Mini Chicken Turnovers

    50 minutes

    Perfect finger food, and not that hard to make once you get the hang of it. These are like biscuits filled with chicken!

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    Serves: 15 

    • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
    • 60g butter
    • 1 3/4 cups shredded, cooked chicken meat
    • 3 tablespoons chicken stock
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon chicken seasoning
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/3 (250g) block cream cheese, diced
    • 1 1/2 cups (190g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • 250g butter, chilled
    • 5 tablespoons (100ml) cold water

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. In a large frypan saute the onion in 60g 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 degrees C.
    3. In a large bowl mix together the flour, salt and paprika; rub in 250g 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 2mm thick. Cut with a 7cm round biscuit cutter. Reroll 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 turnovers on a baking tray and cook at 190 degrees C for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

    Garlic Salt

    Fresh garlic can be substituted for the garlic salt.

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    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 USA and 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 USA and Canada)


    I love appetizers and this was a really good one- my husband says it's a keeper. Now, for some helpful hints-make the dough first and refrigerate. It'll roll out easier. Use plenty of flour when rolling out,too. You also might want to up the spices to your personal taste. These really do freeze well and reheat right from the freezer-a plus when company's coming.  -  30 Oct 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)