Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Valentine's chicken pot pie

This chicken pot pie is a staple in my family in Sweden. We have probably served it to every single guest we've ever had, at one time or another. I am sure I've had it for every birthday for the last 10 years. It's so delicious.

My bf made this for me for Valentine's Day.

Try it, you won't be disappointed!

Valentine's Chicken Pot PieServes 4-6 people

Pie dough:
3 dl flour
1 pinch salt
75 g unsalted butter
1 small egg
2-3 tbsp cold water

Filling:
 pulled meat from 1 rotisserie chicken
400 g whole canned mushrooms
2 ½ dl heavy cream
1 ½ tbsp flour
3 tbsp chilli sauce or ketchup (Heinz)
1 ½ tsp  salt
2 pinches pepper
1 tsp paprika powder
1-2 cloves of garlic, grated
½ dl sesame seeds
1 dl chopped chives

Preheat the oven to 225°C

1. Combine all the ingredient, except for the egg and the water, in a food processor until the dough crumbles. Mix in the egg and 2 tbsp of water. Add in more water if the dough does not come together to form a ball in the mixer. Kneed for a minute or two, flatten to a disc, wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

2. Fry the pulled chicken meat and the mushrooms in a pan.

3. Pour the heavy cream into a bowl, sprinkle over the flour, add in the chilli sauce/ketchup and the spices. With an electic beater, whisk the cream until foamy. Stir in the garlic and sesame seeds. Add the mix to the pan and allow to heat through. Add the chives and stir to combine.

4. Pour the filling into a oven dish. Roll out the dough, quite thinly, and place it to cover the oven dish, as a lid. Cut off any excess dough and cut out little shapes to put ontop of the lid for decoration. Use a sharp knife to make small holes in the lid, to allow hot steam to escape. Brush the lid with a beaten egg.

5. Bake at 225°C for 20-25 minutes.
(Excuse the crappy photo)

3 comments:

galacticmist said...

Tried this today. 'Twas good. :)

I substituted 1/4 dl of the flour in the dough for parmesan cheese for a bit of extra flavor though! Hehe.

Susanne said...

An update, if you please :). It's been a while...

Angelica said...

Yeah I know, I'm so ashamed! I will post something tonight, possibly tomorrow, as I am planning on making a Potato, Spinach and Sun-dried tomato pie tonight.