Chicken pie

Recipe from: 5/6/1999 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 17
Servings 0
Time

Ingredients

  • 1
    large chicken, excess fat and skin removed
  • 1
    Litres
    water
  • 1
    onion
  • 5
    ml
    dried thyme
  • 5
    ml
    chicken spice
  • 5
    ml
    paprika
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • WHITE SAUCE
  • 45
    ml
    butter
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 45
    ml
    cake flour
  • 375
    ml
    lukewarm milk
  • 10
    ml
    chopped mixed herbs
  • 125
    g
    cooked ham, diced
  • 3
    hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • 200
    g
    roll frozen puff pastry, defrosted
 

Method

 
Place the chicken in a pot large enough to hold it and add the water, onion and herbs and spices. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and cover. Simmer until the chicken is cooked and tender. Remove the chicken and leave to cool. Skin and debone the chicken and shred the meat. Set aside. Melt the butter and sauté the onion and garlic over medium heat until tender and fragrant. Sprinkle the cake flour on top and stir until smooth, Remove the saucepan from the heat and gradually add the milk while beating continuously. Add the herbs and season generously with salt and pepper. Return the saucepan to the stove and bring the sauce to the boil, stirring until it thickens. Stir in the diced ham and shredded chicken. Leave to cool completely. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 200 ºC. Transfer the chicken filling to a pie dish or enamel plate and spread evenly. Arrange the egg slices on top. Roll the dough out until slightly thinner and cut off two long strips along the sides. Moisten the edge of the pie dish slightly and place the dough strips along the edge. Brush lightly with water. Cut out a circle from the dough and place on top of the chicken filling. Press the edge down lightly. Make a hole in the center of the pie to allow the steam to escape. Cut out decorative shapes from the remaining dough and arrange on top. Brush the pie crust lightly with a mixture of milk and whisked egg. Bake until golden brown and puffed out, about 25-30 minutes. Makes one pie.
 

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