Chicken Pie #recipe

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Chicken Pie ImageChicken pie has become a staple in this house. I have to say I dont like shop bought ones but Grim loves pie, so I decided to have a go at making one myself. Inspired by other recipes, I have perfected my own. Here is what we do.

Ingredients:

  • spring onion you can use normal onion but this takes longer to cook, spring onions are really quick to use especially on weeknights
  • Glug of olive oil
  • Clove of garlic
  • 1 large chicken breast
  • Small pack of pancetta
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of creme fraiche
  • Ready rolled if pastry
  • Milk or beaten egg for brushing over the top

Method:

  1. Pop oven on at 180 degrees
  2. Heat olive oil in frying pan and add the spring onion and cook until it softens
  3. Slice chicken into small pieces (bite sized) and add to frying pan until golden brown
  4. Add flour then creme fraiche and mix, I add a wee bit of milk depending on how thick it gets, just until I get a little sauce then stir until it thickens
  5. Cook & crisp up the pancetta and add to mixture. Decant into a pie dish then cover with ready rolled puff pastry and brush with a little milk or beaten egg
  6. Cook in oven until the pastry has puffed up and gone golden brown. I usually cook it for 20 minutes, but I always go by eye and check the filling it hot before serving.

Note:

  • You can add anything you like to the filling, we sometimes. Include frozen sweetcorn or fresh mushrooms too.
  • You can also use filo pastry and low fat creme fraiche if you are looking to get rid of some calories.

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