Monday, August 30, 2010

Healthy chicken sausage roll - An idea to make kids eat their vegetables

Like most kids, I have noticed that my child is getting fussy with his food. Once kids learn and understand the definition of “no”, they think that they can choose everything in their life especially food! Hmmm…That’s why it has been a constant challenge for me to convince my child to eat his vegetables.

Then, I remember seeing a healthy chicken and vegetable sausage roll recipe from with lots of good reviews. So, I made the rolls and they taste great! The most rewarding part is that my child loves the rolls too and ate them all. 

Here is the recipe from  
(with my slight modifications in brackets)


1 cup (70g) fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
500g chicken breast mince
1 egg, plus 1 extra lightly beaten egg
1 zucchini, finely grated
1 carrot, finely grated
1/2 onion, grated
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
(I replaced these herbs with more grated zucchini)
4 sheets frozen puff pastry, just thawed
1 tbs sesame seeds
Tomato or sweet chilli or sauce, to serve
(I have added 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce and 1 tbsp tomato sauce and pepper to season the fillings)

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C and line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
2. Process crumbs, chicken and unbeaten egg in a food processor until well combined. Place in a bowl, mix well with vegetables and herbs, then season.
3. Place 1 pastry sheet on a floured surface and halve. Spoon an eighth of the mixture lengthways along centre of each piece. Fold 1 edge of pastry over and tuck in beside filling, then fold over other side to make a roll, pressing down lightly to seal. Repeat with remaining pastry and filling. Cut rolls into 3cm pieces and cut two small incisions into each roll to prevent splitting. Place on baking sheets, cover and chill for 30 minutes. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the rolls are lightly browned and cooked through. Serve with sauce on the side.

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