Tuesday, 19 June 2012

The One With the Unfortunate Acronym

It’s been a while since I shared a recipe on this particular day of the week. Of course it has nothing to do with the fact that Time For A Recipe Tuesday has a somewhat unfortunate acronym. Not exactly what I want associated with my food!


I hadn’t noticed it at all, until I was being uncharacteristically organised one day and labelled a folder of foodie photos with the initials. There it was staring me in the face. How could I have missed it?

Anyway, if it’s a recipe you want, here’s one that uses up leftover chicken. It’s not really the time of year for big Sunday roasts around here, but the unseasonal weather has meant we’ve still been wanting warming pies and bakes. I just popped a couple of plump chicken breasts in the oven while I was baking these.

Chicken and Leek Pie

Cooked chicken approx. 300g

2 large leeks, sliced


plain flour

300ml chicken (or veg) stock

150ml single cream

Can of sweetcorn

Puff pastry

Melt a large knob of butter (approx. 25g) and a splash of oil in a large frying pan. Fry the leeks until softened and stir in the flour (approx. 25g).

Cook for a minute then add the stock, followed by the cream. I use Elmlea, purely because it keeps for a long time and I usually have it in.

Add the drained sweetcorn and bite sized pieces of cooked chicken. A good grind of black pepper and that’s your filling done. Simple.

Tip into a pie dish and cover with puff pastry. I buy the ready rolled stuff and use about half the packet, but it’ll depend on the size of your dish.

Bake in the oven (180 fan for 30 mins) until the pastry is golden brown.




christopher steer said...

That pastry looks crunchtastic!

Sandra said...

Looks fabulous. I'm always looking for ideas to use left over chicken after a roast. Thanks for this :)

Annie said...

That sounds really yummy. Thanks for the recipe.
A x

Sian said...

Absolutely perfect for this time of year! Comfort food at its best (especially if I'm wearing boots and a jumper..)

Kirsty.A said...

MMM Looks lovely

Jo.C said...

Maybe it's all those leeks and sweetcorn :0)
I do a similar one and put filo on - good for the better weather we are having now x

Alison said...

That DOES look yummy...but all cooking has stopped here at the moment...one year we will get an outside kitchen!
Alison xx

Jo said...

This look delicious, I will definitely give it a go x

Sarn said...

Oooh that looks delicious!

Alison said...

Yum - I know which pie I'd choose again - must give this a go sometime, Fi! Thanks for posting. x

Jaki Morris said...

Why has no one mentioned the fart in your recipe?
Oh, wait I just did