Gluten Free Simply Samosas Recipe

by Carol Kicinski on May 21, 2012

Post image for Gluten Free Simply Samosas Recipe I need your help! I created this pretty fab gluten free recipe but I just don’t know what to name it! Most of us can just make a recipe and call it “dinner”, no such luck for a recipe developer and food blogger.

This is where you and your help come in - I am having a contest – whoever comes up with the best name for this recipe will win a case of Chebe Garlic-Onion Breadstick Mix!

First let me tell you a little about the recipe. I started out making a filling of ground chicken, onions, carrots, curry powder, mango chutney (I made mine using my homemade mango chutney but store bought is just fine) and coconut milk. Then I used Chebe Garlic-Onion Breadstick Mix to make a pastry. I added some more garlic and some ground cumin to give it the flavor of the flat Indian bread called “naan”. I stuffed the filling into the pastry, baked it up and also made a quick riata (and Indian condiment made with yogurt, cucumbers and mint).

The result is a tasty little gluten free (and dairy free) pastry with all the flavors of an Indian meal, all wrapped up in a little package.

I think that if you want to introduce children to more exotic flavors in their dining experiences, this is a good way to start. The curry filling is flavorful but not spicy (although if you want more heat, you could always just add more curry powder), there is a touch of sweetness in the filling from the carrots and raisins (in the chutney) and they are just plain fun to eat! And you know, Indian food is SO popular these days!

I love everything about this recipe except one thing – I couldn’t figure out an appropriate name!

So here’s the challenge – read through the recipe and come up with a fun, creative, clever name for it.

You can enter as many as 10 names if you like but they all have to be different and submitted in individual comments.

You have until Monday, June 4th, midnight (EST) to enter in your name(s). The next day, I will pick a winner and officially change the name of this recipe. The winner will be announced in this post plus I will send them an email.

This isn’t random or computer generated! I am picking the name I like best! Flattery will not help, but it won’t hurt either. :)

The winner will receive a case (that is 8 boxes) of Chebe Garlic-Onion Breadstick Mix. I will send you an email to get your shipping address.

I can only ship to an address in the United States. If you live in another country, you can go ahead and enter, but you need to provide me with a U.S. shipping address.

For all the official rules, go here.

So, what would you name this gluten free recipe?

UPDATE!  Thank you to everyone who entered such fun, creative names.  Picking a winner was HARD!!!   So (drum roll please) the winning name for this recipe is…Simply Samosas submitted by Tina D.  Congratulations Tina, you have just won a whole case of Chebe Breadstick Mix, enjoy!

Name The Gluten Free Recipe

Gluten Free Simply Samosas Recipe

Ingredients

3 tablespoons coconut oil – use divided
½ cup finely diced carrots (1 carrot)
½ cup finely diced onion (1/4 of a medium sized onion)
¾ pound ground chicken
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt plus more for the pastry
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon curry powder (more if you want it spicy)
¾ cup coconut milk
½ cup mango chutney (with raisins)
1 box Chebe Garlic-Onion Breadsticks Mix
3 large eggs
2 garlic cloves, finely minced or grated
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ seedless cucumber
1 cup plain Greek Yogurt (non-fat, low-fat, regular or dairy free)
¼ cup fresh mint leaves, minced

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.

Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a large skillet with a lid over medium heat. Add the carrots and onion and cook until the onions start to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken, 1 teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper and the curry powder; raise the heat to medium-high and cook, breaking up the chicken with a spatula or potato masher, until no longer pink, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the coconut milk and chutney, stir to combine, lower the heat back to medium, put the lid on the pan and cook until the liquid is absorbed and the carrots are fork tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly while making the dough.

