12:30 pm Reply
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      They don’t really come out soggy, but well, the cream cheese will melt and drip all over (that’s why I place them filling side down on the baking sheet) so the pastry isn’t crispy on the inside. It does make sense when you think about it. The flavor is fantastic, though :)

      Kay on Jun 4, 2009 @ 12:41 pm Reply
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      Hi Kay,

      I had to come back and tell you how good this came out. I just finished eating and ended up not touching anything else I served with it. I couldn’t stop eating the chicken. haha

      I did end up cooking them filling side up. There was hardly any mess on the bottom of the baking sheet either. And when I cut the chicken I didn’t make slits on top but more of a pocket, making sure the filling was in there good.

      It reminded me of Chicken pot pie but with a much MUCH better taste to it. I loved the filling.
      Plus I didnt use the onions you had shown (you call them Spring Onions? Over here we know them as Scallions. At least that’s what they looked like to me). The regular onions gave it a nice, slight crunch to it.

      I really really love how this tasted. I’m definitely going to make it for company!

      Thanks again :)

      Brenna on Jun 5, 2009 @ 2:21 am Reply
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      I just cooked this for my family tonight, along with the Green Peppercorn Sauce as suggested. I just wanted to say thanks! It was delicious, and the whole family loved it…. even the kids! I did just use a regular Vidalia onion and a little green pepper. Did not have the special bacon here, so I just used regular bacon. Used a little lemon pepper to season the chicken as well. Also added a little garlic salt to the cream cheese filling. Thanks again! We will defiantly have this again.

      Janay on Jun 6, 2009 @ 3:07 am Reply
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      This looks so good, i’ll try it this weekend for my husband am pretty sure he’ll love it. Thanks

      MAA on Jul 3, 2009 @ 12:21 am Reply
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      I tried this recipe a few days back. It was excellent!!! Thanks for sharing!

      Natasha on Jul 23, 2009 @ 4:08 am Reply
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      I just cooked these and am now on the sofa… very satisfied and happy to have this in my recipe book! Thank you!!!

      Graeme on Aug 1, 2009 @ 10:33 pm Reply
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      making this tonight for me and my gf

      Callam on Sep 17, 2009 @ 4:09 pm Reply
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      I made this tonight for my boyfriend and I and they turned out awesome. I added some cayenne pepper and paprika, and of course extra bacon. The puffed pastry makes the chicken so moist and perfect; a great change from your basic breading. Thanks for the great recipe!

      Kaleigh on Oct 14, 2009 @ 3:35 am Reply
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      Wow this really looks great. I am so going to try this. I’ve put your blog on my RSS feed and am really enjoying your recipes. You take great pictures too, it makes the cooking process much easier.

      Henry on Nov 12, 2009 @ 1:46 pm Reply
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      Hi Love ur recipes – in this recipe can u please guide me how to make a puff pastry? pleaseeeeeeeeeeee

      Huma on Nov 17, 2009 @ 2:35 pm Reply
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      I made this a while back at my apartment, but now since I graduated from uni and am moving back home, I’m going to introduce my mom and her boyfriend to Kaytucky Chicken since its absolutely fab!! I can’t wait for dinner tonight! (I’ll be the chef at home for a while until I finally land a job so will be using a lot more of your recipes!) Thanks for all the great yummy ideas! Happy New Year to you and your fam!!! :D xxxx

      Rachy on Dec 30, 2009 @ 10:26 pm Reply
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      Came across your site by acident, not much of a cook but you inspired me to make this recipe. I live in Indiana but was born in Volendam. If the recipe works out maybe I will try my mothers old recipe for”Snert”
      Great site.

      Jacob on Jan 10, 2010 @ 10:12 pm Reply
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      Wow thanks! Looks like Chicken en Croute. Would go nice with some mushrooms in red wine reduction and some swede mash as well.

      wine online on Jan 27, 2010 @ 12:13 pm Reply
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      I made this the other night and it turned out amazing! I even used to the wrong ingredients (bought basic dough sheets vs. puff pastry sheets). I ran into some baking issues when using the wrong sheets, but it didn’t screw the recipe up enough to taste bad. The flavor was GREAT and I can’t wait to make it next with the right pastry sheets!

      Jennifer on Feb 24, 2010 @ 7:38 am Reply
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      All picture shots looks amazing. I can’t wait to try these chicken puff pastry this coming weekends.

      I’m so happy that I found this site!

      Arnold @ Filipino Recipe on Mar 10, 2010 @ 7:13 am Reply
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      Fantasic site, thanks for the info. keep up the good work. :)

      Salter Kitchen Scales on Mar 15, 2010 @ 1:55 pm Reply
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      LOL as you can see Kay I did not scroll down far enough, thats why I couldn’t see comments on Indian Style Yogurt Chicken duh! Anyway this sounds awesome! I am going to try minus the bacon and add some different spices. I’ll let you know how it turms out! Your blog is one of THE best food blogs I’ve come across. A new fav for me indeed!

      Wishing4One on Apr 23, 2010 @ 12:05 pm Reply
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      Once you try that chicken, you’re going to beg for more!

      Casas para venda on May 21, 2010 @ 6:06 pm Reply
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      Thanks for the recipie, it was lovely. Mine wasn’t as good as I couldn’t find the yummy looking bacon you had, and I used the pastry that comes in a packet (I know big mistake).
      Next time I’ll cook it with proper pastry as that will make the difference. The filling leaves such a nice after taste too, its very more-ish.

      mike from solar panels cost uk on Aug 1, 2010 @ 3:43 pm Reply
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      I made these last night and they were incredible. Everyone loved them. I even took my leftovers to a friends last night to have her try it. One of those was enough for over 6 people to sample, and she still had about a half of it left. They are huge!! Thanks for a new recipe to add to my large collection.

      Stacy on Nov 28, 2010 @ 7:33 pm Reply
    22. 22 sent me to your website and thanks to the great pictures and yummy ingredients, this is tonights dinner. I am really looking forward to trying this along with others on your website. Thank you!

      Melanie on Jan 24, 2011 @ 7:54 pm Reply
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      @Melanie: It was AMAZING!!!!

      Melanie on Jan 25, 2011 @ 2:19 am Reply

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