Mini, Savory Chicken Handpies are the perfect fix for a Holiday Appetizer.
It’s always a little tricky to figure out what to take to a Holiday party. Or, if you are hosting I feel like it’s even worse. The food is all up to you and it had better be good because you know that people are going to come hungry. I hate deciding what to make for guests. I rack my brain over it for weeks until the party. I always want to take something that looks wonderful, doesn’t take too much time so I’m not slaving in the kitchen, but most of all I want it to taste amazing since I know that so many different people will be sampling it.
These little pies are filled with creamy chicken, broccoli, and red peppers. The flavor is fantastic, and I adore the creaminess from the filling with the flaky crust of the pies.


Mini Savory Chicken Handpies I know that these will be the perfect solution to your Holiday Appetizer Problem, and even if you don’t have a party to attend, you could always make one big pie for a Holiday dinner that is sure to impress.

 

Mini Savory Chicken Handpies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Mini Savory Chicken Handpies

The perfect solution to all of your appetizer troubles! Savory and delicious these handpies are sure to please all your guests!

Ingredients

  • Recipe by Me
  • For the Filling
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Clove Garlic
  • 2 tub Knorr Homestyle Chicken Stock
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 8 Oz Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 Cup Half and Half or Whole Milk
  • Pinch of Salt and pepper
  • 1 Large, cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1 Cup Broccoli, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley, Chopped (if you use dry only use 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 Savory Pie Crust (or use any you like)
  • Savory Pie Crust
  • 1 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 1/8 cup Crisco
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 egg (beat the egg in a small bowl and pour out half of the mixture)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Cold water (read the rest of the instructions for the amount)

Instructions

    For the Filling
  1. Place the butter, and the Knorr Homestyle Chicken Stock in a saute pan over medium heat. Once melted add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Add the red pepper, and saute another 2 minutes, or until softened. Add the cream cheese, milk, and seasonings. Whisk to combine and remove from the heat.
  3. Add the chicken, broccoli, and parsley in a large bowl with the creamy mixture and fold all together. Set aside.
  4. Heat the oven to 425.
  5. Roll out the pie crust, and using a biscuit cutter or a glass, cut circles out of the dough. I just use a regular drinking glass to get the little circles. Place a little filling, about a tablespoon, in the center of a circle. Place another circle on top and press around the edges to seal it shut. Use a fork to go around the sides to create a tiny version of a pie crust. Use the scraps to create leaves, stars, etc as a decorative topping.
  6. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 20-30 minutes (ours took about 26, but it depends on the size of the pie)
  7. Savory Pie Crust
  8. Place the flour into a mixing bowl with the shortening. Cut together until it looks like corn meal.
  9. Then, in a 1 cup measuring cup, combine 1/2 egg (slightly beaten), and apple cider vinegar. Fill the cup with cold water up to 1/2 cup.
  10. Combine the wet and dry ingredients & stir with a fork until combined. Then use your hands to clump the dough together in a ball.
  11. Flour the counter and roll out the dough.
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