Homemade Greggs Chicken Bake

Lockdown got you down? Do you just want a Greggs back in your life?

Imagine walking down the high street, shopping bags in hand, you’ve been in town since 10am and you fancy a snack so you pop to Greggs for your favourite treat – a piping hot (or warm) chicken bake.

So maybe that’s not the ideal scenario but hear me out – I have nailed the chicken bake. It’s really simple and only took an hour to make! Here’s how…

Ingredients

Makes 4-6 depending on size, we were having these as our dinner so I made them bigger.

  • 2 chicken breasts (diced)
  • Cheese sauce – I got mine from the local coop but it’s really easy to make you own
  • Grated cheese (optional)
  • Puff pastry – I got mine ready made because it’s hard making your own
  • Tsp garlic salt
  • Tbsp oil
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to season

The shopping list looks simple but the process is simpler.

The method to the madness…

  1. Dice your chicken into small pieces approx 1-2cm
  2. Add oil and garlic salt to a pan and fry chicken till cooked
  3. Add in sauce and leave to simmer for 4 minutes
  4. Take the filling off the heat and leave to cool – now work on your pastry
  5. If you need to start rolling out the pasty until you have enough to cut 8-12 equal rectangle
  6. Start to fill your rectangles – 2- 3 tablespoons should be enough to fill each one
  7. Sprinkle on grated cheese then add salt and pepper to taste
  8. Place another piece of pastry on top and use a fork to press together
  9. Score the top and add an egg wash to give them a golden colour

Mine looked a little messy, but you get the idea.

Pop them in a 200 degree oven for 25-30 minutes checking them regularly and you get these!

Granted, they’re a little wonky but they taste so good and are really quick and easy to pull together. I got everything I needed from my local shop without needing to venture to a supermarket.

If you give them a go let me know how they went – I’ll be trying the steak bakes next!

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