Recipe of the moment

Chicken and Leek Pie

I was served this little goody at a gathering of friends a while back. It was so tasty for lunch that two of us went and purchased the recipe book so we could recreate at home! I made it again the other night for tea. I think most ordinary kids would eat it and love it – mine just are abnormal and don’t eat dinner! So I make the four any way and pop two of them in the freezer ready for another night. I can’t remember the name of the actual recipe book, but it is in a series of different styles of food and I’m pretty sure it is called Fast Food – or something similar. (I’m too lazy to actually run downstairs and check!)

  • 60g butter
  • 50 g flour
  • leek
  • 4 chicken breasts (actually, I find you can use less and it still tastes great!)
  • 300ml cream
  • 1/2 c chicken or herb stock
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 pre-rolled sheet of pastry
  • Melt the butter in the saucepan. Add finely sliced leek, cook until tender. Add chicken, chopped into bite size pieces. Cook for 4-5 minutes. Add flour and cook until frothy. Add stock gradually, keep stirring until thick. Add in cream (keeping aside  1 T for glazing later) and just bring to the boil. Add in the peas.
  • Divide mix between four pies dishes or ramekins. Cut the pastry into four squares and pop one over each ramekin. Prick to let steam escape. Give each top a coat of remaining cream. Cook in a preheated oven at 200 C for about 20 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden.

I tend to serve with a salad, or with steamed veg and a few oven fries. Hope you enjoy!

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5 thoughts on “Chicken and Leek Pie

  1. Sounds delicious – hmmmm I took some chicken out this morning – I wonder if Im organised enough to have it tonight???

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