Spicy chicken & bacon pasties

Spicy chicken & bacon pasties

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
These easy to eat chicken and bacon pasties are perfect for on the go, lunch boxes, or a main meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal439
  • fat24g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein17g
  • salt1.06g
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  • 2 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 1 large potato (about 250g total weight), peeled and cut into small cubes



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 ready-cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

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    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 375g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 2 tbsp milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/ gas 7. Fry the bacon in a non-stick pan over a medium heat for a few mins, until it starts to release its fat. Add the potato, turn up the heat and fry for 5 mins, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is crisp and the potato just underdone. Add the chilli and cook for a further min. Season generously with black pepper, plus salt to taste.

  2. Tip into a bowl and mix with the shredded chicken and spring onions. Unroll the pastry and, with a rolling pin, roll out until it's large enough to cut out 4 circles of pastry, using a large saucer or a side plate as a guide, discarding the trimmings. Lift onto a baking sheet.

  3. Spoon the filling into the middle of each circle. Brush the edges of the pastry with a little milk, then bring them up to the middle, pinching at the top to make a pasty. Brush with a little milk, then bake for 15 mins or until golden.

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HollyMak's picture
24th Dec, 2016
Loved these, I made a cheese sauce (quick roux, cheddar and s&p) and mixed this in with the filling and added some garlic . Gorgeous. Made for a long trip and they were loved by all. Wish I had made double! I will be sneaking in some peas and spinach next time for my toddler as he inhaled his and half of mine! :)
1st Jun, 2014
I agree. they were dry. I only wish I had read the other comments first instead of just the recipe. The two comments regarding either a soup, or philladelphia cheese sound nice. Or maybe just add mango chutney as you would in coronation chicken.
15th Mar, 2012
These were so easy to make, and tasty. I didn't find mine too dry at all, but perhaps that comes down to personal preference...? They cooked perfectly in 15 minutes on fan bake. Not too spicy, maybe next time would add an extra chilli. A nice mango chutney on the side would be a tasty addition.
24th Feb, 2012
I really liked these. I added chorizo, partly cos I had some left over and partly because of the comments about the mixture being dry and I thought the extra fat would help. They were lovely - and moist.
4th Dec, 2011
I also had read the comments about them being a little dry so I added half a small tub of philladelphia cream cheese. The only criticism I got was why hadn't i made more!!!! Lovely and moist and the chilli gives a nice kick!
17th Nov, 2011
Because of the comments about them being dry I put some tomato chutney into the mixture. I used back bacon instead of streaky so had to use some oil to cook the potatoes. Had to cook the pasties for longer than it said but think that was because I crammed five into a roasting tin and used the convection on a microwave. If I make them again shall use normal oven and a pizza tray with holes in as the bottom pastry was soggy. Only just started this cooking lark.
walterclutton's picture
24th Feb, 2011
a spoonful of cream of chicken or mushroom soup helps keep them moist.
12th Jun, 2009
maybe a little tomato sauce onside will moisten the pasties a bit, just an idea :)
20th Mar, 2009
they are awful!!!!! i cooked them yesterday for my three little children who didnt even take a second look!!!!!! they were extremely dry and crusty. i decided to make them again to show my children that im not a bad cook! i decided to add a thick white sauce to combine all the components together. they were fantastic, my shildren were astonished!!!!! x georgia louise poomplex
17th Dec, 2008
I took the advice of Marlene and cooked the potatoes a little longer and they came out great. I do agree with Chefmegan, they are a little dry but not sure how to improve that? any ideas? It wouldnt put me off making them again though the flavours are great! I have to say, and i think this must be my own creative talents at fault but they didnt look all that pretty!


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