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I love to cook and try new dishes, and more often than not I am asked for the recipe, so I decided to start Little Miss Cookalot as a way of sharing my successes, and failures in the kitchen. The recipes that you find on LMC are what you would find if you came to my house. As a mother of two, there is a focus on food for fussy eaters and you may also notice I like to bake... Most recipes here are amended from well known chefs/cookbook authors, and you will find the source at the bottom of each recipe unless its entirely my own creation. Check back regularly as I hope to add at least 2 new recipes every week.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Chicken and Vegetable Pie

Sadly this photo does not do it justice!
3 medium potatoes
1 onion, diced
4 mushrooms, cut into bite sized pieces
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 carrot, peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
1/3 C peas
2 T flour
1 1/4 cup liquid chicken stock
1/2 C milk
1/4 tsp mixed herbs
2 chicken breasts sliced into bite sized pieces
salt and pepper to taste
2 sheets of ready rolled puff pastry
Egg wash (1 egg and dash of milk combined with a fork)

Heat oven to 200C.  Peel and cook potatoes in salted water,  Once tender drain and mash with a little butter and milk.   Meanwhile, saute onion, garlic and carrot in oil, approx 3 mins.  Add mushrooms and cook until onions are clear.  Stir in flour for 2 mins.  Slowly add stock and bring to a boil.  Add milk, herbs, chicken and peas.  Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.  Cook about 10 mins or until mixture thickens.

In a greased oven dish, lay pastry across the bottom and using a fork make holes across the bottom of the pastry.  Place the pie mixture across the bottom of the pastry, top with mashed potato and final layer of pastry.  Cut a small hole in the center to allow steam to escape, prick more fork holes across the top and brush with egg wash  (or milk if you prefer).

Bake approx 50 mins until crisp and golden.

Again I puree chicken mixture for Zach, top with mashed potato and pastry in a mini pie dish.  I like to make double of the chicken mixture to keep in the freezer for quick meals.  Keep this pie healthy by omitting the pastry and just doing a 'potato top'.

ELLA-ometre    Loves this dish and eats the chicken and vegetables in their big bite sized form
ZACH-ometre  Loves the pureed version

Source:  Based on the 'Family Chicken Pie' recipe in the Edmonds Cookbook


Jodie said...

yum! this looks like it would be a hit at our house - will give it a try!

Myaka said...

I haven't met anyone yet who doesn't like this... and I cook it alot (especially when a group of people coming for dinner). But then, they may be being polite!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh this looks soooooo yummie!! Can't wait to try it in a few weeeks when I am back in BKK.

Jacquie said...

I clearly didn't mean to be anonymous ...