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Chicken and Spinach Pinwheel Recipe

Chicken and Spinach Pinwheel Recipe

Credit: Christie Connelly

I’m channelling Moroccan-style recipes here where sweet and savoury ingredients combine to create a delicious mouthful. It’s quite an unusual taste but well worth a try and is great served hot or at room temperature.

Serves: 4–6



  • 2 sheets good-quality puff pastry
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 350g spinach, washed & stems removed, roughly chopped
  • 200g cooked chicken, shredded
  • 100g feta, crumbled
  • Juice & zest ½ orange
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten plus 1 extra egg, beaten
  • Cracked pepper & salt
  1. Thaw pastry if necessary. Make sure you keep plastic backing on pastry as this will make it easier to roll pinwheels later.
  2. Heat oven to 200°C.
  3. Heat olive oil in large, deep frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 5 mins until softened and just starting to brown. Add garlic, ginger and cinnamon and stir well. Cook for 1 min more, then add spinach and cook for 3–4 mins until wilted.
  4. Add chicken, feta, orange juice and zest and stir through. Take off heat and leave for a few mins to cool slightly. Stir through beaten egg and season well with lots of cracked pepper and a little salt.
  5. Line large baking tray with greaseproof paper and place both puff pastry sheets side by side. Spoon spinach mixture evenly along one side of both pastry sheets in thin layer. Carefully roll pastry up from filling side, using plastic to help you roll it neatly by slowly peeling it away with each turn.
  6. Make sure seam side of both rolls is on the bottom, then brush with beaten egg and bake for 30 mins until puffed and golden. Allow to cool and firm up for 5 mins before slicing thickly with sharp knife.


Christie Connelly

Christie publishes the popular Australian food blog Fig & Cherry featuring healthy, family-friendly meals and sweet treats with mouth-watering photography to match. Christie draws recipe inspiration from her Hungarian and Lebanese heritages, her travel adventures and, of course, the amazing fertile soil of the Northern Rivers with its abundance of local organic fruits, vegetables, delicious native produce and healthy free-range-reared animals. Her passion is educating parents, grandparents and carers how to shop for, prepare and cook healthy, nutritious food and to encourage children to enjoy it as well.