Cheesy Chicken Turnovers

These Cheesy Chicken Turnovers are one of my favorite weeknight dinners. This dinner is made in just one hour, so it’s perfect for busy nights. The flakey and buttery crust on these turnovers is delicious. I can’t wait for you to try it!

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Why Make Cheesy Chicken Turnovers

  • Easy dinner idea
  • Made in an hour
  • Simple ingredients
  • Easy directions
  • Family-friendly
  • Budget-friendly

Ingredients Needed:

Meat – Chicken

Produce – Tomato

Dairy – Salted butter, shredded cheddar cheese, sliced American cheese, milk

Seasoning – Garlic powder, salt, pepper

Pantry – Flour, sugar, mayonnaise

Other – Cold water

How to Make Cheesy Chicken Turnovers

To make your pie crust, combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Then, slowly cut in your softened butter with a fork and slowly add in about 1/4 cup of water.

Now, you’ll form 1 ball of of dough and roll it into a large rectangular shape on a parchment lined baking sheet. You can set your crust aside.

To make your filling, combine your chopped chicken, tomato, cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and place everything on one side of your pie crust. Top it with your American cheese slices.

Next, fold your pie crust over the filling, press the edges with a fork, and poke holes in top of the turnover using a fork.

Now, brush the top of your turnover with your milk and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until it’s golden brown. Enjoy!

More Easy Dinner Ideas to Try!

Grilled Greek Chicken – Bring Greek cuisine right to your kitchen with this dinner!

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Cheesy Chicken Turnovers

Cheesy Chicken Turnovers

Crust Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

I love this Cheesy Chicken Turnover Recipe - the flakey buttery crust is SO delicious!!


Pie Crust

  • 2½ Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1½ tsp. Sugar
  • 1 Cup (2 sticks) Chilled and Softened, Salted Butter
  • ¼ Cup COLD Water


  • 2 Cups Chicken, Cooked & Chopped
  • ¾ Cup Chopped Tomato
  • ½ Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Pepper
  • ¼ tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 6 Slices of American Cheese or Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Milk


    Pie Crust

    1. Combine Flour, Sugar, and Salt in a Bowl
    2. Slowly Cut in Softened Butter with a Fork
    3. Slowly add in about ¼ Cup Water
    4. Form 1 Ball of Dough
    5. Roll into a Large Rectangular Shape on Parchment Lined Baking Sheet
    6. Set Pie Crust Aside


    1. Combine Chopped Chicken, Tomato, Cheddar Cheese, Mayonnaise, Salt, Pepper, & Garlic Powder
    2. Place Filling onto One Side of Pie Crust and Top with American Cheese slices
    3. Fold Over Pie Crust Over Turnover Filling Press Edges with a Fork and Poke Holes in the top of the turnover using a fork
    4. Brush the top of the pie crust with the 2 Tbsp. of Milk and a Pastry Brush
    5. Bake at 375 Degrees for 45 Minutes or until Golden Brown
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 598Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 907mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 28g

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