Chicken Pie Recipe



Prep Time:  20 minutes

Cooking Time:  About 45 minutes including the pastry

Serves:   4 people



Our best ever chicken pie recipe for tasty simple home cooking is on the menu today.

Hello and welcome to all my fellow home chefs, from us here on the East Coast of Africa. Now the reason for this pie been on the menu today is that I was paging through all my chicken recipe's, and yes you guessed it, I found this old favourite of mine, a pie which is filled with veggies, mushrooms and spices for wholesome eating for the whole family.

Sounds good hey?

Ingredients for Our Chicken Pie Recipe





 As always I like to get all the prep work done so that when we start cooking we are not running around the kitchen like a chicken without a head at the last minute. (That is so funny).

  • 1 roll puff pastry thawed (most local super markets sell this.)
  • 3 med size chicken breasts (skin removed)  cut into bite size cubes sprinkled with chicken spice.
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic (see the benefits of eating this) crushed.
  • 2 medium onions chopped.
  • 4 Tbspns olive oil.
  • 2 Tbspns butter.
  • 200gr sliced mushrooms.
  • 1 med size green pepper sliced into strips (can also add yellow and red pepper ).
  • 1 small packet thick white onion soup powder.
  • 250gr frozen mixed veggies.
  • 2½ cups chicken broth I use the knorr chicken stock makes 500ml stock).
  • 1cup milk (low or full cream)
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme, crushed.
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley.
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard (can use English mustard).
  • fresh ground sea salt to taste.
  • fresh ground black pepper corns to taste.
  • cup of water on stand by.



Method

Okey Dokey we  have now finished all the prep work and all our ingredients are in front of us to create this mouth watering chicken pie recipe.

But before we start let's  take a break and enjoy something refreshing to drink.

Right it's that time again wait for it...........                            
                                      " Let's start A cooking"

  • Place the chicken and  olive oil into a frying pan and cook until chicken is tender and golden brown.
  • Remove chicken and set aside.
  • Using the same frying pan add the butter.
  • Add the  onions mushrooms, carrots and fresh crushed garlic.

Cook for approx 5 minutes on medium heat stirring until the onions are translucent and the  vegetables are tender. 

  • Sprinkle half the packet of the thick onion soup over the veggies and cook, stirring  until   golden brown.
  • Slowly pour in the broth, bring to a boil and stir until the mixture boils and thickens. If it gets too thick use the milk to get the right consistency
  • Stir in the mustard, thyme, green pepper, ground  black pepper, chicken, mixed veggies and parsley. 
  • Remove from heat

Your oven should now have been pre-heated to 180°C.

  • Spoon the chicken mixture into a large casserole dish.
  • Unroll the puffed pastry on a flat surface sprinkled with flour.
  • Roll the pastry out to fit your casserole dish over lapping ± by10mm. 
  • Cover your casserole dish with the pastry, cut off any excess.
  • Tuck the over hanging dough around the dish. 
  • Insert small cuts randomly in the pastry to  allow the steam to escape.
  • Using a small brush, brush the pastry with the whisked egg.
  • Place the casserole dish into the preheated oven and bake until pastry is golden brown.

                                  Plating

Delicious Chicken pie and Salad

The chicken pie is ready to plate up, and here are a few ways you may enjoy this delicious scrumptious pie.

  • On it,s own.
  • With a refreshing garden salad (French, Greek, Italian the choice is yours, they all go well with this dish).
  • With chips (fries) or potato wedges and Gravy.(This was the most popular dish for all surfers in South Africa.).
  • A great favourite with my kids is with chips (fries) and half a bottle of ketchup ha ha!!




We really hope that you will get great enjoyment out of cooking this recipe as well as eating it, and sharing the experience where ever you go.

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