#ChickenPie - 🍗🌽🍄🥧 .
➰ There’s a pie emoji haha 🥧🥧🥧 In the future meal preps will hopefully be chicken breast and steamed broccoli 😔 but for now it’s pie and mash 🙌 my dinner for the last few days.
Is there anything better after a long day at work? I’ve uploaded a pie recipe before but I’ve tweaked it a bit this time to boost the flavour!
Simple recipe - white sauce, chicken, vegetables, pastry. Add a few stock cubes for flavour and you’re done 👌
I experimented with a bit of nutmeg and English mustard this time, it tasted really good but use very very sparingly. A tiny bit at a time, especially the nutmeg it’s very strong.
I prefer pie with shortcrust pastry, be sure to fully blind bake the base, this was the first time I decided to put a base in. Was in a rush so I Didn’t fully cook 😫 so won’t be entering #bakeoff anytime soon haha. its unnecessary work/extra fat in my opinion but upto you 🤷♂️ .
➰ Steam cook 2 chicken breasts then chop into small thin chunks, put aside. Fry 1 pack of sliced mushrooms with some butter, once cooked add some dried parsley + thyme, onion and garlic granules. Remove from the pan. Add 2 heaped tbsp of butter + 2 tbsp of flour to the pan to make the roux for the white sauce, slowly whisk in milk. Once the sauce is done go in with some chicken stock (optional) or extra milk and water. Add back in your cooked chicken and mushrooms and 1 can of drained sweet corn. Mix everything together, check for seasoning (salt + pepper). I also add some oxo veg cubes at this point. Optional: add some nutmeg and English mustard.
Once everything is combined you want to adjust the thickness of the sauce, add some extra milk/stock then use a cornflour slurry to thicken and give you the gravy type of texture.
Layer a pie dish with your pastry, blind bake the bottom fully, then add in pie mixture, the pastry top, brush with an egg wash then bake 👍