Southern Fried Chicken Pasties
 
A Southern twist to an English dish! English Pasties get a taste of the south with mashed potatoes, country style gravy and bacon!
Ingredients
  • ½ lb. chicken cubed
  • 4 thick slices of bacon diced
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tbsp of BBQ sauce (seriously this is what helped caramelize the onions, give it more of a kick making it less of the fake south (Arkansas) and more of a real southern flavor)
  • 2 cups of mashed potatoes
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  • For Country Gravy
  • 2 TBSP of bacon drippings
  • 2-4 TBSP of flour
  • 1 pint of whole milk
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp paprika
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  • package of pie dough
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350'F
  2. Heat up the frying pan and add chopped bacon cook stirring/tossing till just crispy. Put a ½ tablspoon of the grease aside for sauteing the chicken and onions.
  3. Remove with tongs, adding extra oil if the bacon grease is not enough (I always have bacon grease on hand, I live with a southerner!) Chop bacon into smaller pieces after cooling.
  4. Add the flour slowly whisking until you have your rue. Add milk gradually, again whisking until smooth. Add paprika, salt and pepper. (We use a LOT of pepper and I freshly grind it) and keep whisking till completely blended and thickens.
  5. Move to a back burner and set it on low so the gravy cools down a bit but does not congeal.
  6. Meanwhile add the remaining bacon grease into another frying pan with burner on medium, adding any additional oil you need.
  7. Add cubed chicken and onions sauteing together for til chicken is no longer pink. Add the BBQ sauce and mix completely cooking till the onions begin to caramelize then add the bacon to blend flavors. Removed from stove top.
  8. Take the pie dough and cut three 4-inch rounds (I used a cereal bowl and cut them the shapes out) and lay onto greased cookie pan.
  9. Spoon out 2 tbsp of chicken onto one side of each dough round, a spoon full of mashed potatoes on top of that and cover with gravy. Fold each over using a little water to seal and finishing the seal off with the edge of a fork, just like you would do a regular pie. Decorate with left over dough and water to seal. I sealed it with love!
  10. Bake for 20-30 minutes till browned.
Recipe by Cabin Goddess at http://cabingoddess.com/2014/04/12/k-kriss-kitchen-classic-southern-fried-chicken-pasties-atozchallenge/