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Chicken Pie
Many Thanks Jo !
This recipe was supplied by Mrs Jo Burley
Ingredients 375g/12oz shortcrust pastry
375g/12oz puff pastry
1 egg (lightly beaten)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 leeks finely chopped
2 1/4lb (1Kg) chicken thighs, diced into approx 3/4inch(2cm) cubes.
450 ml (1 pint) chicken stock
200 ml dry white wine
225 g (8oz) small button mushrooms - halved
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 tablespoons cornflour
4 tablespoons water
Salt and Pepper to taste  

Equipment 1 Large Saucepan
1 Ovenproof dish  

Method 1. Heat the oil in the saucepan, then cook the leeks over a medium high heat for about 3 minutes or until soft.
2. Add the chicken, stock and wine.
3. Simmer uncovered for 45 minutes or until tender.
4. Add the mushrooms and parsley and cook for a further 5 minutes.
5. Add the salt and pepper.
6. Mix the cornflour with the water and mix to a smooth paste.
7. Add to the Saucepan and stir until it boils and thickens.
8. Leave to cool.
9. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F or gas mark 4.
10. Roll the shortcrust pastry onto a floured surface to about 1/8 inch (3mm)
11. Line the ovenproof dish with the pastry.
12. Spoon the mixture into the ovenproof dish.
13. Roll the puff pastry onto a floured surface to about 1/8 inch (3mm)
14. Place the pastry onto the ovenproof dish, covering all the meat.
15. Brush the pastry with the egg, and make a slit in the top.
16. Bake for 20 minutes or until brown.  

Serve the pie with broccoli, carrots and new potatoes, for a nice varied meal.

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