Botswanan Chicken Pie (Botswana)

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Fry the onions in the butter until translucent, then add the apple, chicken, currants and chili powder.
  • Cook for about a minute, then add the tomatoes and salt to taste. Keep cooking for another five minutes or so (the finished mixture should be pretty dry).
  • Meanwhile, make the dough. Sift the flour and baking soda together, then add the butter, working it with your fingers until you get a texture like fine breadcrumbs.
  • Now whisk the egg whites together with one egg yolk and add it to the dough. Add the water in small amounts until you get the right consistency for a pastry dough. Cut out circles about 6 inches wide or so.
  • Drop enough filling on each dough piece to cover about half the circle, with enough room left over to pinch the edges together.
  • Fold over to a half-moon shape. Repeat until you either run out of dough or filling. Prick each pie to vent.
  • Mix the remaining egg yolk with 1 tbsp of water and brush the surface of each pie.
  • Transfer to a well-oiled baking sheet (they stick, so make sure to use plenty of grease) and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the pies turn a nice golden brown color.
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