salads and side dishes

Chicken and Cabbage Samsas

Chicken and Cabbage Samsas 

Stuffed Puff Pastry also known as samsa, are so easy to make at home!

All you need to make this deliciousness is; Store bough puff pastry, chicken thighs, few vegetables, spices and tomato ragu. This can even be a fun thing to make with your children.

First you would need to grate, chop and prep all your ingredients such as cutting everything into small pieces. Not only will it cook faster due to the size it will also be easier at the end when stuffing each puff pastry.

The key point is to saute all the vegetables and the meat, season it well with the seasonings listed in the recipe then cut each sheet of puff pastry into six squares. Place the chicken and cabbage filling onto the puff pastry square and seal it together. Foremost brushing each puff pastry triangle (samsa) with egg wash gives that golden brown result at the end once baked.

If you are hosting a get together or some sort of a party, these samsas is a great appetizer to serve. You can always make them ahead and baked them before guest arrive. At the same time your guests will be very impressed.

In addition it makes a freezer friendly side dish. Place them on a baking sheet, Freeze them for about twenty to thirty minutes, than throw them into a gallon size zip lock bag. It can sit in the freezer for several months. All you have to do is brush it with egg wash and bake.

These Samsa are great in an Air Fryer. If you are looking for great ways to put that air fryer to some good use, here it is!  Just set your air fryer to 400 degrees and fry them till golden brown. Simple as that. I like to use my air fryer to re heat them the following day. After they sit for a while they get softened and the air fryer brings back that crispiness.


Chicken and Cabbage Samsas

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Category: salads and side dishes

Cuisine: Russian

Servings: 6

Chicken and Cabbage Samsas

These Samsas are full of flavor and supper easy to make. Using a store bought puff pastry really cuts your cooking time in half. They were a total hit in out household, even the kids loved it. Highly recommend you to try this at home. It is also a great appetizer to serve for your guests.


  • 1 Pkg Puff Pastry Dough (Thawed)
  • 4 Chicken Thighs
  • 2 cup Cabbage (grated or chopped)
  • 1 Carrot (grated)
  • 1/2 Onion ( finely chopped)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (pressed)
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (preferably ragu)
  • 1 Egg ( for egg wash mixed with table spoon of water)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Celery Seeds
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek (optional, but recommended)
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper ( if you don't like spicy, you don't need to add this)
  • sesame seeds ( for topping)


  1. First Cut chicken thighs into very small pieces, saute in a skillet with some butter.
  2. Finely chop onions, add to chicken to saute.
  3. Grate one carrot and add to the skillet.
  4. Also add Grated or finely cut cabbage to the skillet.
  5. Finally Season everything with salt and pepper and all the seasoning listed above.
  6. Pour and mix one cup of Ragu with all the vegetables. Let it simmer for 5-7 min. Taste for salt if needed add more.
  7. Preheat Oven to 400
  8. Take thawed puff pastry, cut into 6 squares. ( Puff pastry comes with two sheets will equal to 12 pieces total)
  9. Take one square, place a table spoon of filling inside. fold it together to form a triangle and pinch the dough to seal tight.
  10. Most importantly place parchment paper on a baking sheet therefor you don't want the puff pastry to stick to the sheet.
  11. Place samsa on top keeping them one inch apart.
  12. To make the egg wash, using a fork beat one egg with table spoon of water.
  13. Brush each samsa with egg wash. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
  14. Bake them in the oven for 15-20 min or until they are Golden crispy looking.
  15. Tip: The next day throw them in air fryer for 2-3 min and they will be just as fresh and crispy.



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My story, I met the love of my life when I was 16 and two years later we were married. When we first got married I was not much of a cook, I would buy so many cook books and try recipes over and over again until it would turn out. I never gave up and my husband can tell you I had my share of bad cooking. The more I practiced the better I got. Now we are going on 10 years of happily married. I love to cook and create my own recipe also became a baker, I have also taken interest in doing home design and decor. In my blog I would love to share with you the recipes I create, recipes I find and love to share also tips for home decor and ideas.

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