The Recipe Exchange: Lina’s Chicken Parcels

As most of you know, Lina @ Lin’s Recipes is hosting a lot of challenges at her blog which make me admire her a lot due to her unlimited and awesome ideas. I am proud to tell you that I have finally taken a part.

Lina is not only a young talented blogger, but also a great writer, a good cook and a very cheerful and lovely friend… and so much more. She created such challenges to also help other bloggers overcome their fears of certain ingredients or for bloggers to get out from their comfort zones. She also made me realize that there are far more unknown recipes through her Rare Recipe Challenge. The challenges she come up with not only sticks to one ‘category’, but various ideas. I feel her brain is always busy thinking of what more challenges she can come up with. πŸ˜€ She has so much talent within, I must say.

Chicken Parcels filling
Chicken Parcels filling

Recently, she has posted a challenge titled ‘The Recipe Exchange‘. I was lucky that day as I was already scrolling down the Reader section of WordPress and so happy to be one of the first who have seen the post. In the said challenge, you have to give a recipe that you want others to try and choose a recipe you want to try from the given list. And since I got myself some spices used in Indian cooking, I chose Lina’s Chicken Parcels.

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Chicken Parcels vary from place to place. Thus, this explains why they are ‘packed’ in different forms. Although they are packed in different forms, they have one thing in common – a delicious chicken filling. In this recipe, I used the same shape as Lina’s and didn’t change much expect that I didn’t use oregano because I didn’t have it with me. Also, I brushed the crust with egg washΒ like what I always do with my crust.

I made 6 parcels out of the recipe below and they didn’t last long, though I reserved one for the next day as I love the crust a little soft, too. πŸ˜€ The chicken parcels were so good with a little kick. The spices were not overpowering and I loved it like that. My cousin and I enjoyed these little parcels with a glass of cold Pepsi. Oh so good! πŸ˜€

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Chicken Parcels

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Ingredients:Β 

For the crust:Β 

  • 200 g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 75 g butter, cubed & must be cold
  • 2-3 tbsp cold water
  • 1 egg yolk/whole egg/egg yolk+water, for egg wash

For the filling:Β 

  • 150 g boneless and skinless chicken breasts (to boil with 1 tbsp ginger garlic sauce & 1/2 tsp turmeric powder)
  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp kashmiri chili powder*
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Cooking oil

Instructions:Β 

For the crust:Β 

  1. In a bowl, combine flour and sugar. Mix.
  2. Add in cubed, cold butter. Using a pastry mixer or your clean hands, mix until crumbly.
  3. Add in tbsp of water at a time until dough can be formed into a ball.
  4. Wrap in a cling wrap and let sit in the fridge while you do the filling.

For the filling:Β 

  1. In a pot, place chicken breasts, ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder. Put enough water just to cover the chicken. Boil until tender. Remove the chicken from the water and drain. Let cool and shred. Set aside.
  2. In a pan with medium heat, add in ginger garlic paste and chili. Cook for a minute.
  3. Add in onions and cook until translucent.
  4. Add in shredded chicken, garam masala, paprika and kashmiri chili powder. Cook for about 2 minutes.
  5. Turn off the heat and drizzle with lemon juice.

To make the chicken parcels:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Take out the dough/crust from the fridge.
  3. Remove from the cling wrap and placeΒ into a lightly floured surface.
  4. Divide the dough into 6 and form each of about 6-inches round, flat disk.
  5. Divide the filling between the 6 flattened dough and foldΒ halfway, getting the shape of half moon. Press the edges with a fork to seal. Brush with egg wash.
  6. Place in the prepared baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.

Source recipe:Β Chicken Parcels by Lina @ Lin’s Recipes

Notes:

*You can reduce the amount of kashmiri chili powder.

I think this can be dipped with any Indian dip or gravy. Hmm…Β 

I hope you give this recipe a try, too. πŸ™‚

I am sharing these delicious parcels with my Fiesta Friday Friends over Angie’s place with Naina and Chef Julianna as her angels at this week’s Fiesta Friday #111. πŸ™‚

In this recipe exchange, Amanda of Forest Wood Folk Art made herΒ version of my Yema Cake. Come and check it out. πŸ˜‰

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Hey, I also made Ginger Garlic Paste for this recipe. Yay! πŸ˜€

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51 thoughts on “The Recipe Exchange: Lina’s Chicken Parcels

  1. I love savory pastries like these chicken parcels, they sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

  2. Lovely! The flavors sound amazing and you’ve done a beautiful job! I can tell that’s a wonderful dough for this by what I call the “giraffe” pattern! Thanks for sharing this with us on our Throwback Thursday link party!

    Mollie

  3. Jhuls,
    The chicken parcels look so yummy! I am drooling! I can imagine the lovely aroma in your kitchen as they were baking!

  4. These looks so yummy, reminds me of a beef pocket we ate while in our honeymoon in Jamaica. Pinning for dinner – thanks for sharing this at #HappinessIsHomemade this week!

  5. That’s definitely a fun idea to try completely new types of recipes or ingredients to stretch our wings a little bit and get creative in the kitchen. Especially when it ends with something delicious like this – I bet these chicken parcels are addictive! I want to reach out and snap one up right now!

  6. Looks so tasty! I’ve never made any type of Indian cuisine from scratch (though I love it) — I think I’m just a little hesitant about messing up all the bold flavors. That said, I’m bookmarking and definitely trying to make these in the future!

    1. Hmm, I guess that’s a vegetarian/vegan version? I saw that on your Instagram and they look really good. πŸ™‚ I hope you are having a fantastic week. x

  7. I love your crust so much more than mine!!!! I am so glad you liked this…thanks for the really sweet feed back about my blog and me!!!! I am so happy after reading this post!!!!!! Thank you Jhuls πŸ˜ƒ thanks for trying my recipe 😊

    1. I use the same ingredients every single time I make crusts. The crust and the filling were a good match. I am really happy that I have made my first dish with Indian spices. πŸ˜€ Thank you so much for sharing the recipe at The Recipe Exchange. I can’t wait to see the others. πŸ™‚

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