savory hand pies


1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)

2 sheets of pre-made puff pastry

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 small onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup cooked chicken, shredded

1 cup frozen mixed vegetables

1/4 cup chicken broth

1 teaspoon dried thyme

Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onion and minced garlic, and sauté until they become translucent and fragrant.

Add the shredded chicken, frozen mixed vegetables, chicken broth, dried thyme, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir everything together and cook for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and the flavors have melded. Remove from heat and let the filling cool slightly.

Unfold the puff pastry sheets and cut each sheet into equal-sized squares or rectangles, depending on the shape you prefer for your hand pies.

Place a spoonful of the chicken and vegetable filling onto one half of each pastry square or rectangle, leaving a small border around the edges.

Fold the other half of the pastry over the filling to create a pocket. Press the edges together with your fingers or a fork to seal the hand pie.

Transfer the hand pies to the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with the beaten egg to give them a golden and glossy finish.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the hand pies are puffed up and golden brown.

Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.

These savory hand pies are delicious as a snack or a light meal. Feel free to customize the filling with your favorite ingredients, such as ground meat, cheese, or different vegetables. Enjoy!

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