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Curried Chicken Turnovers

Whenever I have leftover chicken, these turnovers are on the menu. The tasty secret is in the curry. —Laverne Kohut, Manning, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 cup finely chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashews or peanuts
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Pastry for double-crust pie
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten


  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Divide dough into eight portions.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 5-in. circle. Place about 1/4 cup filling on one side. Moisten edges of pastry with water. Fold dough over filling; press edges with a fork to seal.
  • Place on greased baking sheets. Brush with egg. Cut 1/2-in. slits in top of each. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 turnover: 512 calories, 37g fat (17g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 526mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.
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  • Mary
    May 16, 2020

    I have made these 3 times, first according to directions. I found them to be a little dry for my liking and wasn’t crazy about the crust. Second time, I used half mayonnaise and half Greek yogurt, a pinch more curry powder, 1/4 c chopped celery, and my breadstick recipe. This was so much better but still a little dry but the family liked it more. Third time bumped up the yogurt again and less mayonnaise, little more curry powder, a little more celery (they liked the taste of the celery with the apple), and because I had leftover homemade pizza dough from the night before, I used that. It was FANTASTIC. This is what they are yelling for now. Thank you so much for this recipe. I’m not sure others would find my substitutions to their liking but we did and recipe update has gone in my rotation with another dinner of them tonight.

  • ColleenaG
    Jan 28, 2014

    In the words of our 20 month old grandson, "oh wow"! These are so good. I used a prepared crust and a round cookie cutter to make them as appetizers. I will make them again.

  • MrsOblivious
    Oct 22, 2012

    This recipe has become a staple in our household, and has impressed many guests. I use storebought pie dough cut in half, so my turnovers are shaped a little funny, but it makes them so much easier. I often make a big batch of the filling and stick it in the freezer, then I just put the turnovers together and throw them in the oven anytime I need a meal that's easy to prepare. I also add a drained can of mushrooms to mine, which makes it even better!