Have just made a delicious pie filling. I keep on going back and tasting it.
We are off to Matakana for the weekend and I am supplying Friday nights dinner.
Didn’t think, the kids would like The Baked Salmon Florentine I am going to make, so I decided to whip up some pies for them.
Chicken Pie Anyone? Yes Please Grandma.
Very simple but so so tasty.
You need to spend some time chopping. You don’t want big hunks of vege.
Particularly for kids, they have to eat those little jewels. They don’t even notice.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 leek, tops removed, washed and finely chopped
1 medium potato, chopped into little cubes
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme
1 glass white wine
1 chicken breast, chopped roughly
2 chicken thighs, chopped roughly
2 tablespoons flour
1 chicken stock cube
1 cup hot water
Sauté onions in olive oil in a medium hot pan till soft
Add carrots and leeks and potato
Season with Salt and Pepper and sauté about 3 minutes
Keep an eye on them so they don’t brown
Add herbs and white wine
Raise the heat and reduce the wine
Lower heat again and add chicken
Add flour and cook about 3 minutes
Keep stirring, it can stick
Dissolve stock cube in hot water
Add to pan.
Bring to boil and simmer about 30 minutes
Let it reduce and thicken
Cool and use to make pies.
Now I didn't think the kids would be thrilled with the addition of parsley so I saved a bit of the filling
Added some chopped parsley and made a couple more pies.
All the food groups, in this pie.
Chicken, vege, greens, (parsley)
Water for juice
Pastry, for the carbs
Butter, to grease the tins
and Egg to wash the tops and make them pretty.
What more could one ask for?