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May 16, 2014

Chicken Hand Pies


Makes about 10 pies  

Ingredients:

Puff pastry (from scratch or from frozen, thawed)
1 cup cooked chicken, shredded and cooled (approx. 1 - 2 chicken breasts)
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
1 medium potato, peeled and diced into approx. 1/4" squares
1/2 cup frozen peas
Salt and pepper
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup grated cheese (parmesan / cheddar / or your favourite cheese)
1 egg for egg wash

Directions:

1.  Melt the butter in a pan and add the onion, celery, carrot, potato and peas.  
2.  Cook over medium heat for 4 - 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3.  Stir in the flour and cook for another minute.

4.  Add the chicken broth and stir for a few minutes until thickened.

5.  Add in the chicken and cheese and stir. Allow to cool.

6.  Preheat the oven to 375F.  

7.  Grease a baking sheet or line with a non-stick baking liner.  

8.  Roll out the pastry dough to approx. 1/8" thick and cut into 5" circles. Gather the dough scraps and re-roll.  

9.  Transfer the circles onto your baking sheet.  

10.  Place 1/3 cup of filling in the centre of each pastry circle.  

11.  Wet the edges of the pastry circles with water.  

12.  Fold the dough over to form a half circle.  

13.  Pinch the edges of the dough together and crimp with a fork.  

14.  Prick the top of each pie with a fork.

15.  Beat the egg with 1 tbsp of water.

16.  Brush the egg wash over the top of each pie.  

17.  Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until the pies are golden brown.  

18.  Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.  

Enjoy!


5 comments:

  1. These look yummy! Chicken pot pie is a regular in my menu...these would be a nice alternative to the traditional.

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  2. This looks delicious!
    Congratulations - you are one of our featured guests at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! :-)

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  3. This look like it would be fun to make and yummy to eat! I hope you don't mind if I pin it!

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  4. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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