Put the Chebe Garlic-Onion Breadsticks Mix in a mixing bowl, add 2 eggs, the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (liquefied), ¼ cup of water, garlic and ground cumin and stir to combine. The mixture will be clumpy. Dump the mixture onto a clean work surface and knead by hand until the dough is smooth. Divide into 4 equal sized pieces. Place a piece of waxed or parchment paper on a flat surface, roll one dough portion into a ball, top with another piece of waxed or parchment paper and roll into a 7 inch circle. Lift the top piece of paper from the dough, place ¼ of the chicken mixture on the bottom half of the dough circle, leaving a ½ inch border. Fold the dough over the filling forming a half circle, press the edges together and crimp with the tines of a fork. Using the bottom piece of paper to help you, gently flip the pastry into one hand then place it flat (un-crimped) side down on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.

Beat the remaining egg with 1 teaspoon water and brush on top of the pastries. Sprinkle with a little salt and bake for 40 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.

While the pastries are baking, make the riata. Peel the cucumber and grate it into a paper or kitchen towel. Squeeze out the excess liquid and place in a mixing bowl. Add the yogurt and mint leaves and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Servings

A gluten free recipe that makes 4 servings.

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{ 98 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa R May 21, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Chicken Curry Pockets, or curry pasties. Actually, they sound divine.

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Shelly Einhorn May 21, 2012 at 9:41 pm

This looks so delicious have to try these this week! Toasty Mangoed Punjabi Pockets

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Hazel C May 21, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Gluten Free Indian Pasty’s. Spin off on hand held savory pastries served to workers in England!

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AmandaonMaui May 21, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Curried Chicken Pasties.

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AmandaonMaui May 21, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Punjab Pasties.

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AmandaonMaui May 21, 2012 at 10:22 pm

What’s the hurry, chicken curry? Chicken Cury to Go.

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Hollie Sturgeon May 21, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Curried Coconut Pastries and Fresh Raita

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Hollie Sturgeon May 21, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Curry-Coconut Samosas

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Hollie Sturgeon May 21, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Coconut Curry and Mango Samosas (sounds summery!)

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Hollie Sturgeon May 21, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Coconutty For Curry-Mango Samosas

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Hollie Sturgeon May 21, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Tangy Curry n’ Coconut Chicken Pockets

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Hollie Sturgeon May 21, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Spicy Curry Coconut Pockets with Cool Raita

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Pamela Erickson May 22, 2012 at 12:08 am

Curry Mango Chicken Pockets

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Pamela Erickson May 22, 2012 at 12:12 am

Chicken Chutney Pies

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Jenn May 22, 2012 at 3:01 am

They look good! I’d go with curried chicken empanadas. When I saw them I thought they immediately looked most like empanadas, just with a different flavor profile :)

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Barb Tipton May 22, 2012 at 6:06 am

Curried Chicken Samosas.

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Kim B May 22, 2012 at 6:55 am

GF Samosas to Go (chicken and mango curry) – you could easily change the ingredients and make a variety of types

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Tami F. May 22, 2012 at 7:08 am

They reminded me immediately of empanadas as well. How about Empanadas Indios de Carolina.

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Chris May 22, 2012 at 8:18 am

I like the empanada idea, too! Indian Empanadas?

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Chris May 22, 2012 at 8:19 am

Actually, kids might prefer Indian Hot Pockets!

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Linda May 22, 2012 at 9:06 am

I also immediately thought empanadas when I saw them (and before I saw Jenn’s comment!). Curried East Indian Empanadas. I’d make them with more veggies or tofu.

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Lisa V May 22, 2012 at 9:14 am

Gluten-Free Chicken Samosa Empanadas

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Erin Morley May 22, 2012 at 9:14 am

I say they should be called Indian Naanzerotti. P.S. can I come over for dinner sometime?

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Erin May 22, 2012 at 9:33 am

Handheld GF Indian Curry with Raita

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Collett May 22, 2012 at 9:37 am

Coconut Curry Calzones

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Collett May 22, 2012 at 9:40 am

Indian Empanadas with Cucumber Riata

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Jeanene May 22, 2012 at 9:47 am

How about Chicken Curry Pockets with Mint Yogurt Sauce.

