Chicken Puffs

Chicken Puffs

Ingredients (For 12 chicken puffs)

Puff pastry sheets – 2 (Makes 12 puffs)

Egg white – Of 1 egg

For the filling

1. Chicken – 2 breast fillets (You can also use chicken thighs, bone-in chicken, or left-over chicken)

    Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

    Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

    Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

    Salt – To taste

2. Onion – 1 small, finely chopped

    Ginger-garlic paste – 1.5 tbsp

    Tomato – 1 medium, chopped

    Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

    Chilly powder – 1/2  tsp

    Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

    Coriander powder – 2 tsp

    Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp

   Fennel powder – 1/2 tsp

   Coriander leaves / curry leaves – 2 tbsp, finely chopped

3. Salt – To taste

4. Oil – 1 tbsp


1. Cut the chicken breast into small pieces. Combine them with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp chilly powder, 1/2 tsp pepper powder, little water and enough salt. Cook in a pan or pressure cooker for 1 – 2 whistles. Cool down. Mince them in a mixer. (If you are using left-over chicken roast/fry, just mince them in a mixer and follow the recipe below. If it is curried chicken, remove the bones and tear the flesh with your fingers. You can use the gravy also but make sure to saute it until dry).

2. Heat oil in a pan. Add ginger-garlic paste and chopped onion. Saute until lightly browned.  Bring down the heat and add the masala powders. Saute for a few seconds and add the chopped tomato. Cook for 1 – 2 minutes. Add the minced chicken and chopped coriander leaves/ curry leaves. Stir-fry for a few minutes. Sprinkle a little water if it is very dry. Switch off. Set aside.

3. Thaw the puff pastry sheets as instructed in the package. I used pepperidge farm puff pastry sheets. Each packet has 2 puff pastry sheets. You can make 6 puffs from each sheet. Cut the puff pastry sheet into desired shape. Fill 1-1.5 tbsp of the chicken filling. Line the edges with a little water and seal the puffs or press a fork into the edges. Arrange the prepared puffs on a baking sheet lined with foil/ aluminium paper or greased with oil. Lightly beat the egg white and brush on top of the filled puff pastries. Preheat the oven to 400 F and bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until the chicken puffs turns golden brown on top.




You can use the left-over chicken filling to make delicious chicken cutlets. Combine them with boiled mashed potatoes and little salt. Cook for a few minutes until it gets dry( if the mixture is moist) or you can add some bread crumbs/maida instead. Shape into balls and flatten them. Dip in egg white and then in bread crumbs. Shallow fry in oil. I made 6 puffs,  so for the remaining chicken filling, I used 3 medium-small potatoes. It yielded around 15 cutlets.


  1. looks perfect dear…yum

  2. Looks delicious !

  3. chicken puffs adipoli..

  4. Looks so delicious…just YUM!

  5. Kandittu kodi sahikunilla….simply delicious and my favorite comfort food!

  6. looks delicious and irresistible…my fav anytime..:)

  7. Those puffs looks super delicious and my all time favourite..

  8. Kandittu kothiyavunnu,adipoli

  9. i always freeze some for a rainy stash is over, need 2 make some soon

  10. Irresistible looking puffs dear. Must have tasted excellent.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  11. Nisha Bipin says:

    dear yummy o yummy..
    chicken puffs is my hubby’s fav ..
    and he relishes the memories of having it from local bakery in his home town..and i was not sure how to make it in our kerala style ..thanks a ton dears..
    im gonna try it ..
    btw im a huge fan of ur blog -: the pics,the lay out,etc.etc ..:)

  12. Yummy and tempting chicken puffs.

  13. puffs kaanumbol eppolum nostalgia aanu :) I ve made this a couple of times.. Pakshe photo edukkan ulla patience orikkalum undaavilla :)

  14. Kidulam..ok undan kurachu parcel cheyyumo??:-P

  15. Oh my gosh, you got me craving for some puffs now. They look very pretty and inviting.

  16. Wow looks totally tempting…crispy n perfect as teatime snack

  17. Perfect for a high tea party!!!! Looks perfect :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  18. love your perfection dear…yummy n delicious version..:P

    Tasty Appetite

  19. yummy yummy on my tummy ! eniku vishakuneee :)

  20. I too have made this.. but i never got to have the look u guys have got.. Kya baat hai!!Yaar u guys are pro!!Nice clicks as always..Maya plan a visit 2 MN……

  21. looks delicious dear..very it..

  22. Looks delicious …n yum …I can’t stop drooling

  23. oh my my looks awesome maya, enteyum fav anu puffs be it egg or chicken or veg…

  24. looks delicious…
    from where did you buy this Puff pastry sheets in US?

  25. Biji,

    I bought it from Fred Meyer. I guess you can find it in the frozen section of any super-market.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Hi Yummy Team

    what is the use of egg white ??
    you havent mentioned that in the recipe

  27. Anonymous,

    Sorry I forgot to mention that. Egg white is used in order to give it a nice glaze. I have updated the recipe :). Thanks!

  28. Yummy!!! I love these chicken puffs!

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