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Chicken en croûte

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4
From Something for the Weekend
These individual puff pastry parcels make an impressive dinner party dish. Serve with buttery mashed potato and a tomato relish.


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

  2. Mix the mozzarella, basil and sun-blush tomatoes together in a bowl.

  3. Cut a pocket in each of the chicken breasts and stuff with the mozzarella mixture.

  4. Place a stuffed chicken breast into the middle of each square of puff pastry and roll up into parcels.

  5. Brush each parcel with the beaten egg and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until risen and golden-brown.


  • 225g/8oz buffalo mozzarella, chopped
  • 12 fresh basil leaves, shredded
  • 20 sun-blush tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 x chicken breasts
  • 4 pieces puff pastry, 15cm/6in square, 3mm/â…›in thick
  • 1 egg, beaten

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