Spicy Chicken Patties

Patties take my back to my childhood summer holidays and those good old days with my cousins when we used to buy these from a nearby bakery, every single day. A good chunk of our little pocket moneis used to be reserved for these Patties

I have been missing home and my family for quite sometime now and decided to take a trip down the memory lane. So without any ado, I baked these beautiful chicken patties with my favorite @tenderflakepie Puff pastry stuffed with a Spicy, Flavourful Chicken Masala served with a side of Yogurt Mint Dip!

Let’s dive into making these delicious chicken parcels. Makes 3-4 parcels

For the filling you’ll need:

2 tbsp ghee – use as required

2 tbsp oil

1 medium chicken breast/ 2 chicken thighs boneless – cut into small chunks

1 tsp each of salt, pepper, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric, red chilli powder and chicken masala – adjust as per taste

1 medium yellow onion finely chopped

3 cloves of minced garlic

2 tbsp tomato paste

1 tbsp table cream

For the pastry you’ll need:

Puff pastry sheets – I use the ones from Tenderflake – you can find these in the freezer section of you grocery store

1 tbsp melted butter/Eggwash

1 tsp sesame seeds – options

Instructions:

To make the filling let’s start by marinating the chicken chunks in 1/2 tsp each of salt and the spices for atleast 30 mins

In a pan, on medium heat, add 2 tbsp oil/ghee. Once hot add the onion and minced garlic. Add ½ tsp salt. Sautee till the onion turns tender and golden

Now add the spices and cook for another minute till the mixture gets aromatic

Add the tomato paste and ¼th cup hot water and cover cook on low for 3-4 mins and then remove from the heat. Set aside

In another pan/griddle, add 2 tbsp oil on medium high heat and cook the marinated chicken chunks, regularly flipping over

Add the cooked chicken chunks in the thick gravy base, along with its resting juices and add 1 tbsp cream, mix well. Remember this mixing is happening off flame as we want to avoid over cooking the chicken. Cool completely

Chicken Filling

Now let’s prep our pastry sheets and preheat the oven to 350F

On a working surface, roll out your puff pastry into a square using a rolling pin. If you have the pre-rolled out ones, you can skip the rolling process

Divide your pastry sheet into 3 equal portions and then halve each portion into two

Rolled out puff pastry

Now using a spoon add the chicken filling in the middle of the sheet, leaving atleast 1 inch on the border. Cover it with another sheet and press close the sides using a fork

Repeat for all pastries

Place them on a lined baking tray and refrigerate for 10 mins

After 10 mins, brush the top with melted butter/eggwash and pat over the sesame seeds

Bake in the oven for 20-22 mins and then broil for 1-2 mins for that perfectly golden crust

Enjoy as a side or as an evening snack. You can also use a chicken mince filling even some egg filling can also be really fun!

If you end up trying these do tag us on our insta handle @the.kari.tales

Published by thekaritales

Self taught homecook, foodstylist, recipe developer, foodie, explorer and a media professional

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