Crispy chicken & asparagus pie

Crispy chicken & asparagus pie

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Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Make a superhealthy, supertasty crispy chicken and asparagus pie in 20 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal300
  • fat9g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein43g
  • salt1.21g
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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • knob of butter
    Butter

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  • 100g asparagus, cut into bite-size pieces
    Asparagus

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  • 100g spring green vegetable (we used baby spinch and defrosted peas)
  • 100g ham, torn
  • 100ml low-fat crème fraîche
  • 50g fresh breadcrumbs

Method

  1. Heat grill to medium. Spread the chicken out evenly in a shallow baking dish. Dot with half the butter and grill for 7-10 mins, turning occasionally until cooked through. Meanwhile, put the vegetables in a bowl and pour a kettle of boiling water over them. Leave for 2-3 mins, then drain.

  2. Scatter the veg and ham over the chicken, dollop on the crème fraîche and season to taste. Sprinkle on the breadcrumbs, dot with remaining butter, then slide under the grill for 5 mins more until heated through and the topping is crisp.

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snice2
13th Jun, 2009
5.05
We loved this! After reading the other comments, I added some chicken stock to the creme fraiche to make more of a sauce since I also used left over poached chicken and it was lovely. I also added parmesan to the breadcrumbs as suggested, and the topping was a massive hit! Made it several times now with different veg.
dorothyd
10th May, 2009
Very tasty dish. I substituted low fat spray for butter and it worked really well. Also added some grated parmesan to the breadcrumbs before spreading over the top. Much appreciated by everyone.
kestertonk1974
20th Mar, 2009
We really enjoyed this. Taking feedback from other users I knocked up a bechamel sauce (from bbc.co.uk/food) to go over the chicken, ham and veg and incorporated cheese into the sauce and the breadcrumbs. I then baked the pie in the oven......gorgeous
mathiesonblake
4th Jun, 2008
3.05
The chicken and asparagus were lovely and tender, but we too thought this too dry and needed more sauce. Take care, keep an eye on the breadcrumbs - we slightly burnt them and it spoilt the overall dish.
pallyfish
16th May, 2008
3.05
Very yummy indeed, I used peas, spinach and asparagus, which worked a treat. Easy to make as well.
gholroyd
29th Jan, 2008
2.05
I found this dish a little dry but this could have been because I had poaced the chicken previously (and was just trying to use it up!). Not enough 'sauce', but a novel and quick recipe.
becaclark
6th Dec, 2007
5.05
REALLY easy, and very tasty. Even my bf liked it!

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