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Mexican Chicken Pot Pie

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Ingredients
  Low fat cream cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Margarine/Butter 2 Tablespoon
  All-purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Water 5 Tablespoon
  Chicken breast 4 , boneless, skinless and halved
  Chicken stock 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Plum tomatoes 1 Can (10 oz), drained, with liquid reserved
  Cornstarch 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Canola oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 , chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), chopped
  Sweet green pepper 1 , diced
  Chili powder 2 Teaspoon
  Red kidney beans 1 Can (10 oz), drained, rinsed
  Fresh corn kernels 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  1% low fat milk 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a large bowl, place cream cheese and margarine, using a wooden spatula beat until blended.
2. Add flour to the bowl with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Using a pastry cutter, cut the mixture until it resembles coarse bread crumbs.
3. Now, add water 1 tablespoon at a time, lightly mixing until the dough holds together. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

MAKING
4. In a saucepan, add stock, chicken breast, plum tomatoes liquid and cook until tender. Remove cooked chicken onto a plate.
5. Shred chicken into bite-size pieces, and continue to simmer stock 10 to 12 minutes more, until reduced to about 1 cup.
6. Ina separate bowl, blend cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water until smooth and add into hot stock mixture, stir and remove from the heat.
7. In a large skillet, heat oil, add onion, garlic, sweet pepper, chili powder and sauté. Add in the tomatoes, reduced chicken stock mixture and simmer together for about 5 minutes and remove from heat and add in the chicken, kidney beans, corn and seasoning.

FINALISING
8. Into a 13x9x2-inch baking dish pour the mixtures.
9. Now, roll the prepared dough and cover the baking dish, brush with milk.
10. In a preheated oven, bake the pie at 225 degrees centigrade for about 60 minutes, until crust is golden.

SERVING
11. Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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