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Easy Chicken Wellington Recipe

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Easy Chicken Wellington Recipe

© 2012 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Start with leftover cooked chicken or pick up a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the market and add mushrooms, sweet onions, cream cheese, and herbs. Frozen puff pastry wraps it all up for an eye-pleasing and tasty presentation.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 sheet (half of a 17-1/4-ounce package) frozen puff pastry sheet
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onions
  • 4 ounces coarse-chopped mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • Salt and fresh-ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage (or 1/4 teaspoon ground sage)
  • 2 cups roughly torn chunks of cooked rotisserie chicken or leftover cooked chicken breasts, chilled
  • 1 large egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon water for an egg wash

Preparation:

Let puff pastry thaw while you make the filling. Preheat oven to 400 F.

Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add sweet onions, mushrooms, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Saute until sweet onions are translucent and the mushroom liquid has evaporated. Stir in parsley and set aside to cool to room temperature.

Mix cream cheese, Dijon mustard, thyme, and sage until combined. Set aside.

Roll out thawed puff pastry on a lightly floured surface into a 14-inch square. (Rolling between two sheets of plastic wrap makes easy work of this task.) Cut the square into 4 equal 7-inch squares.

To assemble, divide cream cheese mixture equally amongst the squares, then top with mushroom mixture, and chilled chicken chunks or strips. Brush edges of the puff pastry squares with egg wash. Bring corners of the pastry square to the center, sealing all edges to contain the filling. Place seam-side down on an ungreased baking sheet and brush with egg wash.

Bake chicken Wellington bundles for 25 minutes until golden brown. Serve with steamed broccoli.

Note: Do not use raw chicken for this recipe. There will be insufficient time to thoroughly cook the chicken. Be sure to use chilled cooked chicken.

Yield: 4 servings

Chicken Wellington Photo © 2012 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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 4 out of 5
Easy Chicken Wellington, Member jeannemarx

Loved this recipe, as did my whole family. My husband is ""the Chef"" and has made Beef Wellington to die for several times. I decided it was my turn. I used cooked, store-bought rotisserie chicken (which is very salted) and Whipped Cream Cheese. Added more Cream Cheese, Sage, and Thyme than called for and just a spit of Kosher Salt. Did my best with the thawed frozen pastry sheet, but I lack experience, so did not make perfect 7 inch squares. Nonetheless, the end result was AMAZING! The flavors were so perfect, yet delicate... just incredibly delicious. I will make this as my signature dish whenever company comes for dinner. Even better than my husbands ""Beef Wellington""-- which is worthy of pictures. This recipe produced absolutely perfect results, and was so easy. Not only beautiful in presentation, but the flavors of all the onions, garlic, parsley, cheese, etc. were astoundingly apparent. Rich and filling, this is the BEST thing I have ever made from a website recipe--- by far!!!

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