Chicken, Fontina and Walnuts
Encased in Puff Pastry with a
Basil Cream Sauce

Foodbuzz is hosting a weekly collection of 9 convenient recipes your family will love called "Family Bites". From lunch to dinner, and healthy snacks in between, your family will find these recipes wonderful to have on hand for quick and easy preparations to satisfy your family. This week Foodbuzz is Featuring Dalla Mia Cucina. What was so fun about this challenge was the opportunity to use the Paul Newman's products to create some of these recipes like this Chicken recipe encased in Puff Pastry. The cream sauce base was made by starting with Newman's Own Alfredo Pasta Sauce. I was so pleased with the freshness and flavor of this product and I think you will be too.

Chicken, Fontina and Walnuts Encased in Puff Pastry
with a Basil Cream Sauce

These chicken puffs make a wonderful Luncheon entrée that will sure to please your guests!

Chicken, Fontina cheese, walnuts, puff pastry and Newman's Own Alfredo Pasta Sauce

Prep Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 – 15 minutes
Servings: 5--7

2 Cups Chicken cooked and shredded
1 Sheet Puff Pastry (frozen is fine)
15 ~ 1/4 inch slices Fontina Cheese
3/4 Cups Chopped Walnuts
2 Cups Basil Cream Sauce (see below)
Egg Wash ~ 1 Egg yolk mixed with 3 Tbs. Milk

Cream Sauce
Newman's Own Alfredo Pasta Sauce
1/2 Cup Fresh Basil chiffonade

Cream Sauce Preparation
Preheat your oven to 400°
Heat in a pot the Newman's Own Alfredo Pasta Sauce.
Add the sliced basil chiffonade. Set sauce aside.

1. Dust your work surface with a light sprinkling of flour. Lay your Pastry dough on a work surface and lightly roll it out. You should be able to get 15 squares from your pastry by cutting them into 3 by 5 inch squares.
2. Place a spoon full of chicken on each square topped with some sauce, a piece of fontina cheese and a couple of walnuts. Moisten the edges with some of the egg wash.
3. Fold the dough up over the ingredients. Make sure your last edge has enough egg wash on it for a good seal.
4. Egg wash the tops of the puffs and place in 400° pre heated oven, bake for 12 - 15 minutes.
5. Pour some of the extra sauce in serving bowls.
Place 2 -3 chicken puff in each bowl and serve immediately. Enjoy!!

To see some more of my featured recipes, check out Foodbuzz' "Family Bites" link here.

Buon Appetito!


CookingwithColey said...

This looks absolutely delicious! The photo especially - should be featured in Bon Appetit!

Bellini Valli said...

There is so much comfort in this one dish.

5 Star Foodie said...

This sounds so delicious with puff pastry, fontina and the creamy basil sauce! Congrats on Foodbuzz feature! On my way to check out the rest of our recipes!

The Duo Dishes said...

Congrats on your feature! You really stretched the use of the product here.

Cynthia said...

Laurie, you are killing me pleasurably with all these amazing pastry posts!

Marcellina said...

Congratulations on your feature! Puff pastry,walnuts, chicken, cream basil sauce - what's there not to love!

Lori Lynn said...

My oh my does that look delicious!

Foodbuzz couldn't have picked a better chef than you for Family Bites. Congratulations.

The Food Hunter said...

Oh Yes!!! that looks amazing.