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Chicken and Leek Pie

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Serves 4

A creamy chicken pie flavoured with tarragon and topped with a puff pastry lid. A real family favourite!

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Ingredients

  • 570g diced chicken breast
  • 2 leeks, chopped
  • 250g mushrooms, chopped
  • 50g butter
  • 3tbsp plain flour
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 150ml double cream
  • 3tbsp dried tarragon
  • 500g puff pastry
  • 1 beaten egg

Method

    1. Pre heat oven 170 (fan assisted), 190/ gas 5. Melt half the butter in a large frying pan,add the chicken and fry until coloured all over. Remove and set aside.
    2. Melt the remaining butter and fry the leeks and mushrooms for 5mins or until soft. Add the chicken and stir, sprinkle in the flour and stir well.
    3. Pour over the chicken stock, stir and season well. Simmer for 5mins over a gentle heat.
    4. Take off the heat and add the cream, stir well then add the tarragon. Stir again.
    5. Roll out the puff pastry. Place mixture into a pie dish and place puff pastry lid on top, crimp the edges and brush with the beaten egg. Place in pre heated oven for 30 mins or until pastry has turned golden brown. Best served with steamed new potatoes!

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Bigmatt1970
7th Nov, 2018
5.05
I’m a total amateur in the kitchen but this recipe made me look like an experienced cook. So easy to make and blooming delicious. Whoever you are that posted this recipe I thank you very much.
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judeball
22nd Aug, 2018
5.05
Made this a few times now. Really easy and tasty
Grumpytom
16th Oct, 2017
5.05
Quite easily the best pied I have made with chicken. I don't like puff pastry lids on pies (from the North!) but thin short pastry was an excellent topping. Be a decent meal for a "mates night"
schmatie
3rd Jul, 2017
4.05
Delicious, although I went a bit easy on the tarragon and could have reduced the cream amount a little.
Lynnead
12th Apr, 2017
5.05
We love this pie, really easy and foolproof A*
hoppy hamster
17th Jul, 2016
Creamy tasty pie which is now a firm family favourite. Really easy to make.
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Alexia Mitchinson
6th Nov, 2018
5.05
Loved the recipe but I have two questions please... Q1: can you freeze this pie? Q2: the puff pastry lid looked great but the puff pastry base didn't cook at the bottom - any ideas why pls? Do I need to cool it for longer even though the lid was very golden brown? Thanks for your help and a great recipe! Alexia
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