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Leek & chicken pie

10
9
9
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
1 hr
Serves
6
Difficulty
Moderate
Chunks of chicken, leek and peas in a creamy tarragon sauce, topped with golden puff pastry.

Ingredients

Olive Oil

1 teaspoons

Chicken breast, skinless, raw

700 g, diced

Leek

3 medium, trimmed and thickly sliced

Plain White Flour

2 tablespoons, level

Chicken stock cube(s)

1 cube(s), to make 400ml

Half Fat Crème Frâiche

2 tablespoons, level

Tarragon, fresh

3 teaspoons

Peas, fresh or frozen

60 g

Ready Rolled Light Puff Pastry Sheet

320 g

Skimmed Milk

2 tablespoons, to glaze

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the chicken over a medium heat for around 5 minutes, or until it turns golden. Add the leeks and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in the flour and continue to cook for another minute before gradually adding the stock, stirring continuously. Bring to the boil for 2 minutes, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for around 8 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly. Stir in the crème fraîche, tarragon and peas and set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Spoon the chicken mixture into a 2-litre pie dish. Unroll the pastry and drape over the top of the pie. Press the edges down to create a seal and trim any excess pastry from around the edges. Make a couple of slits in the top to allow steam to escape, then brush the milk over the pastry.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top is crisp and golden.