Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins
These are some great little appetizers that I found online ages ago. I've served them at birthday parties and holiday parties. They can also be made ahead and frozen, see notes below. I haven't tried that yet, there have never been enough left, but if you try it, let me know if the times are accurate!
- 3 tablespoons chopped onions
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped very fine
- 3 tablespoons chicken stock
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature, cubed
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 cup butter, chilled
- 5 tablespoons cold water
- Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Stir in the chicken, stock, garlic salt, poultry seasoning, pepper, and cream cheese. Mix until the cream cheese is fully incorporated, then remove from heat and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a large bowl or food processor, mix together the flour, salt, and paprika. Cut in the butter until coarse crumbs form. Gradually add the water until dough forms a ball.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry to 1/16 inch thick. Cut with a 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter (or turn a drinking glass upside down!). Reroll scraps and continue cutting circles until dough is used up, taking care not to roll in too much additional flour in the process.
- Place 1 heaping teaspoon of the filling on half of each pastry round. Moisten edges with water and fold in half to form a half moon. Press edges gently with a fork, then pierce the top of each turnover to vent steam.
- Arrange turnovers on a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.
- ** To freeze: Bake as directed, then allow to cool completely. Place cooled turnovers back on a baking sheet in the freezer until solid. Frozen turnovers may be stored in a freezer bag.
- ** To reheat: Place frozen turnovers on a baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 5-7 minutes until heated through.
Love, Love, Love the filling. I followed the directions except I didn't have poultry seasoning so I used another chicken seasoning I had. I tasted it, then added a bit more cream cheese and garlic salt. I also used crescent dinner rolls. I pressed two triangles together then put the filling in the middle and topped with another two pressed together. I cooked then at 350 for 20 minutes.
Love, love, LOVED it! Made it for the boyfriend and he loved it too. The pastry was really good too and it would have come out better if I had a rolling pin so instead, the pastry came out a little thick but still so very good. Will definitely be making this again. Thank you!
Wow are these great! Made the filling as directed, but used puff pastry sheets for the pastry dough, brushing them with eggwash and made 'hot pocket' sized turnovers. This easy to make dish is packed with flavor! We will be making these often, especially for parties and gatherings. Maybe add some chopped spinach next time too. Gatorbek, you've done it again. :)