Chicken drumsticks cooked in puff pastry can provide the family with an incredibly hearty dinner. Indeed, in the process of cooking the dough gets crisp, and the meat comes out juicy and tender. In addition, you can approach the process of cooking chicken legs very creatively by submitting them to the table in a different way..
|Frozen dough (puff) –||1 pack|
|Chicken legs –||7 pieces|
|Chicken egg –||1 piece|
|Garlic –||2-3 teeth|
|Salt pepper –||taste|
|Salad leaves –||for decoration|
|Time for preparing: 90 minutes||Calories per 100 grams: 250 Kcal|
But it should be noted that thanks to puff pastry, a crisp crust will turn out, and yeast will provide pomp and soft delicate taste..
It should start with defrosting the dough. It’s enough to leave it in a warm room for a while. Also, you need to clean the garlic, take a pair of cloves and rub them.
Then you need to prepare the meat for cooking. Chicken drumsticks need to be washed, left on a paper towel in order for them to leave the water. After that, they need to be smeared with pre-grated garlic, salt and black pepper. It’s important not to overdo it with spices..
Ideally, it is required to leave the meat for 15–20 minutes so that it is saturated with salt and garlic. Thus, in the process of cooking, it will provide more juice.
The pan should initially be heated, pouring into it a couple of tablespoons of vegetable oil. Then it is necessary to fry the legs on all sides so as to form a ruddy surface..
After you have to put them on a paper towel prepared beforehand, so that excess fat has come off the legs. It will also give them the opportunity to podstat.
Once the dough is thawed, it will be possible to cut it into thin strips. Since the recipe uses 7 chicken drumsticks, the number of strips should be appropriate. With the help of a rolling pin, you can roll out the strips to increase their size. It will save dough.
The oven can be turned on for warming up beforehand. At the same time, each chicken drumstick should be wrapped in dough strips in a spiral fashion, covering the entire surface of the meat, including the oblong bone..
With the help of a fork or toothpick in the dough, you need to make holes that will give the opportunity to go out a couple during baking..
An egg is useful for smearing dough. It should be whipped with a spoonful of olive oil, and then spread on the surface of the dough. It remains only to lay out the smeared chicken drumsticks on the baking dish, place in the oven for half an hour. Lettuce leaves can make the decoration of the dish..
False chicken legs, baked in a bag of puff pastry with mushrooms
To prepare false chicken bags, you will need the following ingredients:
- Wheat flour – 250 g;
- Kefir – 250 ml;
- Champignons – 350 g;
- Baking Powder – ½ tsp;
- Chicken meat – 500 g;
- Onions – 1 head;
- Black pepper, salt;
- Salty straw – 1 pack.
The cooking time with regard to the preparation of products and baking will be 1 hour and 40 minutes..
The caloric value of one serving (bag) is 300 kcal..
Flour, kefir, baking powder and ¼ h. Spoonful of salt will be required to make puff pastry. It is necessary to mix these components. As a result, you need to knead with your hands to get a bulk dough that does not stick to the inside of the palm. It is necessary to leave it to stay for a while..
Onions should be pre-peeled and rinsed. It will need to be immersed in a meat grinder along with the meat to get the stuffing. The mass obtained as a result, it will be necessary to season a little with salt and black pepper, then knead and knock out. It should make a plastic stuffing.
Mushrooms must be washed and cut dry ends on their legs. Then cut into cubes and fry until cooked in the pan, do not forget to salt.
Puff pastry should be rolled out with a rolling pin. Its height should be no more than 1-2 mm. The resulting layer should be cut into thin strips, the width of which should be about 3 cm, and also into squares with sides of 10 to 10 cm.
Next, proceed to the construction of false designs of chicken drumsticks. To do this, roll a dense ball out of a mince piece, roll a sausage out of a ball, the length of which should be equal to the length of a salted straw. The straw must be inserted into the sausage, and then kneaded properly, it is required that the minced meat fastens the straw.
Dough strips should be wrapped around the false chicken drumsticks (minced meat) in a spiral fashion. Put 2 tablespoons of mushrooms on each square layer of dough, and then insert a false leg in the middle of the square..
After you have to press the edges of the reservoir to the leg. So, there should be a peculiar bag, which should be attached to the false leg with threads. Once the legs are ready, you can fry them on each side in a preheated pan.
When ready, the false chicken legs will be covered with a ruddy crust. Also, before serving, you will need to put them on a paper towel to drain the excess oil..
Chicken legs in an envelope of puff pastry with potatoes
Another creative way of feeding chicken drumsticks is in the form of envelopes. They can also put potatoes to diversify the taste. So, the following components are required for cooking:
- Potatoes – 8 pieces;
- Milk – 250 ml;
- Butter – 70 g;
- Chicken legs – 8 pieces;
- Puff pastry – 1 pack;
- Salt, black pepper.
Cooking time, taking into account the preparation of products and baking will be 2 hours.
Calorie per serving (envelope) is 270 kcal.
How to cook a dish: first you need to do potatoes. It should be rinsed from dirt, cleaned and cut into circles. Then put in the water to boil, do not forget to salt after boiling water.
It is required to prepare the meat for cooking. Namely, wash the legs and leave on a paper towel to drain the water. Then you can begin to peg them. It is important not to overdo it with salt and pepper..
It is better to use special spices for roasting meat. In order to prepare as much of the juice as possible during cooking, it is better to leave them for a while to soak in spices. Ideal – marinating for the night.
As soon as the potatoes are cooked, it will be possible to make mashed potatoes using warm milk and butter. The broth should be drained. Chicken legs after marinating will need to fry on each side until the appearance of ruddy surface. At the same time, the pan should be preheated beforehand..
From the pre-thawed puff pastry, a large layer should be rolled out. After it is necessary to cut the layer into several equal squares, approximately 6 to 6 cm. Each of the squares should also be rolled out to double their area. The result should be squares whose sides are 12 cm..
In the middle of each mini-layer, you need to put a couple of tablespoons of mashed potatoes, and also insert a chicken leg with an oblong bone upwards. Then the edges of the dough should be wrapped around the legs so as to form an envelope.
The oven must be preheated. It only remains to put envelopes in it and leave them for hours.
Unusual leg recipe for each table
- He comes to the holiday, as it can serve as a cold and hot dish;
- It can also be used as a hearty family dinner;
- Sacks with shins can be accompanied by other ingredients, such as potatoes, mushrooms, or vegetables;
- The dish will make an excellent decoration of the table due to its various variations: in a pouch, envelope, and so on;
- Taking into account the preparation of ingredients and baking, the cooking time is not more than an hour.