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Air Fryer Chicken Pot Pie Puff Pastry

Here is an easy air fryer chicken pot pie puff pastry recipe! It’s a great way to use rotisserie leftover chicken or turkey after the holidays are over. 

Air Fryer Chicken Pot Pie Puff Pastry

You’ve got to try these chicken pot pie puff pastry bites made in a muffin tin or air fryer!! With both of us working it is hard to think of what to do for dinner.  Originally sponsored by Pepperidge Farm, revised and updated with air fryer recipe method. (originally published 6/15, affiliate links present)

Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry

My little 6 year old and my husband’s friends who came over to watch the game and they both raved about these! They’re a great hearty appetizer using leftover turkey for sure. Use rotisserie chicken too for some finger foods year round.  Either way this is delicious.

Yes you may have tried making an air fryer frozen pot pie before and that was great. Skip the pan entirely with these chicken hand pies because this way you can eat the whole thing!! And they’re a great grab and go lunch when you’re on the go.

If you love easy air fryer recipes too, here are some resources to start with:

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Air Fryer Chicken Hand Pie

Here are all the ingredients you will need for chicken pot pie muffins. Super simple right??!! This is why Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry is my “go to” when it comes to easy and really yummy meals! It is super easy to just defrost, cut, spoon in your ingredients, and they puff up looking pretty in the oven!

  • Just grab a cooked chicken (I use rotisserie a lot because it is already done and ready to create)
    • or leftover chicken breasts are wonderful too, I hate wasting food
  • You can use canned and drained mixed vegetables like Veg All
  • A roll of frozen puff pastry sheets, left on the countertop beforehand to get closer to room temperature so it unfolds easier
  • Some condensed cream of chicken or mushroom soup for creaminess
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • A whisked egg wash for the top so it gets shiny and pretty, optional

Sometimes I like some dill and garlic powder in the mix too, use your favorite seasonings really.

Air Fryer Chicken Hand Pie

Meat Hand Pie

Just take the chicken off the bone and cut it up into bite size pieces! Add all the other ingredients together and you are on to your next step!

  • You can find it in your local grocery store’s freezer aisle for under $5.  It’s really reasonable, you know how I love inexpensive meal ideas. Remember you need a little bit of time for it to defrost first.

It takes about 30 minutes once you take it out of the freezer to be just right. Begin cutting it into just the right shape. Use a glass for round if you’re adding into a muffin tin or a rectangle like you see here for your Ninja Foodi or other hot air machine.

Air Fryer Chicken Pot Pie Hand Pies

I had some mushrooms in the fridge so I decided to add these to the mixture this time too. I have used dried cranberries and/or walnuts at times too! This is a great dinnertime meal or after Thanksgiving when you have all that extra turkey. Just substitute the chicken for leftover turkey and you have yourself a great meal.

Meat Hand Pie
What is the meat in hand pies made of?

You literally could use anything. We show you here how to use precooked chicken with a pot pie style filling. If you wanted a taco style I’d use browned ground beef with seasoning and diced onions. Puff pastry works best for the crust. You can bake or air fry like we did here.

Chicken Turnovers

  • Put the vegetable mix (from a can or frozen) into a bowl. Add shredded cooked chicken and cream of chicken. Salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything thoroughly and try the filling. If needed, add salt or pepper.
  • Unroll the dough and cut into 4 rectangles. On half of each piece of dough, put 2-3 tbsp fillings. Cover the filling with the second half of the dough, seal the edges with your fingers and also using a fork.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with olive oil oil so they don’t stick. Place the pies inside, brush with the beaten egg on top. Cut two slits on the surface of the dough so that hot air gets inside and the cake bakes faster from the inside.
    • Bake at 340 F for 7-8 minutes until golden brown.
  • Use a spatula to carefully flip each one over and air fry for about 2 more minutes or until pastry is golden browned, no longer sticky, and insides are warmed.

I basically use the same ingredients that are in our simple chicken pot pie recipe here. These are a bit like air fryer empanadas but using a different dough.

Air Fryer Chicken Pot Pie Hand Pies

Chicken Pot Pie Hand Pies in Oven

If you wanted to bake these on a baking sheet you could do that as well. Timing will more than double but works just as well. Use the same filling and directions above as to how these are made. Instead of using a hot air machine though, preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

  • Line your sheet pan with parchment paper
  • Lay filled chicken turnovers down, make two slits each and brush with egg wash
  • Bake for about 25 minutes or until tops are golden
  • Total comfort food either way you make them.

If you want to make these as a muffin tin recipe we have those directions below the printable recipe card for you to follow.

Once you’ve made this you can make, this fruit strudel pastry, and check out air fryer apple turnovers wit pie filling. For dinner our chicken pot pie casserole is a killer meal too.

puff pastry strudel

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Chicken Pot Pie Puff Pastry

Chicken pot pie puff pastry in air fryer! Great way to use rotisserie chicken or leftover ham or turkey after the holidays are over.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, chicken pot pie, hand pies, meat, puff pastry, turnovers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 196kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Instructions

  • Put the vegetable mix (from a can or frozen) into a bowl. Add shredded cooked chicken and cream of chicken. Salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything thoroughly and try the filling. If needed, add salt or pepper.
  • Unroll the dough and cut into 4 rectangles. On half of each piece of dough, put 2-3 tbsp fillings. Cover the filling with the second half of the dough, seal the edges with your fingers and also using a fork.
  • Grease the air fryer grate with oil so they don't stick. Place the pies inside, brush with the beaten egg on top. Cut two slits on the surface of the dough so that hot air gets inside and the cake bakes faster from the inside. Bake at 340 F for 7-8 minutes until golden brown.
  • Use a spatula to carefully flip each one over and air fry for about 2 more minutes or until dough is browned, no longer sticky, and insides are warmed.

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Nutrition Facts
Chicken Pot Pie Puff Pastry
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 67mg2%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 637IU13%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Chicken pot pie with puff pastry top and bottom

chicken pot pie with puff pastry in muffin tin

If you want to make chicken pot pie with puff pastry in muffin tin, this is how. Use a drinking glass to gently press through the dough. Take the circle out and place on the bottom of each muffin cup in the pan.

  • There will be enough for all 12 spots using both sheets in the package.
  • Spray the cups inside your muffin pan with non stick so they come out easily.
  • Take puff pastry out of freezer and put on counter for about 30 minutes to defrost to room temperature, then unfold and lay flat.
  • Mix inside ingredients together in a bowl well and spoon into each muffin tin hole until all are filled.
  • You can add another circle of puff pastry on top if you want or leave them open.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes or until golden brown on the top

You can see here how the dough comes up slightly on the sides. Once it cooks it will puff up to create a cup that holds the chicken and you can hold as well.

  • I added some football shaped tops to some and covered others completely using the dough that was left. It depends on the occasion as to which way I do it. Leaving it open entirely is good too.
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