Bake an impressive dish without the fuss.
Amy Richardson with Great Taste Buds shares her
recipe for roasted chicken and sage puff pastry
with a cranberry walnut pesto sauce.
1 Roasted chicken cut into large pieces
4 tbsp. Butter
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/3 cup flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cup sour cream
2 carrots, peeled, diced, and blanched
1 cup petite peas
2 tbsp. minced fresh parsley
In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add
onions and cook, covered, for about 7-8 minutes, stirring
occasionally. Stir in flour and cook for about a minute. Add
milk, broth. Cook, stirring until mixture is bubbly and
thick. Stir in sour cream, blend. Add chicken, carrots, peas,
and parsley. Set aside.
1 sheet puff pastry, slightly thawed
Fresh sage, finely snipped
1 tbsp. water
lightly beaten together
On a lightly floured board, roll pastry into an even
square. Sprinkle lightly with sage and black pepper. Fold
pastry in half, and then fold in half again to make a
square. Roll to a large square, adding as little flour as
possible. Dust with additional sage and pepper, pressing
herbs mixture into the dough, by additional rolling over
Cut into 4 even squares, or leave it as one piece if making
a large pot pie.
Pour chicken mixture evenly into four ramekins or into a
large baking dish. Brush top edge of baking dish with egg
wash. Place pastry over chicken mixture pressing down to
seal, or turn crust under and press. Brush tops with
remaining egg wash. Cut three vents, and lightly sprinkle
with sea salt. Place on a baking sheet.
Bake at 375 For 30-40 minutes or until crust is golden
brown and filling is bubbling. Remove from oven to cool.
Wait 10 minutes to serve. Garnish with fresh Sage and
Cranberry Walnut Pesto.*
Cranberry Walnut Pesto
1 cup dried cranberries
3 tbsp. walnuts
3 tbsp. olive oil
3 tbsp. orange juice
2 tbsp. lemon juice
Orange zest to taste
Place all ingredients into a small food processor, and pulse
until it forms desired consistency.
Find more of Amy’s recipes and fun food ideas at greattastebuds.com.