Sunday, January 30, 2011

Recipe Book - Chicken Pie

This recipe was first made by the book from The Masterchef Magazine
The Maggie Beer Chicken Pie recipe
BUT it took too long so i changed it soooo much that i would like to consider it my own with a sprinking of Maggie Magic

*please note i do make this quite rough so im not 100% sure on all measurements

Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Pie
a new family favourite in our house even my 2 n a half yo eats it


4 sheets of puff pastry (i just use Coles brand)
2 Chicken Breast
6 Mushrooms
1 single leek
Oil (i use rice bran oil)
Rosemary (fresh or dried is fine)
Plain Flour
1 cup of Chicken Stock
1 Egg beaten mixed with a little milk (for glazing the top)


Slice mushroom and leek and dice chicken
Use a little bit of oil to cook the chicken pieces until cooked through
Remove from pan and into a bowl to cool
Add a dollop of margarine/butter and the rosemary saute until fragrant
Add a little bit more oil and add leek once thats softened add mushrooms
(mushrooms will suck alot of the butter and margarine so you can add more until they are brown)

Once that is all sauted and soft add a tablespoon of plain flour and cook the flour out until its thick.
Start adding your chicken stock slowly and letting it eveporate until its thick
you will more then likely not use it all
Once thickend take mixture off the head and stir in a dollop of sourcream and mix through
Add to your chicken and allow to cool

meanwhile prepare your pie dish
coat the bottom in oil or margarine/butter (i use the spray oil)
lay down one sheet of puff pastry and then other one the oppostie way
(hope thats not too confusing)

Once mixture is cooled place into pastry lined pie dish and spread evenly over bottom of dish
Place 3rd piece of pastry on top and then 4th on top of that making sure the whol top surface is covered in pastry.
Trim the excess pastry off with a knife
Slice a slit into the top of the pie so the steam can come out
and then glaze in egg and milk mix

We cook our pie in an electric oven on 200o until pastry is golden brown

Slice and enjoy

This also works just aswell as small individual pies.

I will try and take photos next time i make this to help a little more
and if you have any questions dont hesitate to comment

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