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Chicken Leek and Mushroom Pie
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Pie, a delicious family-favourity dinner recipe that best describes what comfort food is all about. The filling is smothered in a creamy white sauce to create a fantastic dish that is so much better than the ready-made one. Top it with puff pastry or shortcrust pastry, and you get a dish fit for a king. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: English
Keyword: chicken dinner recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 355 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
Ingredients
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 2 leeks, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • a knob of butter
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp cornflour (corn starch)
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Dice the chicken breasts, and season them with salt and pepper.

  2. Heat up the oil in a large pan, and lightly brown the chicken pieces, then remove from the pan and set aside.

  3. In the same pan, add the remaining oil and the butter and sauté the mushrooms until golden.

  4. Add the chopped leeks, and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.

  5. Add the chicken pieces back to the pan, pour over the chicken stock and milk.

  6. In a bowl, combine cornflour with 2-3 tablespoons of cold water to get a lump-free mixture, and pour it over the chicken filling, then stir until the liquid in the pan thickens into a sauce.

  7. Season well with salt and pepper, remove from the heat and leave to cool completely.

  8. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit).

  9. Transfer the chicken mixture to an oven-proof dish, then brush the edges of the pan with beaten egg.

  10. Roll over the shortcrust pastry, removing the excess pastry from around the dish.

  11. Brush the top with egg and bake for about 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Leek and Mushroom Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 355 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 358mg15%
Potassium 1186mg34%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 845IU17%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.