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Chicken And Leek Pie

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Ingredients
  Ready rolled puff pastry sheet 1 , thawed if frozen (8-inch)
  Egg 1 , beaten (to glaze)
  Leeks 2 Small
  Butter 2 Ounce
  Boneless chicken breasts 8 Ounce, skinned
  Chestnut mushrooms 3 Ounce (small)
  Plain flour 1 Tablespoon
  Chicken stock 1⁄4 Pint
  Carrots 2 Large
  Creme fraiche 4 Tablespoon
  Dijon mustard 2 Teaspoon
  Caster sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon 1⁄2
  Fresh flat leaf parsley 1 Tablespoon, roughly chopped
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste, ground
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees centigrade.
2. Cut a 1-inch strip from round the edges of the pastry square. Brush the edges of the remaining square with egg, place the strip around the edge of the remaining square to make a pastry case, trimming off the extra lengths. Prick the base and then brush all over with egg. Bake for 8 minutes until golden.
3. Remove the pastry case from the oven.

MAKING
4. Heat a large frying pan, slice leeks diagonally, add 1 ounce of the butter to the pan with the leeks and fry for 3-4 minutes until softened.
5. Cut the chicken into chunks and thickly slice the mushrooms. Add the chicken to the pan and stir-fry for 3 to 4 minutes until lightly browned. Add the mushrooms and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir the flour into the pan with the chicken, gradually pour in the stock, stirring until smooth. Bring to the boil then simmer for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

FINALISING
6. Peel and thinly slice the carrots into ribbons.
7. Heat a frying pan, add the remaining butter to the wok and stir-fry the carrot ribbons for 1 to 2 minutes until just tender.
8. Stir the crème fraiche and mustard into the chicken mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste and heat gently until warmed through.
9. Sprinkle the sugar over the carrots, add a squeeze of lemon juice and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Toss the parsley with the carrots and season with pepper.
10. Spoon in the chicken mixture in cooled pastry.

SERVING
11. Serve the pie hot with the carrots.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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