Chicken Pie

Chicken Pie

I made this chicken pie for dinner. I am not one of those Chinese who maintain the tradition of fish, meat, vegetables and soup aka the 3 dishes and one soup per meal type. Maybe I have been in UK too long. Tonight’s dinner – a pie and beer is all we need. Chicken and leek pie.

Please feel free to add in anything you like to your pie.

Chicken & Leek pie

Ingredients

  • 1 250 g puff pastry shop bought
  • 50 g butter
  • 1 large white onion
  • 300 g baby leeks slice thinly
  • 2 chicken breasts slice thinly
  • 100 g button mushrooms
  • 200 g mix vegetables carrots, garden peas and sweetcorns
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche or double cream
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard grains
  • 1 tbsp roux plain flour + butter mix
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ½ lemon juice
  • 1 cup grated matured cheddar + Parmesan mix
  • 1 beaten egg

Instructions

  • Fry leeks, onions and garlic in butter till soften and add in sliced chicken breasts.
  • Next add in the mushroom and your vegetables, the white wine and chicken stock. Bring to boil and add in the cream and Dijon mustard seeds.
  • Thicken with roux. Season well. Turn off the heat and then add in lemon juice and grated cheese. Wait till cool down then assemble your pie.
  • Fill your pie dishes. Roll out and cut your pastry to cover the top of your pie dishes.

Notes

TIP – If you brush the sides of your pie dishes with some butter the pastry will rise nicer and stay crispier and fluffier. I much prefer this way then to seal the sides and cut holes in the middle for letting the steam out. The pies looks prettier this way. p/s A roux is typically made from equal parts of flour and fat by weight. This is normally added to thicken sauces.
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