Recipe: Chicken, herb and vegetable pie

By Amanda Laird

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Chicken, herb and vegetable pie. Photo / Babiche Martens
Chicken, herb and vegetable pie. Photo / Babiche Martens

Serves 6

Pastry
250g flour
1 tsp salt
150g butter
1 egg
50ml iced water
1 tsp lemon juice

Filling
1 Tbs butter
1 Tbs olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely diced
1 carrot, finely diced
2 courgettes, finely diced
500g chicken thigh meat, sliced
1 Tbs fresh oregano
1 Tbs fresh parsley
1 Tbs wholegrain mustard
3 Tbs flour
2 Tbs chicken stock
3 Tbs cream
Salt and pepper
1 egg
2 Tbs milk

1 To make the pastry; sieve the flour and salt together then rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

2 Whisk the egg together with the iced water and lemon juice.

3 Add to the flour mixture then gently mix until it holds together. Knead until smooth then wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

4To make the filling; heat a fry pan then melt the butter with the olive oil.

Add the garlic, onion, carrot and courgettes. Cook gently for 5 minutes then add the chicken meat.

5 Add the herbs, mustard and flour then cook for a further 5 minutes. Add the stock, cream and seasoning. Simmer until the mixture has thickened then remove from the heat and leave to cool.

6 Preheat oven to 220C. Roll the pastry and either line individual tins or make one large pie. Fill with the mixture then whisk together the egg and milk to make an eggwash. Brush the edges of the pastry then top and repeat. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until golden.

- NZ Herald

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