We’re not sure about you guys, but the weather here as been a bit dismal (definitely winter a coming!) and so what better but some real comfort food.  Now who doesn’t like a Chicken Pie?! And who doesn’t like a chicken pie recipe that tastes amazing, is made with only 5 ingredients and can be cooked all in one pot.  As we would say #winnerwinnerchickendinner

Chicken Pot Pie

Have any of you been watching the new Jamie Oliver programme Quick & Easy Food?  If you think you haven’t got time to cook – think again.  Jamie proves you can whip up delicious and easy recipes quickly, with only 5 ingredients, now in our mind you can’t really go wrong with that!

Ingredients

2 onions
600 g free-range chicken thighs , skin off, bone out
350 g mixed mushrooms
1 bunch of fresh thyme (30g)
375 g block of all-butter puff pastry , (cold)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 220oC/425oF/gas 7.

Place a 30cm non-stick ovenproof frying pan on a high heat, with a smaller non-stick pan on a medium heat alongside. Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil into the larger pan. Peel and roughly chop the onions, adding them to the larger pan as you go. Roughly chop two- thirds of the thighs, finely chop the rest, and add to the onion pan. Cook for 6 minutes, or until golden, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, place the mushrooms in the dry pan, tearing up any larger ones. Let them toast and get nutty for 4 minutes, then tip into the chicken pan and strip in half the thyme leaves.  Remove the pan from the heat, add a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, then stir in 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar and 150ml of water.

Working quickly, roll out the pastry so it’s 2cm bigger than the pan, then place it over the filling, using a wooden spoon to push it into the edges. Very lightly criss-cross the pastry, then brush with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Poke the remaining thyme sprigs into the middle of the pie. Bake at the bottom of the oven for 15 minutes, or until golden and puffed up. Easy!

So there we have it, a quick and simple chicken pot pie, which serves 4 and will be ready in approx. 30mins.  For more of Jamie’s awesome recipes check out his website and buy the book!  Our particular favourites as well as the chicken pie recipe are the Crab and Fennel Spaghetti and the Messy Meatball Buns

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