Chicken Pot Hand Pies

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Chicken Pot Hand Pies are puff pastry pockets filled with rotisserie chicken, mixed vegetables, and a creamy filling wrapped in a flaky crust. They’re perfect for on-the-go families or easy dinners at home.

chicken pot hand pies stacked on a baking sheet
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

If you’re looking for a new and exciting way to make chicken pot pies, this is it! Rich, creamy filling is wrapped inside a buttery puff pastry for an easy meal that you hold in your hand! What could be better than that?

These Chicken Pot Hand Pies are perfect for packing a picnic lunch, and travel beautifully so you can just bake and take! They’re also great handheld pastries that are freezer friendly so you can pop them into an oven whenever you need lunch or dinner in a jiffy.

Winner-winner chicken dinner!

chicken pot hand pies coming out of the oven on a sheet pan.

Ingredients

The ingredient list for this individual size pot pie is so easy! See recipe card for quantities.

  • puff pastry sheet
  • rotisserie chicken
  • sour cream
  • cream of chicken soup
  • frozen mixed vegetables
  • sweet onion
  • dried Italian herbs
  • garlic powder
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • egg wash

Recipe FAQS

What type of puff pastry should I use?

I recommend you purchase puff pastry in a single roll. Make sure you use actual puff pastry and not crescent rolls or filo dough. I use Wewalka brand and it turns out perfectly every time.

Are these hand pies freezer friendly?

Yes! This recipe is perfect for freezing after baking and thawing out later. Wrap well and store in an airtight container. To thaw, leave in the refrigerator overnight, or take out of the freezer and bake while frozen. Bake at 350 degrees until warmed throughout.

hand pies after being baked on a sheet pan.

Instructions

1 – There’s nothing difficult about making these hand held pastries, but there are a few steps to take. Start off by rolling out a puff pastry sheet and cutting it into 8 rectangles with a pizza cutter.

pastry being cut into 8 slices.

2 – Now you’re ready to make the filling…which is an easy blend of sour cream, chicken soup and veggies. Add a few seasonings, and you’re ready to fill the pastries.

chicken mixture in a glass bowl.

3 – Spoon a generous amount of filling on four of the rectangles, then close with the other rectangles. Seal with a fork, and prick the top of the pastries with the tines of a fork to allow for venting.

chicken mixture being spread on puff pastry.

4 – Brush with an egg wash, then pop these handheld pies into a 425 degree oven. In 20 minutes, watch them transform into the most beautiful pastries you’ve ever seen…or tasted!

puff pastry filled with chicken mixture ready to go in oven.

The Story Behind This Recipe

I’m a chicken pot pie kinda girl. And my hubby loves them even more than I do. Whenever I venture out on a girl’s night, he has been known to go by the grocery store and purchase a whole case of frozen pot pies.

I came up with this pocket version to eliminate his compulsive behavior. haha!

One time when I was away, my hubby took a picture of his chicken pot pie with a flower in front of it and pretended he had his own food blog. When I got that text, I laughed for days!

four chicken pot hand pies after being baked.

More Chicken Recipes

If you love chicken pot pie, give my other chicken recipes a whirl…

Try Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

If you want even more chicken pot pie for your family, try my Skillet Chicken Pot Pie made and baked in its own cast iron skillet. It’s a new spin on a traditional pot pie recipe which bakes in only 30 minutes!

Recipe Card

chicken pot hand pies with a fork taking a bite on the top

Chicken Pot Hand Pies

Flaky, creamy and oh so dreamy...Chicken Pot Handpies are perfect for on-the-go families, or served with a mixed green salad for dinner.
5 from 8 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 537kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.

Ingredients

  • 1 puff pastry sheet thawed
  • 1 cup rotisserie chicken cubed
  • 4 oz. sour cream
  • ½ can 10 oz cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables steamed 5 minutes
  • ½ small sweet onion diced
  • ¼ tsp. dried Italian herbs
  • dash of garlic powder
  • dash of black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • egg wash one beaten egg + a little milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Roll out puff pastry sheet and cut into 8 rectangles with a pizza cutter.
  • Cube chicken and place in a large bowl.  
  • Add sour cream, chicken soup, steamed vegetables, onion and seasonings.  Mix well.
  • Spoon a generous amount of filling onto the middle of half of the puff pastry rectangles.
  • Stretch the other rectangles to fit over the ones with filling.  Press around edges to seal.
  • Press the tines of a fork around each pastry to close together.
  • Prick top of each pastry with a fork or knife to create a vent for steam.
  • Brush pastries with egg wash.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes until crispy and golden brown.

Notes

  • You can freeze these pastries after cooking and enjoy later. To reheat, allow to thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes until heated throughout.  Cover lightly with aluminum foil to keep pastry from over cooking. 
  • I recommend you purchase puff pastry in a single roll. Make sure you use actual puff pastry and not crescent rolls or phyllo dough. I use Wewalka brand and it turns out perfectly every time.
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Nutrition

Calories: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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25 Comments

  1. This recipe makes 4 pot pies. Would you recommend doubling (or even tripling) the recipe for a family of 4 (including a teenage boy)?

    1. Hi Sean! A family of four with a teenage boy sounds fun! Yes, doubling it would be good if you added a salad or vegetable on the side.

  2. I used Pepperidge Farm puff pastry, preheated to 425, and after about 13 minutes they were absolutely BLACK on the bottom. Like, thick black crust. My wife came home and said “you cooked puff pastry at 425 for 20 minutes??”. I said no, only 13, but she seemed to think that was way too hot/long also. Maybe 325 for 20?? Because the top layer was still not cooked through (the top was getting crispy but was raw next to the filling).

    But don’t get me wrong – the taste was good, we just ate them with a spoon from the top down and didn’t get near the bottom.

    Do you think it’s a temp difference or maybe a difference with this specific brand of puff pastry?

    1. Hi Sean. My recommended puff pastry is Wewalka. Puff pastry needs to be cooked at a high temperature in order to puff up. Wewalka recommends cooking it at 425 degrees. What does Pepperidge Farm recommend? If you use a different type of pastry, I recommend following their package directions for best results.

  3. 5 stars
    Delicious! I used Pepperidge Farm puff pastry and didn’t have any problems.
    I think I will experiment and try to come up with a curried chicken version.
    Thank you for sharing and thank you to my brother Raymond who shared this recipe yesterday!

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