Talia’s Treats: Chicken Pie

I’ve partaken in the odd baking post in the past, and if you’ve been coming round these parts long enough you’ll know how much I love to eat, and I’ve been meaning to do more baking/cooking posts, honestly I have, it’s just….I don’t want to. I love food, but I’m not a fan of the whole preparation side of things. I’ve been telling the bf for years that I’m really good at cooking, I just don’t enjoy it, but you know what? I think that whole ‘good at cooking’ thing might be a lie. I mean, maybe I am good at cooking, I just don’t care to prove it. Which is where my sister, Talia, comes in. She loves to cook and bake. She must love it, because she has 5 kids, and still makes the time to cook and bake really yummy stuff, not just heating up some frozen pizza (which is what I’d do). So, allow me to introduce you to a new feature on the blog, ‘Talia’s Treats’ – recipes and pictures and videos of how to recreate some of the delicious stuff my sister makes on the reg. We are starting with one of my all time faves, homemade Chicken Pie. The video gives you a good idea in terms of breaking down the steps involved in making the pie. Full steps and recipe below also:

Dough

2 cups flour
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
300gm butter – cold, diced
1 egg yolk
3-4 tbsp cold water

Filling

1 tbsp oil
750gm boneless chicken fillets, chopped
50gm butter
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 onion chopped
100gm button mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup flour
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup milk
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp dried rosemary

METHOD

1. Place the flour in the bowl of a food processor if using one. Add the cold butter and mix by using the pulse mode.
2. Add the egg yolk and enough water until the dough detaches from the bowl. Do not overwork the dough. Wrap it in plastic, and place it in the fridge for 1 hour minimum before using.
3. Cook filling: Heat oil, cook chicken. Set aside. Cook mushrooms till just brown, set aside. Melt butter and cook garlic, celery and onion. Stir in flour. Remove from heat and stir in stock and milk. Return to heat, bring to the boil stirring constantly and simmer 3 mins or until thickened. Add chicken, parsley, rosemary and season.
4. Roll the dough, cut the bottom rounds (5”), place them loosely in the tins and scoop in a heap of the filling. Brush the rim with some egg wash and then place the top (3”) on. Crimp the edges with your fingers and then brush the top with egg yolk wash.
5. Bake at 180°C for around 30 minutes. You may need more or less time, depending on your oven.

9 Responses to Talia’s Treats: Chicken Pie

  1. Joe Brightwell May 9, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    Dammmmn these look so good! Might try these on the weekend. Nom nom nom!

  2. leilanianne. May 9, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    yum! love that there is no incessant talking, just show us how!!! thanks!

  3. lifestyletea May 12, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    seriously contemplating making these later haha! anything savoury gets me gooooood. hahaha

    • lei May 12, 2012 at 11:29 am #

      the filling is sooooo delicious!

      • lifestyletea May 12, 2012 at 11:39 am #

        great simple to follow instructions and video to go with it! awesome.

  4. hungryandfrozen May 14, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    Awwww, yum. Love that there’s mustard and parmesan in the pastry, I trust anyone who does that! Cool that there’s a video, will check it out asap.

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