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Chicken Leek Pie Recipe & Method

 18 January 2021 

This cheats recipe will only take 15 minutes hands on time to prepare and then 30 mins hands off time in the oven. It’s a family favourite and really easy to make since we aren’t making the pastry! Tip: if you’re in the UK then pick up some of the pastry from Lidl or Aldi, its usually less than £1 and tastes better than the branded ones! Remember that mushrooms are always optional if you don’t like them. Sour cream can be used if you can’t find Craime Fraiche. 

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 leeks 
  • 2 servings of chunky cooked ham
  • 1 punnet of mushrooms (optional)
  • 200g of creme fresh or double cream
  • 1/2 cup of flour to thicken
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard or mustard of your choice
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry 
  • 1 spoon of real butter (optional)

Method:

(Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C or 350 degrees F)

  1. Cut up the chicken thighs into pieces, chop the leeks, and mushroom 
  2. In a bowl, lightly coat the chicken with flour 
  3. In a pan, fry off the chicken pieces in a small amount of olive oil until it starts to brown and then add all the veggies until they have softened. If the veg need it, you can add butter for extra richness.  
  4. Stir in your stock, one heaped teaspoon of mustard, and season everything with salt and pepper 
  5. Tear in your cooked ham and mix
  6. Remove from the heat and stir in the creme fresh /double cream or soured cream
  7. Add more flour to thicken if the mixture appears very watery 
  8. Place mixture into oven proof dish and top with 1 sheet of puff pastry
  9. Cut off excess pastry or simply fold it in as shown on the video. Press the edges down with a fork and prod a few times into the middle
  10. Bake for 30 mins at 180 degrees c
  11. Enjoy! 

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