Chicken in Pastry

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Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, an Unlikely Family, and the American Dream

By Tung Nguyen, Katherine Manning, Lyn Nguyen and Elisa Ung

Published 2021

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Feel free to make these ahead, as we did at Hy Vong. You can refrigerate the fully baked pastries for up to 4 days. To serve, reheat at 300°F [150°C] for about 30 minutes, then top with the remaining sauce and green onions.


  • 1 small sweet onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup [60 ml] fish sauce


Preheat the oven to 350°F [180°C], with a rack in the middle position. If available, use the convection setting.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the sweet onion, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, and pepper. Cut a small slit about halfway through the flesh of the top of each c