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Recipe Card

Chicken and Tomato Parcels

Ingredients

  • 24 Jus-Rol™ Puff Pastry Squares 127mm, thawed
  • Beaten egg to glaze
  • 350 g Onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 650 g Chicken meat, diced
  • 2 x 400 g cans chopped tomatoes, one to be drained
  • 3 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 275 g Potato, peeled and diced
  • Salt and Pepper, plus chopped herbs if desired, thyme, sage or basil to give a little extra flavour

Equipment required

  • Pastry Brush
  • Rolling Pin
  • Baking tray
  • Sharp knife
  • Large pan

Techniques used

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7
  2. Gently sauté the onions in the oil in a large pan, then add the chicken and cook, stirring, until all sides browned or lightly coloured.
  3. Stir in contents of the cans of tomatoes (one can be drained, use flesh only), potato and seasonings, bring to boil then gently simmer, stirring occasionally, for 18-20 minutes until sauce thickened. Allow mixture to cool.
  4. To assemble parcel, take one thawed pastry square and place 60g cooled filling in centre. Brush edges with beaten egg then bring in the four corners to meet over the filling. Press edges together to seal and gently knock up along seams. Don’t worry if the centre is not entirely sealed as the finished parcel will open slightly to reveal the filling.
  5. Brush tops with beaten egg and continue with all remaining ingredients. Bake for approx. 15 minutes until pastry risen and golden brown. Serve hot with vegetables or salad.

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