Easy Chicken Pie Recipe

Welcome happy campers. I missed you so so so much. Thanks to a job, one thousand million commissioned work and of course tending to dinners that I hardly get to blog anymore. And on that rare chance that I did get a chance to put out something you’ll really like, I find myself armed with some super blurry photos. Shame. But unlike last one hundredth time, I will not shy away from putting a shaky photo or two.

Now, I have a question. Would you rather put out a blurry photo with a great recipe or would you not put out a great recipe because the photo is a bit blurry? I weighed my odds on a Sunday morning, I put down one entire post and re drafted again, and then finally decided to put out this super easy chicken pie recipe: simply because photos only matter so much. Do not  get me wrong. I totally value the power of one splendid photograph that’s crisp and in-focus and clear and almost real. But I do not get the point in being restricted by the quality of photos. This is my blog, my journal and a few blurry photos wouldn’t rob me off your love. I mean, I can take good photos…and here’s the proof!

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By the way, just to spill it, this photograph is part of a wonderful project I am doing with Durian {of course you know about Durian: It’s one of the leading furniture and lifestyle brands} and it’s coming up next. You can guess the theme 😉

So, yeah, coming back, I can take good photos but when you have hungry people behind you screaming “what’s with photos, just get it here” {not me, the pie} you cannot help but have a shaky hand. Then again, I cannot blame them either. This chicken pie is good. It’s really really good 😉

So straight to the chicken Pie recipe:

You’ll need {For 2 servings}

For pastry {This pastry can be used for making sweet and savoury dishes..one of my favorite recipes of all time and you’ll love the crispness of it all}

Plain flour: One cup + 1/2 for dusting

Butter: 75 gram, cold and cut into cubes

Ice cold water: 3-4 tbsp

A pinch of salt

For chicken filling:

Cubed, boneless chicken – 1 cup

Plain flour: 1 tbsp

Bread crumbs (seasoned with salt, pepper, thyme): 1 cup

Milk: 1/2 cup

White wine vinegar : 3 tbsp

Onions: Medium, 2 chopped

Garlic: 3-4 cloves

Oil: 2tbsp

How To Make a flakey pastry

Sift salt and flour in a clean bowl. Cut cold butter in flour with a fork till it reaches the consistency of corn meal. Add ice cold water, one teaspoon at a time and bring the dough together. Work with the same fork and use hands as less as possible. The reason is to keep the butter as cold as possible and heat from the hand might make the butter melt, leading to a stretchy dough.

Sprinkle some flour on granite or a dough board, get the dough out and very carefully knead it into a smooth ball, using as less hand as possible. Wrap in a cling film and Refrigerate for 1/2 an hour.

How To Make The Chicken Filling

In a heavy bottomed sauce pan, add oil. Add in onions, garlic & chicken and let it cook for about 2 minutes. Add white wine vinegar. Let it come to a boil. Add in bread crumbs and 1tbsp flour mixed with milk. Season with salt, pepper and thyme. Cook for another 1 minutes on medium heat.

Assemble The Pie

Take out the pastry about 2-3 minutes before rolling out.

On a clean flat surface {Ideally, marble or granite} sprinkle flower and roll dough to about 1/4th of an inch thick.

Gently lift it and place it in the pie dish. Adjust the dough so there are no air bubbles. Run your inside the pie dish and smoothen the dough.

Cut extra dough from the sides.

This doesn’t require blind baking: you can directly bake the whole thing. 

Add filling and similarly cover the top like you did to the base. Crimp the sides with a fork to seal the base and top pastry layer together.

With a help of a brush, brush the top layer with egg wash {One egg + 1 tbsp water whisked} and leave it to turn golden in a 200 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden and makes a hollow sound when tapped with the back of a spoon.

Rest for 5 minutes before serving.

And now, you are one secret recipe richer!

Have fun!

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Easy Chicken Pie Recipe

  1. Beautiful. Of course, I am living in the land of no-crust right now but the filling looks amazing.

    • Well, in my case, the day is gonna come soon. Few last rounds of crusty pies. Oh, and the filling is sooooo good. try it.

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