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A chicken, leek & mushroom pie

Chicken, leek & mushroom pies

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus cooling and chilling
  • More effort
  • Makes enough filling for 6 individual pies

Make these creamy chicken, leek and mushroom pies from scratch or use up leftover roast chicken and make a stock from the bones. They require a little extra effort, but they're worth it

Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal1051
fat61g
saturates31g
carbs92g
sugars3g
fibre7g
protein28g
salt1.7g
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Ingredients

  • 50g butter
  • 3 leeks , washed and finely sliced
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 100g button mushrooms , sliced
  • 20g dried porcini mushrooms , roughly crumbled
  • 6 skinless and boneless chicken thighs, cut into chunks
  • 30g flour
  • splash of white wine (optional)
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 100ml double cream
  • ½ lemon , juiced
  • 1 quantity pie pastry (see 'Goes well with' below), or use shop-bought

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the butter in a shallow pan and gently cook the leeks with the thyme for 8 mins, or until soft. Add both types of mushrooms and cook for 5 mins more, then turn up the heat a little, add the chicken and stir until the chicken starts to brown. Scatter over the flour and stir to make a paste and continue to cook for 2 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Splash in the wine, if using, and sizzle for 1 min, stirring, then pour in the stock, cream and lemon juice, season and simmer for 10 mins until the chicken is cooked through. Leave to cool, then pop in the fridge to chill. Can be made up to two days ahead. Assemble the pies as directed in Tom's pie pastry recipe, decorating the tops with any trimmings, if you like.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2019

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