AHHHH Spring! Celebrate the First Day of Spring with Gluten-Free Prairie Chicken & Vegetable Hand Pies

“How do you know Spring is here?

You feel like whistling – even with a shoe full of Slush”


Gluten-Free Prairie Chicken & Vegetable Hand Pies
Cuisine: Main Course
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • One package Gluten-Free Prairie Fresh Pizza Dough (available in the deli case throughout Montana)
  • 1 TB Gluten-Free Prairie Oat Flour
  • 1½ pounds ground beef, chicken or turkey
  • I cup fresh green beans cut into ¼-in. pieces
  • ¾ cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1 TB each chopped fresh thyme & minced garlic, parsley
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1½ cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 large egg, beaten & 1 teaspoon water
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Heat 1 TB oil in heavy skillet. Saute chicken (or other protein) until cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside. Add remaining 1TB oil and heat over med high; add veggies, thyme, garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Stir in peas. Sprinkle in 2 TB oat flour; stir to coat. Add chicken stock and bring to boil. Cook 3-4 min until thickened. Fold in parsley.
  3. Whisk together egg and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl. Remove dough from refrigerator; let stand 5 minutes. Divide dough into equal portions (about 2 ounces each), shaping each into a ball. Roll each ball into a 6-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. (oat flour or corn starch) Spoon ⅓ cup chicken mixture onto center of each circle. Brush edges of dough circles with egg wash; fold dough over filling to form half-moons. Press edges together to seal. Brush remaining egg mixture over tops of pies and score tops to vent. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; lightly coat paper with cooking spray. Place pies on prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 400°F for 22 to 25 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Top with additional parsley, if desired.
  5. To FREEZE: Freeze on a baking sheet for 12 hours or until solid. Transfer to a ziplock plastic freezer bag; freeze up to 6 months.
  6. THAW: Not necessary! Bake straight from frozen.
As the days get warmer and longer, maximize your time with these delicious portable hand pies. A meal in a pie! These super healthy hand pies are sturdy enough to eat on-the-go and will pass the picky eaters test for sure. They can also be made ahead and kept frozen.

“Spring is the time of year when Summer is in the Sun and Winter is in the shade”

Charles Dickens


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Deb on combine



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