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Do you remember life before the internet?? I always feel old when I admit that I was in high school when I was first introduced to the internet. In college, all we had was dial-up, but I can remember getting online with my roommates and thinking it was so much fun. And today? Well, I don’t know about you, but the internet pretty much runs my life. I had a conversation on the phone with my sister today about how much I would get done if I wasn’t online. How clean and organized my house would be, how much attention my child and husband would get… We both wondered how it was when our mother was raising us, or when her mother was raising her. Did they get a lot more attention, or were there just other things that kept them busy? I am reading Little Women right now, and I have stopped a few times while reading about their evenings sitting around together, either singing to the piano, or talking while they all have their sewing in their laps, and I’ve gotten jealous of the simplicity of their lives. But then you have to realize that technology is just part of our lives these days. There’s no going back!! I think the thing we need to aim for the most is moderation, which I’ve been aiming for more of this year.

But what do you do when you’ve wasted half of a day on the internet, catching up with old friends on Facebook or laughing at videos on YouTube and you realize that you don’t even have a plan for dinner? You look for a recipe like this one!! This is actually intended as a leftover recipe after a big Thanksgiving dinner. But since I tried it after Thanksgiving was over, I adapted it into just a weeknight dinner for my family, using ingredients I already had at home. And while I admit that I’ve never had a real samosa before, these were packed full of flavor and made an excellent last minute meal!

Chicken Samosas
adapted from Real Simple November 2009

makes 8

total time: 50 minutes

1 store-bought refrigerated pie crust
1 cup shredded chicken
1/4 cup mango chutney
1/2 cup mashed potatoes

Preheat the oven to 375F.

Cut the pie crust into 8 triangles. Mix the chicken and mango chutney. Divide the chicken mixture evenly between the 8 triangles. Top the chicken mixture with the mashed potatoes. Brush the edges with water and pinch the corners together to seal.

Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 25 to 35 minutes.

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11 Responses to Chicken Samosas

  1. Barbara says:

    OK. I'm loving this! Pie crust, chicken, potatoes and chutney? OMG. And fast, especially with leftovers. Although this sounds good enough for first-overs.

    I waste wayyyy too much time on the net. When I was a child, (brace yourself) no TV, no internet. We played games and did puzzles. Outside games, inside games. Card games. Board games. And listened to music. And read. That's the best one…reading. I still love it.

  2. kat says:

    Those sound really really tasty!

  3. Gina says:

    Love Samosas, great recipe!

    My dad introduced me to the internet at 14 and I remember saying "this is dumb, I will never use this." Ha!

    I honestly cannot imagine being an adult without it. It is a huge part of my life and I love it.

  4. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Mmmhhh, so scrumptious!



  5. teresa says:

    oh my gosh, i spend WAY too much time online. sometimes i feel like i need to put myself on an internet diet and only allow myself a certain amount of time!

    these look so good, a wonderful go to meal that is fun and fancy (as my daughter would say!)

  6. Mini Baker says:

    I just found your blog and I love it! You've got some amazing recipes!! Can't wait to browse around 🙂
    -Mini Baker

  7. grace says:

    i often stop and ask myself, 'what did i do before the internet came into existence?' i still don't know the answer.
    excellent samosas, deborah–the pie crust and chutney aspects appeal most of all!

  8. Emily says:

    I'm on the internet all of the time! I know exactly how you feel.

    I've never had a samosa before, but I know I would love them. I love little pastries like that. And mango chutney?? Nice.

  9. Dawn says:

    oh mango chutney! how I love thee and now another use for it. I might try this with puff pastry.

  10. The Blonde Duck says:

    Popped to say hi! Oh, this looks wonderful!

  11. Abby says:

    The Internet is a TOTAL time-killer, you're right about that! On my days off from my FT job I try to limit myself to my 2 hours on the computer for my work-from-home time for my PT job. That was a mouthfull.

    But then again I've learned SO much since the I found the Web! It's a love-hate relationship.

    These samosas look so easy! They'd be a hit with Brad.

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