Mini chicken pasties

    50 min

    Making these chicken pasties is a little labour-intensive, but the results are worth it. They make a wonderful appetiser. Make a large batch, then cook and freeze them. They can be reheated at 190 C / Gas 5 for 5-7 minutes.

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    Makes: 30 turnovers

    • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 250g cooked chicken meat, shredded
    • 3 tablespoons chicken stock
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon chicken seasoning
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 85g cream cheese, diced
    • 200g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • 225g butter, chilled
    • 5 tablespoons cold water

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. In a large frying pan saute the onion in the butter until tender. Stir in the chicken, chicken stock, garlic salt, chicken seasoning, pepper and cream cheese. Remove from heat and set aside.
    2. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    3. In a large bowl mix together the flour, salt and paprika; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until a ball forms.
    4. On a floured surface roll out the pastry to 1.5mm thick. Cut with a 6.25cm round pastry cutter. Re-roll scraps and cut more circles until the pastry is used up.
    5. Mound a heaping teaspoon of filling on half of each circle. Moisten edges with water and fold pastry over filling to make a half moon shape. Press edges with a fork to seal. Prick tops with a fork for steam vents.
    6. Place pasties on a baking tray and bake at 190 C / Gas 5 for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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    Turned out perfect first time, and every time. Everyone loves them.  -  14 Mar 2013


    11/04/06 I am adding a more updated review. These turnovers are delicious! I make these for every dinner party where finger foods are served. I have made about 15x since 2003! I am now a pro. The filling can be made the day before and refrigerated. Also, save time by using ready-made pie crust, wontons wrappers, or even phyllo! Experiment! We like the pie crust! Extra tip with the crust...roll very thin!  -  19 Mar 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I liked the idea of these turnovers but I can't make pastry to save my life, so I used Pilsbury cresent roll dough and they turned out great! Next time I'm going to add chopped carrots and celery since they already tasted like mini pot pies. I tried freezing some and they only take 1 minute in the microwave! My kids won't eat anything but they at least tasted these. ;-P  -  05 Jul 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)