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Onatrio Apple Growers - Apple Chicken TurnoversThis recipe for the short-of-time cook turns store-bought (or leftover) roast chicken, fresh Ontario apples and frozen pie crusts into flaky bundles perfect for entertaining or tucking into lunch boxes.

24 turnovers

Ontario Apple Chicken Turnovers
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  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup (250 mL) cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 cup (250 mL) lightly packed grated Ontario Apples (about two apples)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded old Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) minced green onion
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 4 frozen prepared deep dish pie crusts, thawed
  • 1 egg yolk whisked with 1 tbsp (15 mL) water


  1. Before you begin: Preheat oven to 425°F (225°C)
  2. In medium bowl, combine chicken, apple, cheese, green onion, salt and pepper.
  3. Place thawed crust on a lightly floured surface and using a 3-inch (7.5 cm) round cookie-cutter, cut 5 rounds from each pie crust. Using a rolling pin, re-roll scraps and cut 4 more rounds.
  4. Place 2 tbsp (30 mL) of filling in the centre of each round, fold round in half and pinch slightly to secure. Using the tines of a fork, crimp around edge of turnover to prevent filling from spilling out and arrange on a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining rounds and filling (you will have to use two baking sheets). With a sharp paring knife, cut a small slit in the top of each turnover and brush with egg mixture.
  5. Bake turnovers in preheated oven until golden, about 12 minutes.


Chef Tip: Don’t have a cooked chicken on hand? An equal amount of roasted sliced or shaved turkey from your deli can be easily substituted.

Variety Tip: For best results, use Ontario Empire, Crispin, Idared, Golden Delicious, Cortland or Spartan apples.

Recipe courtesy of onapples.com

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