Monday, January 30, 2012

Chicken Puff Pastry Pockets...

Did you all have a nice weekend?
It was a GREAT one for us here at Walking on Sunshine.
Seriously.

You have no idea how wonderful it is to live a normal life
and have a normal week followed by a normal weekend.
For the past 8 years we have lived the life of an ACTIVE DUTY family,
with my Colonel away all week, coming home 
late Friday night and leaving early Monday morning.

Not to mention the 2 years he spent down in Atlanta.
He was only supposed to be there 6 months.
He would fly home every few weeks for a few days. 

And then there were the trips to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Let's not even go THERE.

So for us to just have a normal week and a normal weekend may
seem boring to some people, but for us it's wonderful. 



A few weeks ago I posted that I was trying a new recipe
that I found here on Pinterest.

Chicken Puff Pastry Pockets... 


Ingredients:

1 box puff pastry (2 sheets)

1 8oz container Philadelphia Chive and Onion flavor Cream Cheese

1/2 C shredded mozzarella cheese

1 1/2 C cooked shredded chicken breast
1/3 C cooked crumbled bacon
3 Tbs finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1 egg
1 Tbs water

I only made enough to use ONE sheet of puff pastry.
AND I didn't have the sun-dried tomatoes.

Combine together the cream cheese, mozzarella cheese,
bacon and chicken and if YOU remember to purchase them, the sun-dried tomatoes...



Michael acting silly, this really is the only picture I have of the puff pastry.
Spread out your puff pastry...


Cut the pastry into squares, 6 square for the whole sheet.
Take a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture and place on the square...


Beat the egg with 1 Tablespoon of water together.
This is your "glue."
Spread the egg wash around the edges of the puff pastry and
fold over one end and press firmly to seal.
Use the back of a fork and make little crimps...


Brush your "pocket" with the egg wash, cut slits in the top and place on a baking tray...


Bake your pockets in a preheated 400 degree oven
for 12 to 15 minutes or until they are golden brown...


So delicious...


I served these with a tossed salad and it was a delicious meal.
The Colonel enjoyed them.
Michael preferred the Hot Pockets from the grocery store.
But he's 14 and doesn't know any better.


Enjoy your day!

16 comments:

  1. That looks delicious. And you son is cute! Glad he was there to help you. You make the best food.

    Now I know you are glad the hubby is home - but whatcha' sayin' bout' Atlanta???

    sandie

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  2. I'm with Michael and this they look wonderful! YUM!

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  3. I bet it is nice to have your hubby home, again...right where he belongs! You always share some of the best recipes...keep 'em coming!

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  4. Yum, this looks like another winning recipe! LOL at the Hot Pockets! He's a cutie!

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  5. Thanks for this recipe. So cute about your son's choice!!!

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  6. I love these...and my family does to, always a favorite treat! :D

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  7. Your recipe sounds good! Have to try it. Hope you are feeling better. Pat

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  8. Mmmmm~ those chicken pockets sound delicious! Looks like something my hubby would love.
    Glad you had a fabulous weekend.. "normal" is the way I like things too!

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  9. Now those look really good! I think we will enjoy those too.

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  10. I agree that normal is the best thing.
    Those sure do look yummy and I think hubs will enjoy them also.
    got to love 14yr old boys. Cute.
    Hugs

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  11. Hi Lois, glad you all enjoyed the weekend!
    The chicken pockets look sooooo good I'm going to have to make them soon!
    Best wishes
    Christine

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  12. I can't tell you how much I love popping by here and reading what you are having for dinner for some reason, haha...these chicken pockets look really yummy. I can just imagine the appreciation you have now for a simple week-end...so happy for you. I'll be back to tomorrow to see what's cooking! HUGS

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  13. We are enjoying our boring life too, Lois! ~ smile~ God is so faithful! I am amazed at how Michael has grown so much so fast. He is so handsome!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe, puff pastry so yummy!
    Enjoy your week.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  14. I love normal; it's seriously under-rated. Your supper looks great; I had a quick brunswick stew tonight. Not as tasty as yours but I did eat mean and vegs...smile.
    Please tell the Col. "thanks for serving"; I'm grateful.

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  15. The chicken pockets look amazing! I'm so making them. I am so excited you finally have a normal life! I do have to say thanks to you, your hubby and family for your sacrifice on my behalf!!

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