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Chicken pie - how do you make yours?

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meltedmarsbars Wed 13-May-09 21:18:09

I have leftover roast chicken, give me your ideas how you do your chicken pie please

thisisyesterday Wed 13-May-09 21:21:49

well i don't, cos i am vegetarian, but if I did this is what I would do:

make some sauce. either gravy or white sauce. maybe fry off some onion/mushroom to add.

mix it all up together. put in pastry case and bake

meltedmarsbars Wed 13-May-09 21:22:36

Just chicken? No sweetcorn or other veg?

thisisyesterday Wed 13-May-09 21:26:18

no, i would have my veg separate i think.

but it's your pie, you can chuck whatever you want in it! grin

Littlefish Wed 13-May-09 21:26:59

I've got a delicious recipe which tells you to buy herby sausages, squeeze the sausage meat out of the skins and roll them into small meatballs. Then, lightly fry the meatballs to brown them before adding them to the chicken & leeks (pre-cooked).

The sausage balls really add to the flavour.

ohdearwhatamess Wed 13-May-09 21:27:09

I use leftover roast chicken too. I usually fry some leeks and muchrooms, add some vermouth or any white wine that is lying around (with a touch of flour), thyme and tarragon, to make a sauce.

meltedmarsbars Wed 13-May-09 21:28:10

Littlefish, I reckon chopping up the leftover chipolatas will be the plebby equivalent?

FrankMustard Wed 13-May-09 21:28:44

I'd put some carrots and broccoli in it but have the other veg on the side I think.
Sometimes I make a chicken and mustard mushroom pie - instead of the gravy based sauce in the filling, I make a white sauce, chuck in a good tablespoon of Dijon mustard and add some lightly cooked mushrooms cut into chunks.

BCNS Wed 13-May-09 21:34:03

mine has leeks and bacon in with a dash of cream and thickened up.. then a nice puff pastry top ...yummy

served with mash and peas

meltedmarsbars Wed 13-May-09 21:47:54

BCNS pastry underneath too?

BCNS Wed 13-May-09 21:56:23

no just a top of pastry

meltedmarsbars Wed 13-May-09 22:05:00

Have leeks

have bacon

have chicken

have flour

have butter

have cream.


BCNS Wed 13-May-09 22:19:24

sweat the leeks of really slowly in some butter, add in the bacon ( cut up).. whizz it about a bit.. low heat for a bit longer..

dash of cream let it thicken.. or just use a little flour.. give it a stir.. sausey stuff should be quite thick.
bit of pepper.

pop in a dish.. top with pastry.. glaze and into the oven.

tis very delish

BCNS Wed 13-May-09 22:23:04

oh you need to put the chicken in too lol.. after sweating the leaks and with the bacon .. blush

meltedmarsbars Thu 14-May-09 13:40:10

Right, its chicken pie day today.

First, make pastry....

southeastastra Thu 14-May-09 13:42:17

i get chicken breast, wrap in shop bought pastry then cook grin

ChopsTheDuck Thu 14-May-09 13:45:33

Jamie Olvers leftover turkey pie is ace with chicken here

Or I make it with leeks, asparagus, sweetcorn, wholegrain mustard and most of a tub of philedelphia stirred in.

meltedmarsbars Thu 14-May-09 14:24:58

Sweetcorn sounds good.

Have made pastry, its resting in fridge. Chicken carcass is in fridge too. not much left after dh and dc's attacked it last night.

Can I put bits of leftover stuffing in to? Homemade sage and onion stuffing . Or is that gross?

eeky Thu 14-May-09 20:31:33

best from raw, I poach a whole chicken with stock veg, very slowly for 1 hour. Take out chook and remove what should be meltingly tender meat. put carcass back in for further 1-2 hrs to make really concentrated stock, discard bits and reduce down by half.

Meanwhile fry lots of shredded leeks and quartered mushrooms until soft. Bacon or ham would be good too. Add prob half pint of cream, or pref creme fraiche and the reduced stock to make a thin coating sauce. Can add bit of flour before liquids if you want it thicker but I prefer not too. Herbs of choice such as parsley, tarragon, chervil.
I make up big batches of rough-puff pastry (recipe from HFW's Meat Book for steak and Kidney pie) and freeze in advance - superlative for crisp top and flavoursome slightly soggy bottom to pie, and double crust is essential. Make up pie in enamel pie dish and bake 40-50 mins in hot oven.

I realise this is is fiddly but really not as much hands on work as it sounds, and is delicious for special occasion. Can make up very presentable alternative with leftover roast chook and veg and stock from roast carcass. Oh, god, hungry now... wink

ihavenewsockson Sun 17-May-09 21:19:50

left over roast chicken shredded up, slice some mushrooms.
brown the chicken in frying pan with chicken flabour stock cube but no water.
Add a tin of condensed chicken soup nice and thick.
Add mushrooms, stir it all in.
into pie dish with a top of shortcrush pastry.
30mins til pastry goes golden brown. v.yummy

plusonemore Sun 17-May-09 21:22:42

yep, leeks, bacon, chicken, then madeira and dbl cream. ready rolled puff pastry on top

mrsrawlinson Tue 19-May-09 20:09:23

Stuffing in it would be yummy.

Can't beat home made chicken pie. We had one for tea. Felt like proper Earth Mother.

I put a bit of dried sage in the pastry.

Bettymum Thu 04-Jun-09 14:42:49

Nigella Lawson has a really nice recipe in the Children section of How to Eat. I kind of do it from memory now, it's best with leftover roast chicken I think. You make a white sauce adding half a chicken stock cube when you make your roux, mix in the bits of chicken, I add a chopped leek and a good load of frozen peas, put in a ceramic dish and top with a shortcrust pastry top. Cook for about half an hour or so I suppose. Mmmm yummy.

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