Chicken, fetta and rocket sausage rolls

Delicious bite-sized morsels of tasty chicken, fetta and rocket mixture wrapped in flaky pastry.

  • 1 hr 10 mins cooking
  • Makes 24
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion (80g), chopped finely
  • 2 stalks celery (300g), trimmed, chopped finely
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 500 grams minced chicken
  • 1½ cups (105g) fresh breadcrumbs (see tip)
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly
  • 100 grams fetta, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 100 grams rocket (arugula) leaves, chopped coarsely
  • 3 sheets frozen puff pastry, just thawed, halved
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt flakes


  • 1
    Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat; cook onion, celery and garlic, stirring, for 5 minutes or until soft but not browned. Transfer mixture to a large bowl; cool to room temperature.
  • 2
    Add chicken, breadcrumbs and egg; mix well. Add fetta, rind and rocket; mix until combined.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 220°C/425°F. Line three oven trays with baking paper.
  • 4
    Divide chicken mixture into six portions; shape each portion into a log the length of the pastry. Place one log, two-thirds of the way up, on each pastry half. Brush edges with a little water. Fold pastry over filling, pressing to seal. Place logs on trays, seam-side down. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Cut each log into four pieces. Score pastry four times across each roll. Combine egg yolk and milk in a small bowl; brush top of rolls liberally with egg mixture then sprinkle with sea salt.
  • 6
    Bake rolls for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 180°C/350°F; bake for a further 10 minutes or until golden and cooked through.


Fresh breadcrumbs are best made from bread that is slightly stale, about 3 days old. If you only have fresh bread, leave the slices out on the bench for a few hours to stale. Process bread, with or without crusts, until coarse crumbs form.Sausage rolls can be prepared a day ahead and baked just before serving, or can be baked a day ahead and reheated before serving. They are also suitable to freeze for up to 3 months.

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