I thought all my efforts creating new school treats for my 11-year-old is going to be a waste. I am pleasantly surprised because everything I’ve packed for him has been eaten. Either that or he’s giving them all away to his friends. Not that I mind him sharing with them but it would be good to know that he also enjoys the lunch I pack. He promises that he has been eating them all and everything’s delicious. Today I packed him these Mini Chicken Sausage Rolls with some nuts and a cut up peach.
He got home and said “Mum those Chicken Sausage Rolls were delicious, can you please pack me more tomorrow”. He told me have gave 2 of his friends a taste and they loved it to. So here we go, kids approved Mini Chicken Sausage Rolls.
I gave my friend some to have a taste too just to be sure it is good and she said she loved them. Bare in mind I had kids in mind when making these so they are not overly spicy. I did add some mild chilli powder which didn’t give off any heat. If you are making them for adults you can add some chillies.
Ok, I will admit I don’t like making finicky little treats. It’s far too time consuming and I am a little clumsy making little things look pretty. These didn’t turn out too bad (a little rustic is okay) and actually didn’t take too much time either. I am adding to my list of lunchbox ideas so I feel a bit better. A few more to go and I think I will be all set for the year…lol!
I used chicken mince for these sausage rolls but you can also pop some chicken breasts into the food processor and chop them up. I have done that before and it works just fine.
Another great lunchbox idea to try:
Mini Chicken Sausage Rolls
- 1 x 400 gram frozen ready rolled puff pastry
- 500 gram chicken mince
- 1 small onion grated
- 1&1/2 tspn ginger/garlic paste
- 1 tspn chilli powder (optional)
- 1 tspn ground cumin
- 1&1/2 tspn ground coriander
- 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 2 spring onion chopped
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (optional)
- 1 tspn salt
- 1 large egg beaten
- sesame seeds
- Preheat Oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Allow the pastry to thaw but should still remain cold. Beat the egg and set aside
- In a large bowl mix the chicken mince together with all the spices, spring onion, grated onion, ginger/garlic paste, cheese and panko breadcrumbs. Season with salt
- Unroll the pastry and cut into two halves. Divide the mixture between the two pastry pieces, spreading it in the middle, lengthwise, and just pat mixture with your hands to make a cylinder shape.
- Brush one edge with the egg. Fold the pastry over and press the edges together. Roll the pastry over so the edge is tucked under
- Cut the pastry into 10 pieces each or however large or small you prefer
- Brush with the egg and sprinkle sesame seeds over
- Bake in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 15-20 minutes or until pastry golden brown and crisp
- Do not overbake as chicken tends to dry out. Remove from oven as soon as it's cooked
- If you making them for adults you can make them slightly larger
- You can add some chilli and fresh coriander to the mixture
- If you don't have sesame seeds it's totally okay without them
- I used store bought pastry but if you okay with making your own pastry go for it
- You can freeze the sausage rolls on a baking sheet and once frozen you can store them in ziplock bags. That way that won't stick together
- When baked from frozen may take a few extra minutes to bake