Friday, February 24, 2012

Kaytucky Chicken

Here's another post that's been sitting on my computer for awhile. I made this before Christmas!

It's called Kaytucky Chicken and it can be found on Kayotic Kitchen. I am always looking for new chicken recipes, so I decided to give it a whirl.

I mixed up the filling

Stuffed it in the chicken

Wrapped them up and baked them

Finished Product

The Verdict: It was alright. I don't fault the recipe for it not being better, I think it was more my fault. I didn't give the dough enough time to defrost so I tried to defrost in the microwave. That made it super hard to work for, so I wound up with tons of pastry around each piece of chicken. Also, I bought large chicken breasts in order to have room to stuff, but I think it ruined the chicken to filling ratio (too much chicken).

Things to Consider: I think I would attempt this again (although to be honest I haven't even thought about that in the 2 months since I tried it the first time). I would use smaller breasts though, and perhaps just wrap them around/fold them over the filling, Then wrap the whole thing in puff pastry (that's properly defrosted). I liked the flavors together, and the whole thing had potential, I just need to perfect my methods.

Kaytucky Chicken
From Kayotic Kitchen - she has some great pics of each step as well!

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
  • Cook up your bacon (I used pre-cooked to save some time).
  • Chop up spring onion and parsley.
  • Add the spring onions, parsley, crumbled up bacon and a good pinch of pepper to 4 oz firm cream cheese.
  • Mix it all up. Adding a little garlic, chili pepper and/or grated cheese also tastes great!
  • Make a fairly deep cut in each chicken fillet. And spread 1/4 of the cream mixture in there.
  • 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.


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