15 mins puff pastry sheets
I have made veg puffs, a healthy version of egg puffs before. I wanted to make a chicken and leek pie which i have seen in many shows and online. I found some fresh leeks in my super market, so i bought it and made a individual serving portions of it. It was just delicious.
Cooking Time : 25 mins
Baking Time : 25 mins
Makes: 3 to 4 pie
Puff Pastry – 1 batch (Recipe here)
Butter – 2 tblspn
Leeks – 2 large sliced thinly
Boneless Chicken Breast – 2 large chopped finely
All Purpose Flour – 2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Milk – 1 cup
Dried Tarragon – 1 tsp
Egg – 1 for egg wash or little cream
First make the filling, heat butter in a pan, add in leeks and saute it on medium heat till it is wilted and cooked, it will take around 8 mins.
Toss chicken cubes in flour and add it right into the pan with leeks. Now saute this whole thing together for a good 5 mins till the chicken is done. Meanwhile season with chicken with salt and pepper.
Now add in dried tarragon and mix well.
Now add in milk and mix well. Cook till it thickens.Now set aside to cool down.
Meanwhile preheat your oven to 220 degree C. Line a baking pan with foil or parchment paper and set aside.
Now take your puff pastry sheets and cut into 6 equal portions.
Now spoon generous amount of filling on one side of the pastry, cover with another one and use a fork to seal the edges. Now make a cross in the center of the pie and brush with egg wash or milk or cream.
Now pop it into the preheated oven and bake for 20 to 25 mins, till the top is golden brown.
Remove it from oven and cool down for 5 mins. Now remove this to a plate and serve.
|Take your leeks and wash them well|
|slice them into thin rounds|
|take your chicken in a bowl|
|sprinkle some flour over it|
|toss well and set aside|
|melt some butter in a pan|
|add the leeks|
|cook till it softens|
|add chicken in|
|cook for 4 to 5 mins|
|sprinkle in tarragon|
|season with salt and pepper|
|add milk in|
|now the mixture has thickened|
|take your puff pastry sheets|
|remove the ends off|
|cut them as your liking|
|spoon the filling in|
|cover with another side|
|seal the edges with fork|
|place on a baking sheet|
|make a cross like this|
|brush with either egg wash or cream or milk|
|bake till done|
|This is such a easy and tasty and flaky pie|