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Chicken Mini Turnovers

These chicken mini turnovers are a great appetizer to serve for Grey Cup game or for that matter any occasion. Dip these warm turnovers in a sweet chili sauce and you will go back for seconds, guaranteed.
Adapted from Taste of Home.

  • 1/4 cup celery (it calls for onions but we prefer celery)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 3/4 cups cooked chicken, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 1 package (250 gram) cream cheese, cubed
  1. In a large skillet saute celery in butter until tender.
  2. Add chicken, broth, seasonings, and cream cheese stirring until cream cheese is melted. 
  3. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 4 or 5 tablespoons cold water.
  1. In a medium sized bowl whisk together flour and seasonings.
  2. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Gradually add water a tablespoon at a time tossing mixture with a fork until a ball forms. 
  4. On a floured surface roll pastry to 1/16 inch thickness. Cut circles with a 3" round cutter. Re-roll scraps and cut more circles until the pastry is used up.
  5. Mound a heaping teaspoon of chicken filling on half of each circle. Moisten edges with water, fold pastry over filling and press edges with a fork to seal. Prick tops with fork.
  6. Bake in a 375ยบ oven for 20 minutes. They should be golden in color.
  7. Yield: 20.  They freeze well. 
*Note: I had topping mixture left over, it's very tasty spread on a bun with a sprinkle of cheese and broiled in oven until bubbly and toasty.


  1. I would love to try these - they look delicious and would make a great New Year's Eve appetizer as well. Hmmm - next time I have some left over chicken I'll have to make them.

  2. I didn't make it all the way through the recipe before my mouth started watering! I have to try these!

  3. I can't wait to try these. I have growing kids and I'm thinking these would be great to make a bunch of and freeze for snacks.

  4. Just our of my 'own' curiosity - could we use store bought pie shells and cut out the smaller pie circles. I'm thinking that some out there might not be able to make a pie pastry.

    1. Sam, of course you could. That would be a shortcut indeed! Thank you for sharing.


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