Love birds - chicken in pastry

Love birds - chicken in pastry

Love birds - chicken in pastry

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Serves: 8
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients Tick boxes to send shopping list to email

Method

Love birds - chicken in pastry

1) Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.

2) Season the chicken with salt, pepper and rosemary. Cut each piece of chicken in half across the breast giving you 8 equal portions.

3) Heat the oil in a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Lightly brown the chicken on both sides, 5 minutes total. Remove from heat.

4) Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut pastry into 8 pieces. Place a piece of cheese on each pastry square and top with spoonfuls of fig preserves and the chicken pieces. Pinch and seal the dough up and over the meat and cheese, seal with egg wash, flip the pastry packets over and brush the tops with remaining egg wash. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until golden.

5) For entree portions, simply leave chicken breast whole and cut the pastry into quarters. Trim off excess dough and use it to decorate the pastry with small cut outs such as heart shapes.