Sunday, May 27, 2012

Easy Pie Recipe - Chicken, Leek and Mushroom

Sunday night dinner with friends should be quick and easy to make;
and most of all delicious!

This recipe certainly fits the bill!


Our neighbours came over last weekend with their tiny baby. They've been having a bit of a rough time with him crying lots and being generally unsettled. I wanted to give them a little treat so I made these yummy chicken, leek and mushroom pies.

I make these without a formal recipe and just use whatever vegetables are in my fridge.  You can make one big pie or smaller individual ones. 

I've used :


4 chicken thigh fillets - one person cut into small cubes
2 big handfuls of various mushrooms - thinly sliced
2 leeks - thinly sliced
2 spring onions - sliced on angle
a small handful of fresh herbs or a tablespoon of dried herbs (or a mix)
*I've used some dried mixed herbs (de Provence) and fresh lemon thyme from the garden.
1 tablespoon of plain flour
1/2 cup of cream
1-2 sheets of frozen puff pastry


The method is extremely simple:
Slice and cut everything up


toss a piece of chicken to your puppy who is looking extremely sad...and waiting ever so patiently at your feet....


Gently cook the chicken with the herbs and some butter in a frypan. 
Take out and rest in a bowl.


Cook the spring onions, leeks and mushrooms in some butter till gently cooked. 
Add in plain flour and stir well.
Add in the juice/liquid from the bowl of cooked chicken.
Stir well to ensure no lumps of flour.
Add back the cooked chicken.
Add in the cream and stir.  
Add pepper and salt as desired.


Take off heat - you can either cook the pies now or refrigerate this mix and make pies at a later stage.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.

Ladle either into individual pie ramekins or a large pie dish.
Top with circles of puff pastry. 
(to make the circles, I just turned the ramekin upside down and traced around with the knife)

Put in oven - should take around 30 mins depending on the size of pie. 
Just wait till pastry is golden brown.


Served with roasted strips of potato & sweet potatoes, and vintage cutlery :) 


Accept all compliments graciously!


and perhaps the next morning hit the gym or go for a run!

Bon appetit!
cheers Fiona


4 comments:

  1. That looks really yummy! Thanx for the recipe. Mx

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    1. thanks M, it's very easy when you have people over with timing etc and and looks a treat! Hope you are well and have had a lovely weekend
      cheers Fiona

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  2. Now that just looks yummy, Fiona. I LOVE Chcken Potpie!

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    1. you'll have to try it and let me know what you think. have fun!

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