No, the title is not a mistake, just a nod to my awful spelling on Twitter when I asked Tanya to give us the recipe for this amazing chicken pie!
Below is Tanyas recipe.
Ingredients I Used:
- 4 x chicken breasts – chopped/diced as you like them
- 1 x onion, chopped
- about 200g butternut – cubed into small blocks (about 1cm) – I have also added sliced baby marrows before
- 1 punnet mushrooms, roughly chopped
- 1 chicken stock cube in about 350ml water
- Spray & Cook
- spices, herbs to taste
- 1 roll puff pastry
- a little milk for brushing
- some flour
- Heat oven to 180
- Microwave the butternut cubes for about 4-5 minutes until they are soft
- In a pan, fry up the chicken breats, with whatever spices you usually use for chicken (i used regular “Chicken Spice”)
- In another big pot, brown the onions, then chuck in the mushrooms.
- Once the chicken is cooked, add it to the onion & mushroom mix
- Add the chicken stock and the microwaved butternut cubes.
- Add in other spices (i used fresh thyme, and some dried mixed herbs. and salt and pepper)
- reduce heat and simmer to thicken. I was a bit impatient and added about 2 tablespoons of flour to thicken the mixture.
- while that is simmering and thickening, you can prepare the pastry.
- I used a whole roll, and dived it into just over half for the base, and the other portion for the top
- Roll out on a floured surface until pastry is about half the thickness it was.
- Spray your pie dish with Spray & Cook.
- Line the pie dish with the pastry, and slice off any extra bits – a pizza cutter works fabulously!
- Once your filling mixture is thick enough, pour it into your prepared (uncooked) pastry base.
- Roll out the other bit of pastry for the top of your pie, and pop it ontop, squeezing it tight around the edge of your dish.
- I cut out stars and popped them on top.
- Brush with milk.
- pierce the top a few times with a sharp knife to let hot air escape when baking
- Pop into the oven for about 30 minutes until golden brown on top.
- Eat and enjoy!
special note I like to keep aside a little extra mixture and freeze it… just enough to make two little pot pies in ramekins! Yum!