This fun recipe is a combination of two of my favorite comfort foods, buffalo chicken wings and pie, all packaged up into a neat little hand pie. These are really quick and easy to make. Spicy buffalo chicken is mellowed with cream cheese and blue cheese. Served with carrots, celery and blue cheese dressing, this is perfect for a party appetizer or just serve as dinner. My kids are always happy to have any chance to eat with their hands. And my husband is excited to have a few of these for easy to pack lunches.
You can have these made in about 30 mins. I’ve got a couple shortcuts to help you out. I’m usually a snob about pie crust, but I totally cheated and bought pre-made, store bought pastry, and my family didn’t even know. Also, let your grocery store roast the chicken for you, rotisserie chickens are the handiest thing to buy and they are delicious!
Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Hand Pies
- 1 rotisserie chicken
- 4 oz. cream cheese
- 1/2 cup Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wing Sauce
- 8 oz. package of blue cheese crumbles
- 1 package of prepared pie crust (found the refrigerator section)
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp water
- carrots, celery, and blue cheese salad dressing to garnish
Start by rolling out the pie crust (some already comes rolled out even). Using a bowl out cup as a guide, cut out 5 inch. diameter circles.
Remove the chicken from the bones and skin and shred the meat. Add the Buffalo Wing sauce to the chicken and toss to coat evenly.
Beat the egg and water with a fork to make an egg wash.
Brush around the edge of each circle of pastry with the egg wash. Spread about 1 tsp. of cream cheese, then a small scoop of the chicken and finally a generous sprinkling of the blue cheese on each circle. Place in the center and off to one side slightly.
Fold the pastry in half and gently press the sides together.
Using the prongs of a fork, press along the edge of the now half circle hand pie to seal the edges completely.
Prick the center of each hand pie a couple times with the fork to create a vent.
Transfer to parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 400 F oven for about 20 mins, or until they are golden brown. Serve warm with carrot sticks, celery and blue cheese salad dressing.
Sweet Baby Ray’s is more then just great BBQ sauce, they have so many great sauce options, like Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce and Honey Teriyaki Sauce, to name just a few. Be sure to check out their site for lots of great recipe ideas.
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