Spicy chicken & bacon pasties

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
These easy to eat chicken and bacon pasties are perfect for on the go, lunch boxes, or a main meal

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 439
  • fat 24g
  • saturates 9g
  • carbs 42g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 17g
  • salt 1.06g


  • 2 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 1 large potato (about 250g total weight), peeled and cut into small cubes
  • red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 ready-cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 375g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 2 tbsp milk


Getting it right with pastry
Fresh puff pastry from the chiller cabinet can be frozen, but pastry that has been pre-frozen should never be returned to the freezer.


  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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