Simple Chicken Recipe – Chicken Pies In A Pocket

This recipe is easy to make and a great substitute for the prepacked ‘pockets’ you buy in stores. I will usually bake half of them for dinner and freeze the rest. These are a great idea for lunches because they are good at room temperature.

(printable recipe click here)


  • 1 heaping cup of cooked shredded chicken – I buy bulk bags of frozen chicken tenders, I normally can get 1 cup of cooked shredded chicken from 4 to 5 tenders.
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup diced celery or one stalk
  • 1/3 cup diced carrots or one carrot
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cup of poaching liquid used to cook chicken
  • Easy Pastry Dough


  • Place chicken in enough water to cover, about 3 cups, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook thoroughly. Remove chicken, season with a dash of salt and pepper and continue to cook liquid until reduced by half. You should end up with 1 1/2 cups of liquid. If you have precooked chicken you may use 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth instead.

onion carrots and celery

  • To make filling- melt butter in a sauce pan and add chopped onion, celery and carrots. Saute for 2 minutes. Add flour and salt, stirring for 1 minute. Add Parmesan cheese and poaching liquid/broth. Stir until thickened. Add shredded chicken and sour cream. Remove from heat and refrigerate to cool

thickened filling

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Butter or line a baking sheet.

roll out dough disk

  • Working with one dough disk at a time, on a floured surface roll out until 12″ round using a floured rolling pin. Cut out circles- I used a small bowl. Re-roll scraps of dough and cut remaining circles. Each disk of dough should give you 5 circles = 10 pies.

ready for the oven or freezer

  • On each circle add 1/4 cup of cooled filling to one side, wet the edges of the circle with water, fold the dough over to form a half circle. Seal the edges with a fork. Cut a small slit on top of the pie to vent.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Be sure to check out my other recipes here

recipe was adapted from mad hungry 

About Angie

Hi I’m Angie. I started Naturally Frugal Homemaker to share how I found a more natural, frugal and simple lifestyle. I love to cook, so I will be sharing my recipes too. My recipes aren’t limited to food either. I have several DIY cleaners and beauty recipes to share. Saving money, feeding my family good food and leading a simple happy life are my passions.
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