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Spicy Crock Pot Coca Cola Chicken Hand Pies

Up your game for the Big Game with these Crock Pot Coca Cola Chicken Hand Pies. These portable savory pies can be made ahead so all you have to do is warm them up and serve to your favorite fans! 

Some of my family’s favorite meals are created during football season. One of our new favorites are spicy Crock Pot Coca Cola chicken hand pies shaped liked footballs. They don’t have to be shaped liked footballs but they are a lot more fun that way! Keep reading for the recipe that will have your team cheering for more!

Chicken Hand Pies

Chicken hand pies are really easy to make and are perfect hand held snacks for the Big Game.

Crock pots are great for this recipe because you can throw it all in and the slow cooker does the rest. You can cook your own chicken or make it easy on yourself and buy two packages of precooked chicken breasts and chop it up. The bacon adds a nice rich flavor to this Coca Cola BBQ chicken.


Here is what you need to make this fun football shaped food:

  • Cooked chicken (you can use frozen chicken breasts once thawed)
  • Fresh bacon
  • Onions
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Brown sugar
  • Worchestershire sauce 
  • Soy sauce
  • Bottle of Coca Cola
  • Spices
  • Puff pastry sheets
  • Butter
  • Spices like garlic Powder, salt and pepper, chili powder, and cayenne

Super Bowl Party Football Food

Find a football shape you like online and then create a document (you can use Word) and then cut out your template. You can also download my football hand pies template and use it if you like.


Use a knife to cut around your football template. 


Next, brush your football shapes with melted butter and place a spoon of chicken in the middle. Put the other football puff pastry on top and seal closed by pinching with a fork.


Place sealed football puffed pastries on a greased cookie sheet and cut slits on the top to resemble football laces. Brush with melted butter or brush with egg wash.

Bake at 375 for 15-20 mins.


Didn’t they puff up so nicely?! Golden brown and so yummy!



Use the crock pot chicken mix you have left over to dip your chicken hand pies in. You can also eat this barbecue sauce chicken like a stew if you like. It would taste delicious with some cornbread or in a Hawaiian roll.



Buttery flaky goodness!


The Coca-Cola in the sauce added the right amount of sweetness without being too sweet. Everyone loves this recipe!



Roasted Brussel Sprouts

We are one of those rare families that actually likes Brussels sprouts so I popped a batch in the oven while it was still hot. Roasted sprouts are so good!


Decorate Coca Cola Bottles

While the puff pastries were cooking I grabbed some white felt and black washi tape and decorated my Coca-Cola bottles to look like referees.

Last year I made footballs and fields to go along with my Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Crock Pot Dip so it was only fair to give some love to the refs.


How to Make Coca Cola Chicken Hand Pies

Crock Pot Coca Cola Chicken Hand Pies

Crock Pot Coca Cola Chicken Hand Pies

Yield: 16 hand pies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

Up your game for the Big Game with these Crock Pot Coca Cola Chicken Hand Pies. These portable savory pies can be made ahead so all you have to do is warm them up and serve to your favorite fans! 


  • 1 lb cooked chopped chicken
  • 1/2 cup chopped bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp mustard
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tsps Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika

For the Chicken Hand Pies

  • 2 packages puff pastry sheets
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted


Coca Cola Chicken:

  1. Add everything but chicken, bacon, and onion to the crock
    pot and stir well.
  2. Chop cooked chicken, bacon, and onion and place in crock
  3. Cover and place on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-5 hours.
  4. *if needed you can use about 2 tbsp cornstarch and 1 tsp
    water to thicken the sauce. Do not add directly to the crock pot. First mix in
    small bowl and then add to crock pot. If not thick enough add a little more.
    Don't add too much.

For Chicken Hand Pies:

  1. Place puff pastry sheet on cutting board and cut out football shapes using a template.
  2. Cut two pieces of pastry for every hand pie you make.
  3. Brush pastry with melted butter and add spoon of Coca Cola Chicken.
  4. Place top piece of puff pastry over the bottom one and seal by crimping edges with a fork.
  5. Put football shaped hand pies on greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  6. Cut slit in each hand pie to resemble laces on a football.
  7. Brush top with melted butter and bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.

Nutrition Information
Yield 16 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 160Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 37mgSodium 526mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 0gSugar 6gProtein 10g

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S’Mores Dessert

We can’t forget dessert! Sweet Salty S’mores Dip is soooo good! This was a last minute Hail Mary plan and it ended up being the perfect game day dessert.


I hope you enjoyed my Crockpot Chicken Hand Pie recipe! What is your favorite thing to serve on Game Day?

Originally published: 10/28/16

Updated: 1/29/20

Nicole Elliott

Friday 28th of October 2016

What fun ideas! I never would have thought to have these as appetizers or desserts for game day but they look so delicious I'll definitely be trying them soon! ~ Client


Monday 31st of October 2016

Thank you so much! My son took the leftovers and made quesadillas which were so good. So many ways to eat this chicken ?

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