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Servings 4
Calories 603 kcal
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 400 g chicken thighs, skinned and boned, cut into 6 pieces
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 250 g finely chopped leeks
  • 300 mls cold water, approx.
  • 3 tbsp butter, very soft
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 225 g short pastry, (2 x sheets)
  • beaten egg for glazing

Instructions
 

  • Place the thighs, stock cubes, garlic and leeks into a saucepan and just cover with cold water.
  • Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked and JUST falling apart with a little resistance.
  • Once cooked. Strain the chicken/leek and skim any fat off. Next, measure the liquid that is left. You will need roughly 350mls.
  • Mix the soft flour and butter together really well.
  • Place the stock back into the pan and bring to the boil, once simmering whisk the flour and butter mixture in and re boil until you have a thick sauce.
  • Place chicken/leek back into the thickened sauce, then season well and chill (If you can chill at this point all the better, best overnight to tighten up the mix)
  • Preheat the oven to 190C gas 5.
  • Gently roll the fresh tarragon into the 2 discs and chop.
  • Line a plate with one disc of pastry, add the chilled filling and really pile up.
  • Egg the edge and cover with the second disc of pastry, seal well and thumb up.
  • Pinch the edge around to look nice, brush with beaten egg, the make a couple of slits in the middle.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-35 minutes until browned and piping hot.
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Nutrition Facts
Chicken & Leek Pie
Amount per Serving
Calories
603
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
31
g
48
%
Saturated Fat
 
11
g
69
%
Cholesterol
 
162
mg
54
%
Sodium
 
1657
mg
72
%
Potassium
 
681
mg
19
%
Carbohydrates
 
55
g
18
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
27
g
54
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword beef, mushroom
Course Chicken, Main Course, Pastry, Pies / Flans / Tarts
Cuisine Autumn, British, ITV This Morning, Winter
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