Chicken pot pie is my favorite comfort food and these fun Homemade Hot Pockets are a great way to change it up a bit and make it fun for the kids.
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Pockets (Printable Recipe Below)
For the filling:
- 3 cooked chicken breasts chopped into bite sized pieces
- 1 family size cream of chicken soup
- 1 16oz. bag frozen mixed vegetables (I like corn, carrots and green beans)
For the crust:
- 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 Tbs. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 16 Tbs. (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
- 6-10 Tbs. very cold water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. If your chicken isn’t already cooked, boil it in water with salt for about 30 minutes until cooked all the way through. Cut into bite size pieces. Mix the chicken with the soup and vegetables in a large bowl and set aside.
Now make the pie dough. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar and salt. Using a pastry cutter or 2 knives, cut the butter into the flour mixture until the texture resembles coarse cornmeal, with butter pieces no larger than small peas.
Add the water and mix with a fork just until the dough pulls together.
Pull out a piece of dough smaller than a baseball but bigger than a golf ball. Pat into a ball and flatten into a disk. Lightly flour the work surface, then flatten the disk with 6 to 8 gentle taps of the rolling pin. Lift the dough and give it a quarter turn. Lightly dust the top of the dough or the rolling pin with flour as needed, then roll out into a round at least 8 inches in diameter and about 1/8 inch thick. This makes enough dough for about 8 hotpockets.
Add filling to the center of the pie crust.
With your fingers, rub water on one half of the dough’s edge so the other side of the dough will stick to it. Fold one side of the circle over the dough and press closed. Cut away extra dough.
Using a fork, press into the edge of the dough to help it stick.
Add to a baking sheet and continue with the rest of the dough and filling.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or until dough starts browning and is cooked in the middle. Enjoy!
I hope your family enjoys these as much as my family did!