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Savory Chicken Turnovers Recipe

With chicken, bacon, and loads of cheese, this savory chicken turnovers recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or get-togethers.

close up of chicken turnover with veggies on white plate

This chicken turnovers recipe is an excellent option if you have leftover chicken laying around and want to make something super delicious and simple. The fluffiness of pastry and crispness of bacon make these puff pastry turnovers a quick dish that can be served as an appetizer, snack, or main dish.

chicken turnover on white plate with veggies

Why We Love Savory Turnovers

These chicken turnovers were an instant hit with my family – even my kids! This is my go-to recipe when I need something easy to make. My kids like to help out too! You can use this as an appetizer or serve it with soup or salad. These puff pastry turnovers are a fulfilling meal on their own because of the generous filling of cheese, bacon, and chicken.

center of chicken turnover puff pastry

Ingredients for Savory Puff Pastry Turnovers

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • ½ pound of bacon
  • 1/2 pound of boneless chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Brie cheese (I like to use the individually wrapped triangles) 
  • Shredded swiss or gruyere cheese

How to Make Chicken Turnovers

  1. Crisp bacon to your preference and drain on a paper towel.
  2. Slice chicken into strips.
  3. In a medium saucepan, add olive oil and chicken breast strips—Cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Roll out the puff pastry and cut it into triangle shapes. You want to get about 8 triangles from 1 sheet. 
  6. Layer chicken and bacon onto 4 of the triangles of puff pastry.
  7. Add a wedge of brie and a generous pinch of shredded gruyere or swiss cheese.
  8. Top with the remaining 4 triangles of dough and press the edges together, like you might a pie crust.
  9. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden brown.
  10. Serve immediately. 
  11. Refrigerate any leftovers.

How to Store Puff Pastry Turnovers

When making savory puff pastry turnovers, you can make an extra batch and freeze it for days when you don’t feel like cooking but still want to eat something yummy. Place the unbaked savory turnovers on a tray and stick them in the freezer. Let them freeze solid, then transfer them to a zip lock bag or an airtight container. They can be stored in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re ready to bake them, preheat the oven to 350 °F and place them into the oven and bake until they are fluffy and golden. It usually takes around 35-40 mins.

chicken turnovers on white plate with vegetables

Chicken Pot Pie Turnovers

Flaky on the outside and savory on the inside – these delicious chicken turnovers are a must-try recipe if you enjoy easy-to-make recipes. There are many ways to change up these puff pastry turnovers if you want to try something a little different. You can add some vegetables to make them a little more nutritious and get your children to eat their veggies. You can also add beef to make flavorful beef turnovers or even add in some eggs to make breakfast turnovers!

overhead view of chicken turnover with vegetables on white plate

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chicken turnovers with vegetables on white plate
Yield: 4 servings

Savory Chicken Turnovers Recipe

With chicken, bacon, and loads of cheese, this savory chicken turnover recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or get-togethers.

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • ½ pound of bacon
  • 1/2 pound of boneless chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Brie cheese (I like to use the individually wrapped triangles)
  • Shredded swiss or gruyere cheese

Instructions

    1. Crisp bacon to your preference and drain on a paper towel.
    2. Slice chicken into strips.
    3. In a medium saucepan add olive oil and chicken breast strips. Cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes or until cooked through.
    4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    5. Roll out the puff pastry and cut into triangle shapes. You want to get about 8 triangles from 1 sheet.
    6. Layer chicken and bacon onto 4 of the triangles of puff pastry.
    7. Add a wedge of brie and a generous pinch of shredded gruyere or swiss cheese.
    8. Top with the remaining 4 triangles of dough and press the edges together, like you might a pie crust.
    9. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden brown.
    10. Serve immediately. Refrigerate any leftovers.

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