These little hand pies are just the perfect idea to keep around in the fridge when you are feeling like digging into some grub. It’s quick and stress-free to prepare and can even be prepared quicker if you have pastry and leftover chicken in hand.
This is where this recipe sprouts from – leftovers. Oh the joy. I had half a roasted chicken leftover and found some leftover pastry in the freezer from pies I had made the other day. It was just natural to combine the two with spicy sweet chili sauce (my other addiction).
Serve these little bites for a savoury snack after lunch; it is also a great recipe to save when you need ideas for a picnic lunch or a camping trip. They freeze very well and can be served hot or cold.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius, this recipe yields two dozen hand pies, depending on the size of your cutter.
These flavorsome Sweet Chili & Chicken Hand Pies didn’t last long when hubby arrived home from work. You can also substitute the sweet chili sauce with any other sauce you like – like chutney or HP sauce. It is also a great way to let the kids help in the kitchen. What child doesn’t like pastry right? Hope you enjoy!