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Nancy Cherven May 22, 2012 at 10:06 am

Golded Samosas Gluten Free

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Alta May 22, 2012 at 10:13 am

I’d call these dinner for sure! Or Curried Chicken Pockets. But there are many more creative ideas already shared! :) Love that you used the Chebe mix. I’ve only bought their hamburger bun mix before, and the texture is “stretchy” enough that I can imagine the breadstick mix works SO well for the pastry here. Great idea and super-creative recipe!

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Bren May 22, 2012 at 10:34 am

How about Chicken Mango EmpaNAANdas? Either way that’s going on the dinner rotation this week! YUMMMM!!!!!

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Alisa May 22, 2012 at 11:19 am

I vote for Indian Empanadas w/ Mango Chutney too :)

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Tamara Anderson May 22, 2012 at 11:27 am

Indian Pocket Pastry with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

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Tessa@The Domestic Diva May 22, 2012 at 11:44 am

(Savory) Indian Chicken Pockets w/ Mango Chutney

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Tessa@The Domestic Diva May 22, 2012 at 11:44 am

ps, i love your ingenuity!

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Jaydit May 22, 2012 at 11:49 am

Hurry, Chicken Curry Pockets!!

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tina May 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm

tropical pockets please. I’m on my way home from Hawaii and this reminds me of the tropics.

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Jule May 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Hot Whatever Pocket

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Jule May 22, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Main Meal Turnovers

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Aubrey May 22, 2012 at 4:57 pm

these look so hearty and flavorful! I would call them Savory Indian Pockets

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Jule May 22, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Meal To-Go

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Jule May 22, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Pot Pie Pocket

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Jule May 22, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Your Choice Pocket

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Jule May 22, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Make Ahead Pocket

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Jule May 22, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Stew In A Pocket

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Jule May 22, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Healthy Pocket

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Leah P. May 22, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I suggest calling them gluten-free samosas – lets readers know they are GF and also the Indian flavors are identified right away.
I am looking forward to trying this recipe – do you have any suggestions for making them egg free?
Thank you and have fun with the contest!

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Tina D. May 22, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Dear Carol,

I look forward to your emails and trying your recipes. I have all your cookbooks and I love your flour blend. It makes THE BEST banana bread ever. I adapted my grandmother’s recipe using your flour and no one can tell it is gluten free!

As for your new recipe, I cannot wait to try it. I would name it SIMPLY SAMOSAS. I love the name of your website “Simply Gluten-Free”, so it seems fitting that you would have the name “Simply” in it. Based on the reading of the recipe, it certainly could be considered a samosa and also, it looks like the recipe could be adapted to add whatever ingredients you would like in your Samosa, including potatoes and peas.

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Tina D May 22, 2012 at 6:07 pm

“Simply” Samosas!

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Tawnya May 22, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Thai Greek Indian Empanadas

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Melissa Lawler May 22, 2012 at 6:10 pm

GF Stuffed Roti

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Cynthia Jones May 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm

“Thai-style Chicken Pockets”…YUM!

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Melissa E. May 22, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Curry Chicken Empanada

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Candace Moschella May 22, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Chebe Chow with chutney and raita. I have a beautiful South African Indian friend who taught me how to make curry. In Durban South Africa, they have a dish called “Bunny Chow” which is bread stuffed with curry. While staying with us here in the USA she yearned for her Mom’s Bunny Chow. This sounds like a GF Dream! Thank you!!

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Cindy May 22, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Gluten Free Indian Chicken Somosa!! :)

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Heather May 22, 2012 at 6:24 pm

No Worry Chicken Curry!

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Val May 22, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Chicken Curry Naan Pockets

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Leslie May 22, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Gluten Free Chicken Chutney Surprise! Sounds yummy!

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Val May 22, 2012 at 6:35 pm

GF Curry in a Hurry

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Jule May 22, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Stew Pie

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Jen May 22, 2012 at 6:40 pm

GF Naan Tuck It Indian Pies …Mmmmmn man now I feel starving again, and I just had dal before seeing this!

