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Chicken Mushroom And Pepper Pie

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Ingredients
  Poultry stock/Water and 1/2 chicken stock cube 300 Milliliter
  Skinned chicken portions 3
  Green pepper 1 Small, cored, seeded and sliced
  Small button mushrooms 100 Gram, cleaned
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Bay leaf 1
  Fresh parsley sprigs 5 (Use A Few)
  Dried thyme/Fresh thyme- few sprigs 1 1⁄2 Pinch (1 Large Pinch)
For sauce:
  Butter/Margarine 25 Gram
  Flour 25 Gram
  Milk 150 Milliliter (Approximately)
  Frozen puff pastry 212 Gram, thawed
  Egg 1 , beaten (To Glaze)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Arrange the ingredients.

MAKING
2) Put the stock or water and stock cube, chicken, green pepper, mushrooms, salt and pepper and the herbs into the cooker.
3) Close the cooker, bring to H pressure and cook for 5 minutes.
4) Reduce the pressure quickly.
5) Lift out the chicken and vegetables.
6) Strain the cooking liquid into a measuring jug and make up to 450 ml/3/4 pint with the milk for the sauce.
7) Discard the bay leaf and herbs.
8) Remove the chicken flesh from the bones and cut into 2.5 cm/1 inch pieces.
9) Melt the butter or margarine in the rinsed and dried cooker.
10) Stir in the flour and cook gently for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
11) Remove the cooker from the heat and gradually add the cooking liquid and milk.
12) Return the cooker to the heat and bring to the boil.
13) Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
14) Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.
15) Put the chicken and vegetables into a 900 ml/1 1/2 pint pie dish and add the sauce.
16) Roll out the pastry to fit the top of the pie dish, cutting a strip to go around the lip of the dish.
17) Wet the lip and press the strip of pastry on.
18) Wet the strip and cover with the pastry lid, trim if necessary and seal well.
19) Make a steam hole in the centre of the pie.
20) Decorate the top with leaves made from pastry trimmings and brush with beaten egg.
21) Bake in a hot oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.

SERVING
22) Cut the pie into slices and serve warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
55 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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