Saturday, 7 August 2010

Recipe: Cheats Chicken Pie

I call this cheats because it is a quick and simple way of having a pie without all the hassle, especially when cooking it for two.

Ingredients - serves 2

1 chicken portion, cut into small chunks
2 cups diced aubergine
1/2 large onion, peeled and diced
1 tbsp olive oil
handful frozen or fresh peas
1 cup-a-soup (I used asparagus, but chicken or mushroom would do as well) made up as per packet instructions
Milk to thin sauce if required
salt and pepper to season
2 squares of frozen puff pastry
Parmesan cheese

Method -

In a frying pan, brown the chicken in the olive oil.

Add the aubergine, peas and onion and fry for a short while until the vegetables start to soften.

Add the made up cup-a-soup and bring to the boil.  Then simmer until cooked.

Season with salt and pepper if necessary.

If the sauce gets to thick during cooking add a little milk.

In the meantime place the frozen puff pastry squares on a baking tray, brush with milk and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Place in a pre-heated oven at 200c for around 15 mins or until pastry has risen and is nice and brown.

Serve the chicken with one on the pastry squares place on top.

5 comments:

  1. This was a really nice twist on a chicken pot pie-the mace makes a big difference in the flavor.

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  2. Once you know the easy way to make a chicken pie with this easy recipe, you'll wonder why you ever did it any other way.

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  3. Thanx for the sharing , keep it up.

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  4. Looking awesome! Thanks for the great share! Delicious!

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  5. Well, I'll wonder why you ever did it any other way.

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