Botswanan Chicken Pie (Botswana)
photo by GiddyUpGo
- Ready In:
- 1hr 5mins
For the filling
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 3 1⁄2 ounces onions, sliced thinly
- 1 apple, peeled and diced
- 1 lb cooked chicken, chopped
- 2 teaspoons hot chili powder
- 1⁄2 cup currants
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- salt, to taste
- 1 egg yolk whisked in 1 tbsp water
For the dough
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 pinch baking soda
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 egg whites
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine
- 1⁄4 cup cold water
- 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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