Homely Chicken Pie

Recipe by djmastermum
READY IN: 1hr 25mins
YIELD: 1 pie




  • Preheat oven to 200 C/400 F lijne base of a 25cm pie dish with 2 of the pastry sheets.
  • refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • line with baking paper and fill with rice and blind bake for 10 minutes.
  • Place remaining pastry sheet on a lightly floured board, cut into 1/2 inch wide strips.
  • Meanwhile place chicken in a large saucepan; add water to cover, bring to boil 10 minutes or until cooked through.
  • drain and cool and shred chicken.
  • heat butter in frypan and add onion, cook 3 minutes stirring.
  • whisk in flour and thyme, cook stirring 3 minutes.
  • add stock and cream.
  • whisk until thickened, 3 - 4 minutes.
  • remove from the heat and stir in vegetables and shredded chicken, season.
  • spoon the filling into the prepared pasty shell.
  • arrange 6 pastry strips in the same direction onj top of the pie, twisting the pastry dough.
  • Arrange the remaining strips crosswise on the top.
  • fold the edges under and crimp to seal.
  • Beat egg yolk and water. Brush the pastry lightly with egg mixture.
  • Place pie on ojn a a baking sheet and cook until golden on top and bubbling inside, about 45 minutes.