Creamy chicken pie to die for
I have always been interested in attempting to make a chicken pie. I recently had this at a friend’s house for supper and I was hooked. It was delicious. I got the recipe out of her and tried it the very next day. The result was all I had hoped for and more. Lucky for you, I have decided to share the creamy chicken pie recipe in order for you to experience its magnificence for yourself. It is a quick and easy recipe that takes 20 minutes to prep and another 12 minutes to cook.
The creamy chicken pie recipe is fun and attractive to kids as well as adults. It is perfect for supper, and a great picnic treat. Even though this chicken pie is perfect for those cold winter nights it makes for a good treat all year round.
You will need the following ingredients to start making your creamy chicken pie:
- Olive oil
- 1 kg of chopped chicken thighs
- 1 chopped brown onion
- 3 tablespoons of plain flour
- 1 crushed garlic clove
- Half cup of water
- Half cup chicken stock
- Half cup milk
- 2 sheets of shortcrust pastry
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 1 lightly beaten egg
- 300 g can corn kernels
- 8 bacon rashers
- 6 mushrooms
- 1 chopped leek
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Cook your chicken pieces in oil and then remove them from the pan. Add oil and saute your onion leek and garlic. You can now add the bacon as well as the corn kernels and mushrooms. Fry until bacon is fully cooked. Continue by returning your chicken to the pan.
The next step is to mix the water and flour in order to form a paste. Add the paste, stock and milk to the pan and stir. Leave it to cook for about 10-15 minutes.
Line a round 20 cm pie dish with shortcrust pastry. Add the chicken mixture and top it off with puff pastry. Remember to cut a small air hold on top. Press the edges of the crust around the pie pan to seal and trim excess pastry. Brush with egg and place in the oven to bake for 30 minutes.
“Food, like a loving touch or a glimpse of divine power, has that ability to comfort.”
“I think careful cooking is love, don’t you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who’s close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give.”
This article originally posted on: www.first-for-women.co.za and reposted with permission.