How to Cook My Favorite Chicken and Leek Pie

by Alex's Supper Club

Delicious pie! Great way to get kids to eat veg! And very tasty for a dinner party too! Winner all round!

Supplies

  • Left over cooked chicken, turkey or ham
  • 2 Large leeks
  • Mushrooms
  • Garlic
  • Chicken stock
  • Cream (any kind)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Ready rolled puff pastry
  • Egg or milk to glaze
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Ingredients

    Step 2

    Remove outside leaves and any brown bits of leeks

    Step 3

    Cut in half length ways

    Step 4

    Wash!

    Step 5

    Slice length ways

    Step 6

    Bunch lengths together

    Step 7

    Slice into cubes

    Step 8

    Step 9

    Melt butter in a frying pan

    Step 10

    Once it's bubbling....

    Step 11

    Add leeks

    Step 12

    Whilst leeks starting to fry get mushrooms sliced

    Step 13

    Like this...

    Step 14

    Stir leeks occasionally

    Step 15

    Once leeks softening, move to outside of pan and add a little more butter

    Step 16

    Add mushrooms

    Step 17

    Whilst that's all cooking chop chicken up into bite sized pieces

    Step 18

    Stir mushrooms and leeks

    Step 19

    Season

    Step 20

    Add garlic if using

    Step 21

    Add stock

    Step 22

    Add cream, I'm using clotted cause it's what I have left over. You can use double or single what ever you prefer

    Step 23

    Allow it all to melt and come to simmer

    Step 24

    Taste!

    Step 25

    Season of required! It depends on your stock....

    Step 26

    Turn off heat. Add chicken.

    Step 27

    Stir in and leave to cool

    Step 28

    Turn the oven onto 200c

    Step 29

    Lightly grease a pie dish or Pyrex what ever you have that's big enough to contain the filling!

    Step 30

    Unwrap puff pastry and roll a little bigger, no rolling pin? Use a cling film roll!

    Step 31

    Put pastry into dish

    Step 32

    Step 33

    Press gently into bottom

    Step 34

    Drain filling and keep "gravy" in a saucepan

    Step 35

    Put filling in pastry

    Step 36

    Flatten with spoon

    Step 37

    Fold over shortest sides first

    Step 38

    Fold over rest

    Step 39

    Step 40

    Till it looks like this

    Step 41

    Brush with egg wash or milk. This is not essential but makes it look good!

    Step 42

    Place in oven

    Step 43

    Put timer on

    Step 44

    If like my oven yours books one side first turn it round

    Step 45

    Set timer again

    Step 46

    Looks cooked but is it?!

    Step 47

    Nope! Bottom needs to be darker

    Step 48

    Put it in again, place on lower shelf to ensure top doesn't burn, repeat until nice colour on bottom

    Step 49

    Mean while re heat the gravy

    Step 50

    If it's too thin, take a heaped teaspoon of cornflour

    Step 51

    Add a bit of water

    Step 52

    Mix

    Step 53

    Add to simmering gravy and stir

    Step 54

    Once pastry on side and bottom are golden... Serve!

    Step 55

    Enjoy!