Contest-Winning Curried Chicken Turnovers Recipe
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Contest-Winning Curried Chicken Turnovers Recipe

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You'll want to try these party-perfect turnovers. My guests enjoy the delicious curried chicken. Plus, the puff pastry makes for an elegant snack.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon water

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 132 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 127 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute the celery, onion and carrot in butter for 4-6 minutes or until tender. Stir in the flour, curry powder and salt until blended. Add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in the chicken, sour cream and yogurt.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll each pastry sheet into a 12-in. x 10-in. rectangle. With a floured 3-in. round cookie cutter, cut out 12 circles from each rectangle. Place 2 teaspoons chicken mixture on one side of each circle. Moisten edges with water; fold dough over filling. Press edges with a fork to seal.
  3. Place 1 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. In a small bowl, beat egg yolk and water; brush over pastry. Bake at 400° for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Curried Chicken Turnovers in Country Woman November/December 2006, p29

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"This recipe should read 2 TABLESPOONS of filling per circle. I used 2 teaspoons for the first dozen and had way too much filling leftover for the second dozen. The ingredients add up to 3 cups of filling, which is 48 tablespoons.

Other than the typo, my husband and I really enjoyed these. He burned his tongue because he was so excited to eat them he didn't wait for them to cool a bit."

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