Chicken & Coriander Parcels (recipe)
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|This is a great recipe for entertaining, since it looks a lot more complicated than it is. Make small parcels for a starter, larger ones as a main.
Ingredients (for 4 people, as a starter):
Cut the chicken breasts into small strips about 3cm long and 1cm thick. Season and leave to stand in the fridge. You might want to squeeze a lime over it as well - coriander and lime is a classic combimnation, and for good reason. For an even more pronounced Thai flavour, add chopped green chillies to taste, in which case you want to marinade the chicken strips for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to medium heat - about C160/Gas 5.
Chop the coriander finely.
On a clean floured surface, roll out the pastry - it should be about 3mm thick and even - and cut into four 10cm by 20cm quadrangles.
Assemble the parcels:
Beat the egg and use some of it to "glue" the pastry together as you fold the square in half like a book.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and puffy.