Crispy Chicken and Cheese Rolls

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Here’s an easy and tasty appetizer idea for your next dinner! You can’t go wrong with these Chicken and Cheese Stuffed Pastry Rolls! They’re crunchy on the outside and filled with flavorful chicken and cheese. They’re perfect for a dinner gathering or a cozy family meal!

Let’s get cooking! Here’s what you’ll need:

Crispy Chicken and Cheese Rolls

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 12


#### Chicken Filling:

  • 1 pound of minced boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • 2 jalapenos diced (seeds removed)
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder
  • 1 tablespoon of chipotle adobo paste
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of finely chopped cilantro

#### Other Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese or more if you like
  • 1 package of puff pastry
  • 1 large egg + 2 tablespoons of milk whisked together
  • Sesame seeds


#### Making the Filling:

  • Heat olive oil and butter in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add diced jalapenos and minced garlic to the pan. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Mix in the minced chicken, salt, coriander, oregano, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, ginger, and black pepper.
  • Cook the chicken until it’s browned (about 6 to 7 minutes).
  • For extra flavor, you can add a splash of chipotle adobo paste.
  • Once the chicken is cooked through, stir in the chopped cilantro and let it cool completely.
  • After cooling, mix in the shredded mozzarella cheese.

#### Assembling and Baking:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  • Cut each puff pastry sheet into four equal pieces.
  • Brush the edges of each piece with the egg wash.
  • Spoon a generous amount of chicken filling onto one side of each pastry piece.
  • Fold the pastry over the filling and press the edges to seal.
  • Use a fork to press down and seal the edges firmly.
  • Brush the tops of the rolls with egg wash, make three slits on top, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Place the rolls on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until they’re golden brown and cooked through.

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