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mini chicken and mushroom pies

Mini Chicken and Mushroom Pies


  • Author: Louise
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 Servings

Description

A homemade and heartwarming family meal, these mini Chicken and Mushroom pies are quick and easy to prepare.


Ingredients

Mushroom Sauce
  • 250g mushrooms (brown or white), sliced
  • 250ml cream
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
Chicken
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme (or 1 teaspoon fresh)
  • salt and pepper
Pies
  • 400g ready rolled puffy pastry
  • 1 egg, whisked

Instructions

Mushroom Sauce
  1. Chop the mushrooms and fry them in the butter until they are soft and beautifully browned.
  2. Stir in the cream. Add salt and pepper.
  3. To prevent lumps, add the cornflour to the milk and stir together until smooth.
  4. Now, add small amounts of the milk and cornflour mix to the sauce and stir gently with a wooden spoon. Allow the sauce to simmer and it will begin to thicken. Repeat this until the milk and cornflour mix has been used up.
Chicken
  1. Slice the chicken breasts in half to create thinner pieces – this allows the meat to cook faster
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the chicken. Cook for 4 minutes a side or until cooked right through. Add salt, pepper and thyme.
  3. Allow to cool and then shred the chicken with a fork into strands.
Pie
  1. Add the chicken pieces to the mushroom sauce and stir through. YUMMMY!!
  2. Now, add the filling to some small ramekin dishes. Leave a little gap at the top of the dish – you don’t want to fill right to the brim of the dish otherwise the pastry might stick to the filling (and we don’t want that to happen).
  3. Roll out the puff pastry and slice square shapes big enough to cover the ramekin dishes and fold a little over the sides. You should be able to do 6 mini ramekins and still have filling left over.
  4. Brush the pastry with the whisked egg. I added little initials for each member of my family but you could also add hearts or leave this step out completely!! 🙂
  5. Cook at 180C for 30 minutes or until lovely and puffy and golden brown.