Sunday, 1 December 2013

Home-made Chicken Pie to die for!

What better way to end a wonderful weekend of travelling around Europe than with this easy whip me up and a definite crowd pleaser. Use store-bought chicken, it is perfect and makes this really easy!

1 pkt puff pastry
1 cooked chicken
1 leek, chopped
200g bacon bits
8 mushrooms, spliced
2 large cloves garlic
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp French tarragon
1/2 tsp paprika
1tbsp flour
1 cup chicken stock (home-made if possible)
1/2 cream
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 egg for brushing

Preheat oven to 200'c
Strip carcass of chicken into large pieces.
Saute leek, bacon, mushrooms and garlic in butter until soft
Add spices
Add flour and stir well
Add stock and cream and allow to thicken stirring all the time
Add chicken and coat well in sauce
Transfer to 4 individual pie dishes
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese
Brush dish rims with beaten egg
Cover each dish with pastry and make a vent in the middle
Brush pie surface with remaining egg
Bake for 25min or until golden brown

Enjoy with a great salad of greens on the side