Chicken, Ham and Leek Pie

Chicken, Ham and Leek Pie

What could be more comforting on a snowy day! I utilised leftover roast chicken and gammon again in this creation  - you can start calling me Mrs Frugal if you want.

I gently cooked the leeks for 40 minutes and they turned lovely and sweet, a perfect compliment to the chicken and ham. You'll also see I used ready made puff pastry for this pie - sometimes life is too short....especially when there are snowmen to build.

CHICKEN, HAM AND LEEK PIE

| Serves: 4  | Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes | 


Ingredients


  • Splash of Olive and Oil and a little Butter
  • 1kg Leeks, washed and sliced
  • 2 Rashers of Bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 Bunch Thyme
  • 400g cooked Chicken
  • 250g Ham, cubed
  • 2 TBSP Plain Flour
  • 2 Pints of Chicken Stock
  • 3 tbsp Creme Fraiche
  • 250 Puff Pastry
  • 1 Egg

Instructions:


  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 190c. Fry bacon and thyme with the butter and olive oil in a casserole for 3 minutes and season.
  • Step 2: Add the sliced leeks, cover with a lid and cook gently for 40 minutes.
  • Step 3: Add cooked chicken, ham, flour, stock and creme fraiche and bring to the boil. Take off the heat.
  • Step 4: Pour mixture through a sieve and reserve the liquid for gravy
  • Step 5: Get a 30cm x 20cm ovenproof dish and tip the chicken and ham mixture into it.
  • Step 6: Roll out the pastry to required size and to approx 1cm thick and lay over the pie dish - tuck the pastry into the sides. Score the pastry with a knife. Egg wash the pastry and cook in a preheated oven for 40 minutes.
  • Step 7: Serve with the reserved gravy and vegetables of your choice.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 10th January 2010 |


6 comments:

  1. I just love a pie & leeks are so good in it!

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  2. I have never tried anything like this and I want to try it now! Looks so flavorful and comforting.

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  3. So comforting - nothing better in this kind of weather!

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  4. OOH you have changed your format, I like it but where has that delicious looking scone gone?

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  5. That is one really tasty looking pie! Great flavours!

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  6. Wow this looks impressive!!!

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