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Chicken Pie

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Ingredients
  Plain flour 1 Tablespoon
  Skinless chicken pieces 4 , halved
  Butter 1 Ounce
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onions 2 , chopped
  Chicken stock 1⁄2 Pint (300 Milliliter)
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Double cream 1⁄4 Pint (150 Milliliter)
  Parsley 1 Bunch (100 gm), chopped
  Shortcrust pastry 8 Ounce
  Beaten egg/Milk 1 (To Glaze)
  Sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C /400°F/ Gas Mark 6.

MAKING
2. Into a polythene bag, add the flour season and chicken and toss until coated.
3. In a frying pan melt the butter and oil and fry the onions for 5 minutes, such that soft.
4. Using a slotted spoon remove the onions.
5. In the pan fry the chicken for 10 minutes, such that evenly browned.
6. Take a 1.5 litre / 2 1/2 pint pie dish and transfer the chicken to it using a slotted spoon.
7. Into the pan sprinkle the onions over the top, stir any remaining flour and cook for 1 minute.
8. Gradually add the stock with constant stirring such that the sauce is thick and smooth and scrape the base of the pan to incorporate any sediment.
9. Stirring in the lemon juice, then the cream, parsley and seasoning as per taste let it boil and pour the sauce over the chicken.
10. Roll out the pastry to a 5 cm / 2 inches circle such that larger than the pie dish.
11. Cut off a 2.5 cm / 1 inch strip all round and attach the pastry strip to the edges of the dish dampened with water.
12. Brushing the strip with water, cover the pie with the remaining pastry and press the edge to seal and make a hole in the centre to allow steam to escape.
13. Brush with milk or beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds and place in a preheated oven for 30 minutes.
14. Then lower the temperature to 180°C (350°F), Gas Mark 4 and bake for a further 45 minutes.
15. Cover with foil if it becomes too brown.

SERVING
16. Serve hot with desired garnish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
80 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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