Pesto Chicken Pinwheels - Flaky pastry, juicy chicken, fresh pesto, sun dried tomatoes, and feta cheese rolled together to create a snack to delight your taste buds.

These Pesto Chicken Pinwheels would be perfect for football parties or simply as an after-school snack. Flaky pastry, juicy chicken, fresh pesto, sun dried tomatoes, and feta cheese… All these tasty ingredients are rolled together to create a snack to delight your taste buds. 

Pesto Chicken Pinwheels - Flaky pastry, juicy chicken, fresh pesto, sun dried tomatoes, and feta cheese rolled together to create a snack to delight your taste buds.

When you have basil that is SUPER eager to grow, it might cause a “basil overload” problem. I’m kidding, of course! It’s only a problem if you don’t like basil or pesto. (Then again, if you don’t like it, you probably wouldn’t even be growing basil.) Well, lucky for me, I love basil and my family LOVES pesto.

Pesto Chicken Pinwheels - Flaky pastry, juicy chicken, fresh pesto, sun dried tomatoes, and feta cheese rolled together to create a snack to delight your taste buds.

I’ve been waiting the whole summer for my basil to pick up pace and give me a fruitful harvest. Finally, in August, it picked up on my hints and started growing every which way. “Yay” for pesto. Just last week, I’ve made us some Pesto Chicken Stuffed Shells and Pesto Alfredo Tortellini for dinner. And, this weekend, I made these fantastic Pesto Chicken Pinwheels and packed them with sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese. It was a perfect snack for the first football Sunday.

Pesto Chicken Pinwheels - Flaky pastry, juicy chicken, fresh pesto, sun dried tomatoes, and feta cheese rolled together to create a snack to delight your taste buds.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Chicken Pesto
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • 1.1 lb pack of puff pastry sheets (2 sheets)
  • 12 oz chicken breast
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil for cooking
  • Salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • ⅓ cup minced sun dried tomatoes
  • ⅓ cup pesto, for mixing
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • Salt
  • ¼ cup pesto, for spreading
  • 1 egg white
Instructions
  1. Thaw puff pastry on top of parchment paper.
  2. Season chicken breasts with some salt and pepper and cook over medium heat. Once chicken is cooked, take out and let it cool until it can be handled. Once it's cooled enough, dice the chicken and place it into a mixing bowl.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Add feta cheese, minced sun dried tomatoes, salt, olive oil, and pesto to the mixing bowl as well. Mix until all evenly incorporated.
  5. Spread about 2 tablespoons of pesto over each pastry sheet, covering it almost completely. Leave about an inch on one edge without pesto, that will be the edge to seal the roll.
  6. Divide chicken mixture among the two pastry sheets and spread the mixture evenly over the top of the pastry, again, leaving that one inch uncovered.
  7. Roll the pastry with the mixture towards that uncovered edge and stop just before.
  8. Whisk egg white and brush the uncovered pastry edge with egg white. Roll the pastry to the end and gently press to seal. Place each roll seam down. Brush tops of the rolls with egg white.
  9. Cut across each roll with a serrated knife to create pinwheels that are about an inch thick. Place the pinwheels on the prepared parchment paper about 2 inches apart.
  10. Bake for 15-17 minutes.

 

 

Pesto Chicken Pinwheels - Flaky pastry, juicy chicken, fresh pesto, sun dried tomatoes, and feta cheese rolled together to create a snack to delight your taste buds.

 

SOME MORE RECIPES FROM WILL COOK FOR SMILES:

Homemade Soft Pretzel Twists with Creamy Buffalo Sauce. Amazing snack to serve at your Super Bowl party and every other party! Homemade soft, salted pretzels served with delicious creamy buffalo sauce. | from willcookforsmiles.com

Homemade Soft Pretzel Twists with Buffalo Sauce

 

Bacon Gruyère Pizza Pinwheels. Great warm appetizer made with whole grain pizza dough, crispy bacon, Gruyere cheese, tomato and avocado. | from willcookforsmiles.com

Bacon Gruyere Pizza Pinwheels

 

Bacon Spinach and Four Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms | from willcookforsmiles.com

Bacon Spinach and Four Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

 

Lyuba

MAKE SURE TO COME BY AND SEE ME ON MY SITE OR ANY OF MY SOCIAL CHANNELS!

 

pinterest facebook instagram twitter

 

Related Post