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Puff Pastry Chicken Pie Recipe

Posted by felicity Sunday, April 28, 2013

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves 2 adults and 2 children
To serve: seasonal steamed vegetables
2 chicken breasts, sliced or diced thinly
500g puff pastry
3 tbsp Crème Fraiche
Juice of 1 lemon
Zest of 1 lemon
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
Large knob of butter
Handful of mushrooms
½ leek thinly sliced
Ground black pepper to season
1 pepper, sliced
1 egg, beaten
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°c / 180°c Fan / Gas mark 6
  2. In a large bowl mix the lemon juice, lemon zest and garlic with the crème fraiche 
  3. Slice (or dice) your chicken breast then stir it into the crème fraiche mixture, season with the black pepper and leave to marinade
  4. Meanwhile heat some butter over a low heat and gently cook the mushrooms and leeks until soft then stir them into the crème fraiche mixture
  5.  Roll out the puff pastry on a well floured surface
  6.  You want the pastry to be quite thin but big enough to cut out 4 rectangles (your choice of size depending on who will be eating them).  As a rough guide I cut out a 25cm x 15cm rectangle for an adult portion (then you could halve it for a small child's portion)
  7.  Once the rectangles have been cut out place them onto a greased baking tray then spoon the mixture into the centre of each piece of pastry and spread it out, ensuring you leave a 1cm border around the edge
  8.  Brush the beaten egg around the 1cm borders and then pinch the corners together and fold the sides inward so as to create a wall around the chicken mixture.  Then brush them with the beaten egg
  9. With the remaining pastry cut out 4 smaller rectangles, brush with beaten egg and place onto a greased baking tray
  10. Place the baking trays into the oven and cook for 20 minutes
  11. Once cooked place the pastry pies onto a plate and place a plain puff pastry rectangle on top, thus creating a lid
Tip: This recipe has proved a hit with little ones showing signs of being in the Enveloping schema. Playing hide and seek, wrapping toys in blankets and enjoying dens are all hints your little one could be in this phase.

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