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Doris Kinney May 22, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Chicken Mango stuffed Naan

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Jule May 22, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Celiac Pie

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Jen May 22, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Curry Hurry Pockets with Minty Fresh Riata

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donna May 22, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Oh yummo!!!!! I would name these chicken curry empanadas!!!!!!!! Chebe is the onlllyyyyy bread mix i can use. Thanks for sharing this recipe….

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Jen May 22, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Chick Fill a Samosa Dinner

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Jen May 22, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Chebe Chapati Chutney Filled Folds …I just think that one would be fun, dare you to say it ten times fast!

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jas @ the gluten free scallywag May 22, 2012 at 7:19 pm

That would be a Chicken Curry Pasty here in Oz! (don’t enter me in the comp though!)

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catherine salser May 22, 2012 at 7:20 pm

i think ” Garlic Curry Chicken Mango Chutney Naan “

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loretta May 22, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I would call these “Gluten Free And Not Sari Wraps”!

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loretta May 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Or maybe just “Gluten Free And Not Sari”. :-)

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Sitara May 22, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Chebe-Mosas for Chebe Samosas.

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Jen May 22, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Garlicky Crusted Hot Curry Mango To Go Go

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Cara May 22, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Mango-Curry Pocket Pies!

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rachel May 22, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Curry Chicken Samosa

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Stephanie May 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Mangolicious Curried Chicken Calzone with Cucumber-Mint Riata

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Stephanie May 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Mangolicious Curried Chicken Empanada with Cucumber-Mint Riata

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Stephanie May 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Curried Chicken & Mango Bombaynada with Cucumber-Mint Riata

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Hezzi-D May 22, 2012 at 9:51 pm

4 C’s Empanadas (Chicken, curry, coconut, and chutney)

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Robin May 22, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Curry Hand-Held Dinner

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Katie May 22, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Indian chicken with a Breadstick Twist

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Kimberly Jill May 22, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Chutney Curry Chicken Calzones

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Louise May 23, 2012 at 12:14 am

Pocket Delights

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Susan May 23, 2012 at 10:52 am

Tropical Empanadas or Hurricane Calzones (I’m thinking that some of the ingredients come from countries close to the equator – therefore near the tropics and near hurricanes.)

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Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy May 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm

yum!! those look INCREDIBLE! It’s like a Dosa Pocket! Or a Curry Hand Pie! thanks for such a great recipe! can’t wait to try!

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jessica May 24, 2012 at 12:49 am

Rockin masala pocket with tzatziki

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Heather May 24, 2012 at 1:17 am

How about Curried Chicken Mango Zebs? Zeb is Hindu for pouch. Thanks, Carol!

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Heather May 24, 2012 at 1:51 am

If we can enter more than once: Mango Chicken Curry Clutches

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Heather May 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Curried Chicken Chutney Hand Pockets

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Lynne H May 24, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Gluten Free Indian Chicken Pockets

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Diane Lopez May 25, 2012 at 4:37 am

Chicken Tropical Pillow Crisp
sweet! :)

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Heather May 25, 2012 at 6:01 am

Fruity Chicken Curry in a Chebe Cache

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Lynne H May 26, 2012 at 12:26 am

GF Indian Chicken in Chebe Pocket

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Dianne May 26, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Mango Chutney “GF” Chicken Pockets

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Kathleen May 29, 2012 at 8:25 am

Taste of India Pasty

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Health Guy May 29, 2012 at 10:46 am

I think this preparation should be called “half green gluten free food”.

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JEN June 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm

COCONUT CHICKEN PITA SURPRISE!

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Margaret@KitchenFrau June 4, 2012 at 11:48 am

Curry Chicken Hand Pies
(yum – they look like a must-try)

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Cari June 4, 2012 at 9:45 pm

East Indian Mango Chicken Garlic Empanadas with Yogurt Riata

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