Monday, 10 December 2018

Humble Chicken Pot Pie




One of the many things I love about the cold is the cosy dishes I get to make, but eat! We are big fans for years of pie, but I’ve never made my own until now and this chicken pot pie is delicious, full of flavour and our new and hopefully your new favourite, plus it makes your home smell divine.

Monday’s are normally leftover day's, we make a roast chicken on a Sunday and then the chicken left over normally goes into a stir fry for dinner or used for our lunch in sandwiches, but this Monday we will be having it in a pie loaded with vegetables, fresh herbs and tender chicken bursting with flavour and truly scrumptious. 

This buttery rich humble pie is perfect for the family weeknight dinner and takes no time at all to make. 

INGREDIENTS
  • Leftover chicken shredded 
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1 onion chopped finely
  • 1 cup of petit pots
  • 1 clove of crushed garlic
  • 2 leeks chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 knob of salted butter
  • 50g of plain flour
  • 600ml of vegetable stock (or chicken)
  • 1/2 a bunch of fresh thyme
  • 1 medium egg beaten
  • 1 sheet of chilled puff pastry



DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4
  2. In a large frying pan, add the olive oil, diced carrots, leeks, onion, garlic and half of your thyme and cook until soft, stirring often. Cook for about 10 minutes until golden.
  3. Next, add in the chicken, butter, flour and stock into the pan then stir until melted and all comes together then add the remaining herbs and cook for a further 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Pour your filling into your pie dish and take your pastry and place it over the pie. Take a sharp knife and trim the edges, make sure to leave about 1cm over the dish and press slightly so that it sticks, then pinch with your fingers or take a fork and push down around the sides.
  5. Egg wash your pastry and then bake in the oven until pie lid is golden, then serve with some steamed seasonal vegetables. 

Nothing too hard to make, a simple and delicious humble pie. 

Let me know if you make this pot pie and what you think in the comments below, don't forget you can tag me on Instagram as well as for more recipes you can find them over on Bloglovin!

London Mumma





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