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Potato crust Italian chicken pie

5
3
0
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
1 hr
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Using grated potato rather than pastry keeps the SmartPoints nice and low in this tasty, warming pie

Ingredients

Potato(es), Raw

750 g

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Egg yolk, raw

2 medium

Onion(s)

1 large, diced

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Chicken breast, skinless, raw

2 medium, cut into 2cm strips

Aubergine

1 medium, cut into 2 cm cubes

Karyatis Roasted Red Peppers (in brine)

250 g, drained, rinsed and chopped

Tinned Tomatoes

1 can(s), large

Tomato Purèe

1 tablespoons, level

Dried Mixed Herbs

1 tablespoons

Courgette

1 medium, cut into thick ribbons

Parmesan Cheese

15 g, grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Grate the potatoes using the coarse side of a box grater, then transfer to a sieve set over a bowl. Leave to stand for 10 minutes to drain some of the moisture.
  2. Meanwhile, mist a 20cm springform cake tin with cooking spray and line the base and side with baking paper. Tip the grated potatoes onto a clean tea towel and squeeze out any excess moisture. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the egg yolks, then tip into the prepared cake tin.
  3. Using your fingers, work the potato mixture around the tin, until it comes about 5cm up the side and evenly covers the base (it should be fairly thick, with no gaps, so that it will hold the filling). Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, mist a large heavy-based frying pan with cooking spray and put over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until softened, then add the garlic and fry for a further minute. Stir in the chicken, aubergine, peppers, tomatoes, tomato purée and herbs. Add a splash of water, and then simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the chicken and aubergines are cooked and the sauce has thickened.
  5. Fill the cooked potato crust with the chicken mixture, then cover with the courgette strips to create a lattice effect. Mist the top of the pie with cooking spray and sprinkle over the grated parmesan. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the parmesan has melted and is beginning to brown.
  6. Let the pie cool slightly before cutting into thick wedges and serving with a green salad.

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