Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In The Kitchen: CHICKEN & ARTICHOKE TART

So I'm OBSESSED w/ Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets.  

It's awesome and it makes EVERYTHING taste so good!


I basically always make this for parties/pot lucks/get-togethers ect.  It throws together really and easily and tastes rich and delicious.  Bonus - people think it's fancy because it's on puff pastry (Whenever I make this the Hubs legit calls it "fancy pizza" lol.)

Ingredients:

1 box of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry (2 sheets)
1 cup cooked chicken
1 can of artichoke hearts
1 tsp olive oil
4 tsp sun dried tomato pesto
4 tsp pesto
2 tsp garlic
1 cup mozzarella
2 tbsp of parmesan
pepper to taste

I always make it with two different sauces mostly because I like to eat things with different flavors and get tired of the same flavor quickly lol.  But if you're just making it for 2 ppl I would suggest just 1 sheet of puff pasty is plenty sufficient. :)


Defrost the puff pastry for 30-45 minutes at room temperature.

Spray baking pan with baking/cooking spray (otherwise the puff pastry tends to stick)

Once defrosted poke holes in the pastry to prevent it puffing when it bakes.

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.


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HEHEHEHEHE.


You'll want to shred your chicken and drain your artichokes really well otherwise it will make the tart soggy and then cut the artichokes into manageable sized bites.


Mix the sun dried tomato and pesto sauces separately with 1 tsp each of garlic.


And spread each sauce on one sheet of puff pastry.  I have the sun dried tomato on the left and the pesto on the right.


Spread out so it covers the majority of the pastry dough and leave the edge sans sauce.


Combine your shredded chicken and diced artichokes and add the olive oil (it's ok to omit this if you want but I just prefer it because I don't like my chicken to dry out in the oven) and then pepper to taste - I like things extra peppery.  I didn't salt honestly because the sun dried tomato & pesto are plenty flavorful for me but you can definitely salt it if you like :)


Spread the artichoke & chicken mixture on each side evenly.


Sprinkle 1/2 cup of mozzarella on each side - 1 cup total.

Then sprinkle 1 tbsp of parmesan on each side - 2 tbsp total.


Bake for 15 to 25 min depending on your oven. You should definitely start checking around the 15 min mark because the cooking spray tends to cause the bottom to brown quicker.  Also I live in Germany (much older building hence the oven here doesn't seem as strong as the ovens I used when I lived stateside)


Cut into individual slices and you're ready to eat! 

It makes a super easy dinner w/ some side salad but also super awesome for tapas style small eats party (gets everyone in the room moving and mingle :)!!

Enjoy!

You'll have to let me know if you try them out and what you think.

(The Hubs prefers the sun dried while I prefer the pesto lol.. so you can see why I have to make two different flavors every time!)

33 comments:

  1. Yum and it looks so easy! I love artichoke hearts and always have to import them from the US myself because it's not readily available here (or is really pricey).
    It is funny how puff pastry makes for fancy looking dishes. I use it to wrap braised mushrooms for dinner parties and people love it!

    xoxo,

    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  2. YUMMMY!!! That looks like such a fancy dish for parties! I live both pesto and sun-dried tomatoes! Maybe one of these days, I'll cook again and try this! ;)

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

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  3. im not the biggest fan of artichokes but i'd totally eat this! it looks sooooo good! :D

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  4. This looks delicious!! Making me hungry reading your blog! Thanks for sharing!

    <3 Tiffany

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  5. OMG! LOOKS DELICIOUS! must try!

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  6. This looks soooo delicious!!

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  7. Your dog is soo cute!! And why is it that whenever i am on your blog, i get all hungry and stuff!!!!! This looks so so sooo delicious, once again!!! <3 <3

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  8. I've never heard of this before, but it sure looks delicious as the finished result!! :)

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  9. Hi Lisa, yum, this sounds sooo good, its such a pity that artichokes are really hard to come by where I live, and when you do find them, they are ridiculously priced, Id really like to try this recipe, what do you think an alternate veg would be? Thanks for stopping by, I always value your opinion on my posts.

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  10. Yummy and I am going to try making this recipe soon. Also, thank you so much for your lovely thoughts on my past post!!
    Deeply appreciate it ;)
    My Lyfe ; My Story
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  11. So yum! I am sure to try this one day. Great blog!

    xx Cissy
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  12. That looks so good! Will have to try it. Love pesto! Oh and your dog is so freaking cute!!

    Best, Mree

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  13. Wow I can almost imagine what this tastes like. It looks very yummy and dont get me stat on tge love for puff pastry. Soooooo good. The last picture really makes me hungry.

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  14. This looks so tasty and I really like that it's easy too. I don't really eat artichoke hearts cause I never know how to incorporate them at home but this sure sounds good. Your doggies are adorable!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  15. Okay--- I love artichoke, so I will have to remember this! These seem like a good appetizer option for the party…

    ~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

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  16. OMG! This looks SO yummy sweetie!!

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  17. Thanks fr sharing ur recipe.. loooks so yummm.. ur dogs r so cute too xoxo

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  18. wow..looks delicious..thnx darlin for sharing recipe..love the clicks too..<3<3
    U r multi talented lisa

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  19. Looks delicious! I'll have to try this recipe out. :)

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  20. That looks so good! It seems really easy to make too. I will definitely have to try this one day.

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  21. looking delicious! you pups are so cute. kisses...
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  22. I am pure veggie but still this looks tempting..n I love those little puppies !

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  23. Hi,maybe we can follow each other? let me know! <3
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  24. Follow you;)
    I only hope, that you too;)

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  25. woaaahh this looks super duper good!

    ps. love your closet! from what i can see from the last post hihi.
    lots of love xx

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  26. Yummy ! And your dogs are so cute pretty Lisa.
    Thank you for your support and all your adorable comments. Kisses :)

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  27. I want to make every single one of your recipes.. total comfort food!

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  28. Looks really like those thin crust pizzas! I can't believe how simple it is to make this. You really make things easy. You should start naming your kitchen series!

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