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Fix And Freeze Chicken Pies

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Ingredients
  Crust 3⁄4 Pound
  Short crust pastry 3⁄4 Pound (350 gram)
  Chicken 6
For filling
  Chicken joints 6
  Butter 4 Ounce (100 gram)
  Plain flour 2 Ounce (50 gram)
  Chicken stock 1 Pint
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Mushrooms 3⁄4 Pound (350 gram)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Prepare the shortcrust pastry and set aside to rest while preparing the filling.
2) Preheat the oven at (375°F, 190°C or Gas No. 5).

MAKING
3) In a roasting tin, put the chicken joints.
4) Add 1 oz (25 g) of the butter and cover with a buttered paper.
5) Cook in a moderate oven (350°F, 180°C or Gas No, 4) for 1 hour, until tender.
6) In a saucepan, melt 2 oz (50 g) of the remaining butter over low heat.
7) Stir in the flour and cook gently for 1 minute.
8) Slowly stir in the stock and bring up to the boil, beating well all the time.
9) Season with salt and pepper and cook gently for a few minutes, then from heat.
10) Remove the chicken from the oven and leave until cool enough to handle.
111) Remove the skin and lift the flesh from the bones.
12) Add the chicken flesh to the sauce.
13) Trim and slice the mushrooms and lightly fry in the remaining 1 oz (25 g) of butter.
14) Add to the chicken filling.
15) Spoon the mixture into two 8-inch (20-cm) foil, pie cases, filling the dishes.
16) Set aside to cool.
17) When cold, lightly grease the edge of each dish.
18) Divide the pastry in half and roll out two circles, large enough to cover the pies.
19) Line the edges of the dish with pastry trimmings, dampen with water and cover each pie with a pastry circle.
20) Seal the edges well.
21) Do not cut slits in the pie top.
22) Put each pie in a polythene bag or wrap in foil and freeze.

SERVING
23)To serve: Unwrap the pie and thaw for 2-3 hours at room temperature.
24) Cut a few slits in the top.
25) Bake moderately in hot oven for 45-50 minutes.
26) Serve the warm chicken pies as snack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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