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.
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.
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.
- 1.1 lb pack of puff pastry sheets (2 sheets)
- 12 oz chicken breast
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil for cooking
- Fresh cracked black pepper
- ⅓ cup minced sun dried tomatoes
- ⅓ cup pesto, for mixing
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- ¼ cup feta cheese
- ¼ cup pesto, for spreading
- 1 egg white
- Thaw puff pastry on top of parchment paper.
- 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.
- Preheat oven to 400 and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add feta cheese, minced sun dried tomatoes, salt, olive oil, and pesto to the mixing bowl as well. Mix until all evenly incorporated.
- 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.
- 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.
- Roll the pastry with the mixture towards that uncovered edge and stop just before.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes.
SOME MORE RECIPES FROM WILL COOK FOR SMILES:
Homemade Soft Pretzel Twists with Buffalo Sauce
Bacon Spinach and Four Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
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Oh my goodness, these delectable pinwheels look absolutely scrumptious! I adore chicken and pesto, so this is showing up this weekend for the latest football game!
Printing this recipe! Great as a “grab and go” meal. Thanks!
Wow, what an impressive and tasty presentation! Your photos are lovely too! I can see this pinwheels being a great food to set out on a football Saturday afternoon, for sure! Pinned, and thanks! –Ginger