A Chicken Pastel Recipe to Serve at Reunions
Savory pies are not a huge part of Filipino cuisine, but there’s always room in there for chicken pastel! This classic dish features a hearty mix of chicken, chorizo, potatoes, carrots, and peas in a warm, creamy sauce. All of that is tucked under a golden, buttery, and flaky crust to make an awe-inspiring masterpiece. It’s the perfect potluck dish to bring to reunions if you want to show off your cooking skills.
In reality, this chicken pastel recipe is effortless to cook. It requires minimal prep and zero technical baking skills. No need to make the crust yourself; just source pre-made puff pastry, and you’re good to go. Ready to learn how to cook chicken pastel?
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- 1 tbsp chopped onion
- 1 tbsp chopped garlic
- 1 pc chicken breast, diced
- 2 pcs chorizo, diced
- 1/2 pc carrot, diced
- 1 pc potato, diced
- 1 (33-g) Knorr Ginataang Gulay Recipe Mix, prepared according to package directions
- 1/2 cup green peas
- 1 tsp chopped fresh oregano
- 1 cup spinach (optional)
- 1 cup all-purpose cream
- 1 pc egg, beaten
- 1 pack puff pastry, rolled into a ½-inch-thick sheet
You can add twists to create a signature chicken pastel for your holiday parties. For example, you can include mushrooms, sausages, and cheese in the filling. It’s super easy to change up your chicken pastel ingredients. You can use leftover roast chicken or even inasal for a Pinoy flair or replace the veggies with kamote, sayote, or malunggay. Why not surprise party guests with a chicken pastel with cream of mushroom? They’ll never know how little effort it needed to make!