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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 532.9
  • Total Fat: 31.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 101.4 mg
  • Sodium: 374.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 25.0 g

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Everyday Food Chicken and Sweet Potato Hand Pies

Submitted by: MEGS81

Introduction

This recipe is from Martha Stewart's "Everyday Food" magazine. It sounds deceptively simple when you read it, but it's not - especially if you've never worked with phyllo dough (like me!). However, it's not terribly difficult. I entered the calorie info myself, since their calculations just didn't sound right given the ingredients (I was right).


I doubled the spices and also, I used the 1/2 cup heavy cream that the recipe calls for, but you could really get away with no heavy cream, or 1/4 cup. 1/2 cup was a LOT.

Prep time is based on the ingredients for the pies being pre-cooked. Roast the sweet potatoes or squash and grill or bake the chicken the day before you want to have these, if you don't have time in the afternoon to start dinner early. Toss the potatoes/squash with 2 tsp olive oil (included in calorie count) and roast in 400-degree oven until tender, about 25-30 minutes.
This recipe is from Martha Stewart's "Everyday Food" magazine. It sounds deceptively simple when you read it, but it's not - especially if you've never worked with phyllo dough (like me!). However, it's not terribly difficult. I entered the calorie info myself, since their calculations just didn't sound right given the ingredients (I was right).


I doubled the spices and also, I used the 1/2 cup heavy cream that the recipe calls for, but you could really get away with no heavy cream, or 1/4 cup. 1/2 cup was a LOT.

Prep time is based on the ingredients for the pies being pre-cooked. Roast the sweet potatoes or squash and grill or bake the chicken the day before you want to have these, if you don't have time in the afternoon to start dinner early. Toss the potatoes/squash with 2 tsp olive oil (included in calorie count) and roast in 400-degree oven until tender, about 25-30 minutes.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    For Filling:
    2 cups cubed roasted sweet potatoes or squash (about 3 cups raw)
    1/2 cup heavy cream
    1/2 tsp ground coriander (doubled amount)
    1/2 tsp ground cumin (doubled amount)
    coarse salt (e.g. Kosher) and ground black pepper, to taste
    2 cups cooked chicken, cut into bite sized pieces (about 11-12 oz cooked, so perhaps 1 lb raw)

    For pastry:
    all purpose flour, for rolling
    1 sheet frozen puff pastry (I used Pepperidge Farm) - defrosted for 40 minutes
    1 large egg, lightly beaten

Directions

1. About 20-30 minutes before you are going to start putting the pies together, take one sheet of puff pastry out of the freezer to thaw. (Needs to thaw about 40 mins total, or you can do in the microwave very carefully)

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, mash sweet potatoes with a fork or potato masher. Add cream, coriander, and cumin; stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

3. On a floured work surface, roll out puff pastry to a 12-inch square and cut into 4 squares. Divide sweet potato mixture among the bottom right corners of squares, leaving a 1/2 inch border. Top each with 1/2 cup chicken and brush edges of squares with some egg. Fold top halves of squares over filling to make a triangle, then crimp edges with a fork. With a sharp knife, cut vents in pastry and brush with remaining egg.

4. Carefully transfer pies to a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden and crisp, about 30 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 pies.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MEGS81.






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  • The name grabbed me. I only wish there were more directions. - 8/30/10

    Reply from MEGS81 (8/30/10)
    Sorry, CIVIAV! I just entered calorie info and shared it so my husband can put it in his tracker. I'll add directions. Some things need tinkering still...


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