Paratha Puff Leftover Chicken Air Fryer Samosa

Got leftover chicken and needed to get a little creative with it? Then you ought to try out the frozen paratha hack for this Leftover Chicken Air Fryer Samosa recipe! This recipe first came from the leftover chicken from our visit to Hawker’s Kitchen. We brought the unfinished Spicy Fire Chicken home and wanted to have something different. The idea immediately popped through my head and it’s so easy to make and delicious that it just became an encore dish now.

Any leftover chicken would work, ideally with a little bit of sauce, then simply add the grated cheese of your choice and fold the frozen paratha. With a little air fryer help, you can have these deliciously cheesy leftover chicken samosas ready in no time. The beauty of using frozen paratha is that you can just start prepping directly from frozen. It’s honestly just so easy to handle and adds a beautifully flaky & buttery touch to it. I find the likes of Spicy Chilli Chicken, Tandoori Chicken, etc. worked particularly well – the spiciness and gooey cheesiness just work incredibly together. Call them samosas, call them puffs, chicken parcels whatsoever…when I say they go down a treat every time, they go down a treat every time.

How to use Leftover Chicken to make Paratha Puff Air Fryer Samosa

Ingredients:

  • Leftover Chicken – cut in small pieces or shred it.
  • Frozen Plain Paratha – any brand you like
  • Cheese – any of your choice. We like to use shredded mozzarella
  • Vegetable Oil – for cooking in the air fryer

What you need:

  • Air Fryer – for cooking
  • Oil Brush – for brushing oil over the samosa before cooking

Recipe notes

  • Frozen Parathas are best cooking straight from frozen. If you allowed it to thaw too much, the dough would become too soft and sticky to fold.
  • Preheat the air fryer and always brush them with oil before you start cooking the samosas. This is to help you get the ultra crispiness and luscious golden colours.
  • These paratha samosas are best served warm. Serve with any dipping sauces you prefer – we usually use ketchup, garlic chilli sauce, and/or sweet chilli sauce.
  • You can prep these paratha samosas beforehand and store them in the freezer. Simply cook directly from frozen whenever you fancy!

Looking for more leftover chicken recipe ideas? Check these out too:

Cheesy Paratha Puff Leftover Chicken Air Fryer Samosa

ET Food Voyage
Turn your leftover chicken into this delicious Cheesy Paratha Puff Air Fryer Samosa! This is the easiest samosa & leftover hack you ever need.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Asian, Indian
Servings 6 Samosas
Calories 122 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Air Fryer
  • 1 Oil Brush

Ingredients
  

  • 80 g Leftover Chicken
  • 3 pieces Frozen Paratha
  • ½ cup Grated Cheese
  • Vegetable Oil

Instructions
 

  • Using directly from frozen, slice the frozen paratha into halves.
  • Divide leftover chicken onto the middle of each paratha halves and top with grated cheese.
    80 g Leftover Chicken, 3 pieces Frozen Paratha, ½ cup Grated Cheese
  • Fold the edges into triangles. Use a fork to press down the edges to seal the samosas.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 180°C. Brush each paratha samosa with vegetable oil and cook for 5 minutes.
    Vegetable Oil
  • Flip to the other side, brush with more oil if needed, and cook for another 5 minutes until golden in colour. Serve immediately with a dipping sauce of your choice.

Notes

  • Frozen Parathas are best cooking straight from frozen. If you allowed it to thaw too much, the dough would become too soft and sticky to fold.
  • Preheat the air fryer and always brush them with oil before you start cooking the samosas. This is to help you get the ultra crispiness and luscious golden colours.
  • These paratha samosas are best served warm. Serve with any dipping sauces you prefer – we usually use ketchup, garlic chilli sauce, and/or sweet chilli sauce.
  • You can prep these paratha samosas beforehand and store them in the freezer. Simply cook directly from frozen whenever you fancy!
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2 Comments

  1. paulette

    My paratha saucise rolls never cook well in the center ..doughy in spots…?

    1. ET Food Voyage

      Hi Paulette! It could be a number of reasons…what temperature did you cook it at and did you preheat the air fryer? It could just be a simple issue of not cooking at the right temperature that the dough doesn’t get cooked through evenly. Or it could be, without preheating, the dough doesn’t start cooking straightaway. Let me know! 🙂

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