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Chicken in Puff Pastry Recipe

Chicken in Puff Pastry Recipe

You’ll never believe a dish this scrumptious, comforting and impressive-looking could be made with just five ingredients! It offers such an easy way to entertain friends. —Gina Hobbs, Tifton, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 chicken tenderloins
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/2 cup spreadable spinach and artichoke cream cheese
  • 4 slices Muenster cheese, halved
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • 1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll puff pastry into a 14-in. square. Cut into four squares.
  • 2. Spoon 2 tablespoons cream cheese into the center of each square; top with Muenster cheese and chicken.
  • 3. Whisk egg and water; lightly brush over edges. Bring opposite corners of pastry over each bundle; pinch seams to seal. Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet; brush with remaining egg mixture.
  • 4. Bake at 400° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 496 calories, 30g fat (12g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 571mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 5g fiber), 19g protein.

Reviews for Chicken in Puff Pastry

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IWantAPersonalChef User ID: 2571472 211858
Reviewed May. 2, 2012

"I haven't made this you cook the chicken first or put it in raw?"

AmyMarch User ID: 365566 130188
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012

"We loved this recipe! As with some of the others, I changed the filling a bit. I had some spinach dip in the fridge, so for the filling, I stirred some spinach dip into cream cheese. The crunch from the waterchestnuts in the spinach dip really gave the bundles a great texture, which was a hit with my friends. This recipe is a definite keeper that is so easy to change up, depending on what you have in your fridge."

srlegalsec User ID: 1552411 174594
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012

"question? are chicken tenderloins the same as maybe cut up breasts? and can you use crescent rolls instead of puff pastry? and who makes the spinach and artichoke cream cheese spread?"

zilki User ID: 6349590 174235
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"We love these! Have made them several times. I use different cream cheeses sometimes, but they are always very yummy!"

jensweetser User ID: 4168486 211857
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"I made this recipe tonight using 2 chicken tenders per bundle and garden vegetable reduced fat cream cheese. My husband and I both agree that it's a "make again!" Next time I may try a different kind of cream cheese (chive and onion) or marinated chicken breast tenders."

jicook13 User ID: 5843439 189729
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"i made these for some girlfriends for lunch and they all loved them, I could not find the spinach and artichoke cream cheese, so i used a spinach and artichoke garlic alfredo spread that i found in the frozen food section"

jaxwilso8 User ID: 5411330 190772
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011


aug2295 User ID: 4631582 112282
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"Just a question: do you cook the chicken beforehand or bake it in the pastry?"

JamieNoel User ID: 5071215 147528
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"This is my favorite card in the recipe box! I lost it and went crazy searching for it online until I found it. You should definately try it."

armstrongcook User ID: 3557046 174234
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2010

"I have made this recipe several times for guests and they love it! It's delicious, easy and wonderful to present."

danapeanut User ID: 5284899 179016
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2010

"It worked so well... we used a different type of cheese spread instead of the cream cheese and it was a huge hit!!"

equestsarah81 User ID: 5110682 191817
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2010

"These were VERY yummy just as the receipe is! I would certainly makes these again and they didn't take long to make at all!"

yooperwannabe User ID: 1708467 174182
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2010

"I just got my June/July '10 issue of S&D a few days ago and had to go buy the ingredients to try this. It is excellent and I will definitely make it again. It is really creamy and has a wonderful flavor. The muenster cheese and spinach/artichoke flavors meld together very nicely. I was going to use swiss cheese instead, but I'm glad that I stuck to the recipe. This one is a keeper."

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