Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Chicken Pie

Another puff pastry recipe made from scratch. Filling for Chicken Pie are potatoes, onions, mix vegetables and chicken. Puff pastry is a breeze to make if you use pastry margarine. This puff pastry is different from the other curry puff recipe. If you think making your own puff pastry is a chore you can use readymade Pampas puff pastry.

Chicken Pie

Ingredients for puff pastry:

250gms plain flour
60 gms butter, cubed
1/2 tsp salt
125ml + 1 tbsp ice water
125 gms pastry margarine


Sift flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
Add in butter and use your fingers to rubbed until resembles breadcrumbs.
Add in ice water bit by bit and knead into a smooth dough.
Roll out dough into a 12 inch square.
Cut pastry margarine into small pieces and dab onto the dough.
Continue till pastry margarine are used up.
Fold both sides of the dough to the centre and roll into a rectangle.
Repeat this procedure 3 more times and keep the dough in the fridge.

Potatoes filling

300 gms cooked potatoes, diced
1 onion, diced
100 gms mixed vegs
2 chicken thighs, cut into cubes
2 tbsps flour
1 cup chicken stock


Heat up 1 tbsp of butter in pan and fry onions till translucent, throw in the chicken and fry chicken until brown.
Add in the flour and fry till combined.
Add in the stock and stir till smooth.
Add in the mix vegs and potatoes. Stir till combine.
Add 1/4 salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper to taste.
Cool before used.

Roll out the dough and cut into circles.
Place into alum cups or moulds and fill with filling.
Place another round piece on the top and seal the edges.
Slit the top with a knife.
Brush with beaten egg yolk.
Bake in a preheated oven at  200° for 30 - 35 mins or until golden brown depending on your oven.

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