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Chicken Mini Turnovers


These chicken mini turnovers are a great appetizer to serve for the 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.

Filling:
  • 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
  • In a large skillet saute celery in butter until tender.
  • Add chicken, broth, seasonings, and cream cheese stirring until cream cheese is melted. 
  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Pastry:
  • 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 out pastry to approx 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 at 375ยบ 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.

7 comments:

  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.

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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