Day 4 of “Damn Chicken” – Stuff it in a crust.

Another night, more chicken. I was trying to decide what to do and when I opened the refrigerator I saw that I had spinach, zucchini, mushrooms and ricotta. I even had premade pie crusts and pine nuts. My very next thought was “Stuff it in a crust”.
What happened? I made 2 types of little chicken “pies”. I make them with beef and mushrooms, why not try chicken and vegetables?
This is SO EASY and so much can be done with it.

This time I used cooked chicken, spinach, ricotta, pine nuts, mushrooms and zucchini.

Today’s Filling Recipes:
1 Cup Cooked Chicken – Chopped
1 Cup Low Fat Ricotta
1 Cup Cooked Spinach
1/4 Cup (more or less depending on taste) Toasted Pine Nuts
Salt, Pepper and Garlic to Taste

Mix it all in a bowl and season to taste.

1/2 Cup Cooked Chicken – Chopped
1 Large Zucchini – Cooked and Diced
1/2 Cup Sautéed Crimini Mushrooms (or mushrooms of choice)
Salt, Pepper & Garlic to Taste

Again, Mix it all together and season to taste.

Roll out a premade pie crust, cut to desired size. I used a biscuit cutter but would like something a bit bigger.


Put a little bit of the chicken mixture in the middle of one round of the pie crust.

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Fold over and use a fork to pinch closed.

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Brush with egg wash.


Sprinkle with sea salt.

Pop them in an oven preheated per the pastry package directions. Pay attention to them. If you’ve rolled them thin like I did, they won’t take long to cook.

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Each of these recipe fillings will make a dozen or so little “pies”. Great appetizers or make them bigger as part of a main course.

One more way to eat chicken without it being JUST CHICKEN.

Other thoughts I had were chicken with bbq sauce, bacon & cheddar or chicken, broccoli & cheese or even chicken green beans and mushrooms. You could even do it as a breakfast pie with scrambled eggs, chicken, cheese and maybe bacon too. The possibilities are endless (sort of)

So, take that leftover chicken and “Stuff it in a crust”.

Little note on these little “pies” – I took 18 of them to the office and they were gone by 10:30 in the morning.
These make really great appetizers for a crowd. Easy, light, flakey and DELICIOUS!

They were great with a beer too! 🙂


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