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Chicken and Ham Pie Recipe

 
Chicken and Ham Pie Recipe


Chicken and Ham Pie

Prep Time ~ 30 mins Cooking Time ~ 70  mins
Approx Cost ~ £10 Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ Yes Serves ~ 4

Ingredients

50g / 2oz butter

3 tablespoons plain flour

150ml / ¼ pint milk

300ml / ½ pint chicken stock

2 tablespoons cornflour

2 tablespoons water

175g / 6oz button mushrooms, sliced

225g / 8oz ham, diced

450g / 1lb cooked chicken, cut into strips

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Pinch ground nutmeg

Salt and pepper

1 x 375g packet frozen puff pastry, thawed

1 egg beaten

 

Method

  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan, stir in the flour and cook for 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Gradually stir in the stock and milk.
  • Mix the cornflour with the water, stir into the sauce and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the mushrooms, ham, chicken, parsley, nutmeg, salt and pepper and simmer for a further 5 minutes.
  • Pour the mixture into an ovenproof dish and allow to go cold.
  • Roll out the pastry thinly and use it to cover the pie, sealing the edges with water. Use the pastry trimmings to make leaves to garnish the pie.
  • To freeze: open freeze for 3 - 4 hours then cover and return to the freezer.
  • To serve: unwrap the frozen pie and brush with beaten egg. From frozen cook in a preheated oven at 200C, 400F, Gas 6 for 20 - 30 minutes or until the pastry is well risen. Reduce heat to 180C, 350F, Gas 4 and cook for a further 30 minutes.