Chicken and broccoli pies

Recipe from: 3/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
chicken pie

Ingredients 7
Servings 4
Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 50
    ml
    butter
  • 400
    g
    readymade puff pastry
  • 400
    g
    chicken breast fillets, cut into small chunks
  • 250
    ml
    broccoli florets
  • 20
    ml
    fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 500
    ml
    readymade pepper or cheese sauce
  • 1
    large egg, lightly beaten
 

Method

50 minutes
 
Heat half the butter in a saucepan and fry the chicken for two minutes until just cooked. Remove from the pan.
Heat remaining butter and stir-fry the broccoli until just tender.
Return the chicken to the pan and stir in the sauce and the thyme. Season to taste.
Spoon the mixture into individual dishes or one large dish. Allow to cool slightly.
Paint the outside rim of the bowls with a little of the egg.
Top with pastry, pushing onto the outside rims of the bowls.
Brush with egg and bake in a preheated 180 °C oven for 40 minutes, until puffed and golden.
VARIATION: Leave out the broccoli and add 250 g sliced, sautéed mushrooms instead.
 

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