Thursday, August 4, 2011

Easy Chicken Pie


I would have delayed making these pies if not for the Aspiring Bakers Challenge #10- Easy as Pie Event.
You might wonder, are these really easy to make? well, you still have to make the pastry, you still have to cook the filling , but lesser ingredients. This is a non cream version of chicken pie and the crust is slightly different from the usual shortcrust pastry for chicken pies, this is slightly more crumbly, not bad actually. For those of you who like the rich and creamy fillings, you can also always add some cheddar cheese and some thick cream into the filling. If you like the oriental style of filling, you can add in some oyster sauce plus some hoisin sauce and a little char siew sauce. Cook in any way that you like best. It's only the beginning of August now, there's still a lot of time to take part in the Aspiring Bakers Event, do join in the fun to support!

Recipe ( from latest Yum Yum Magazine)
this is 1/2 of the recipe, makes 6 chicken pies with little leftover fillings


Pastry:
125gm plain flour, sifted
 75gm cold butter
1/2 tbsp sugar
a pinch of salt
1/2 egg yolk
1-2 tbsp cold water

Filling:
1tbsp oil
50gm mixed vegetables
50-70 ml water
1 medium onion, diced
150gm chicken breast meat, diced
1/2 can of button mushrooms( i omitted)
130gm potatoes, boiled, peeled and diced

Seasoning:
1tsp salt to taste
1 tsp sugar
some black pepper
1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water for thickening ( check if you need this, i did not put this)

Glazing:
 1/2 egg + a little salt, lightly beaten

Method:
1.Pastry: Put all ingredients ( except egg yolk and water) into a mixing bowl and mix to a crumble. Add in egg yolk, water and mix into a soft dough. Keep dough in the fridge and rest for 30 minutes.

2. Filling: Heat up oil in wok, fry the onion until soft. Add chicken meat, mixed veggies, mushrooms, fry for a while to break up chicken. Add in potatoes, water and cook for about 5 minutes. Add in sugar, salt and black pepper. Add in the cornstarch and stit to thicken mixture. Taste and leave to cool for later use.

3.Take some dough and press into pie or tart cases. Poke hole on the base using a fork, place filling on top and press firmly. Cut another piece of dough to cover the top. Using fork, poke a few more times on the cover of the pie and glaze with beaten egg.

4. Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 30 minutes.

I am submitting this to the Aspiring Baker's #10: Easy As Pie ( August 2011) hosted by Janine of Not the Kitchen Sink

47 comments:

  1. Wow! They look so delicious. I love how they don't look messy or soggy. I actually never tried chicken pot pie before.

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  2. This looks very delicious. I was thinking to make chicken pie too. Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. These look like the kinda of chicken pies I wouldn't mind popping into my mouth, one after the other! Oh, very "dangerous" (to my waistline) these are! :P

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  4. I must try this recipe...but these days weather is hot and humid...thanks for sharing..

    angeline

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  5. yesterday I made sweet tart, actually i prefer savoury pie like this, i must make this soon.Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I haven't make any chicken pie yet, but love to eat Will try it.Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Looks delicious, Lena! I was thinking of making chicken pie too. Love savoury pies like this!

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  8. Oh this looks so neat and yet so yummy looking Lena! Very very tempting indeed. Especially so close to lunch time, lol! I was thinking of making chicken pot pie too next week...now I think I just have to bring it forward. 

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  9. this seem to be a pate brisee tart base recipe, used for savoury pies. From your blog, you sounded like you werent exactly satisfied with the results?

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  10. Looks very neat... so how does it taste like? *hinting* :)

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  11. You are fast man ... your chicken pie looks delicious.

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  12. This looks delicious! I really have no idea what to make. Maybe going to make this. :)

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  13. Nice chicken pie and a lighter version too, not to mention the simplicity!

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  14. i can imagine myself eating one now.

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  15. My fav chicken pie is from Cameron Highlands resort.
    I didn't know why I would pay for that expensive pie, although it was very very tasty, but then, still not worth it.
    Have been thinking of replicating the same pie..but still haven't done that.

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  16. I never made any pies, except made with ready pastry before. Yours look so savoury tasty, and beautiful too :)

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  17. Delicious looking chicken pie, haven't eaten this for a long time.

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  18. Dainty looking pies you have got there, Lina! Btw, I thought it would be good to highlight to you that there's a typo in your recipe, you listed butter instead of flour which has to be sifted :)

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  19. Hi, nice chicken pies! but i think got some typing error over the recipe? should be 125gm plain flour right? :D

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  20. Lena, these are such good looking babies! I can take at least half a dozen of them. Yummm....
    Have a lovely evening.
    Kristy

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  21. your pies look so inviting! the crust looks so crumbly & flaky, i'd love to sink my teeth in it! lol

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  22. Hi Lena, very nice. I've never had this before, but it sure looks good. Nice colour too.
    I bet it has a beautiful fragrance to tease the taste buds.
    Have fun.
    Lee.

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  23. I love your cute little pies. I would love to sink my teeth into it for my breakfast now :)

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  24. hi esther: how are you? so glad to hear from you. How's your studies? There are quite variations of pot pies available in the net, try making them someday, it's not difficult to make if you know how to cook! ha!

    ann: really? i would like to see your version too! i know you make great pies too!

    kenny: your waistline? hoho..it's too late now..dont bother so much, just eat and do 100 sit ups after that, trust me it will reduce by an inch the next day!

    angeline: i know, it's very warm today too, me no baking today!

    sonia: maybe next i'll try to attempt a sweet pie instead!

    yummylittlecooks: you're welcome. this recipe quite easy.

    joyce: looks like a lot of people interested in chicken pies too! hope you can find time to bake your chicken pie, i would love to see that too!

    bee: thanks! you must be another chicken pie lover! hurry hurry, jump queue and make chicken pies!

    alan: no lah, i'm actually quite happy with this. it has been ages since i last made some lousy chicken pies..

    claire: taste like chicken pie..hahaha!

    chris: yeah, i think i'm quite fast this month..hopefully i can come up with another pie or tart later..

    small2baker: i'm sure you will have lots of great ideas for this month, quickly dig up some recipe books! hey, so nice seeing you here!

    maureen: yes, not ad, it's a very much lighter version, i also like the creamy version but not too cheesy taste.

    edith: me imagining you eating my chicken pie now...haha!

    wendy: how expensive?? as long as it's good, never mind, after all you're not going there every time. With your baking intelligence, i'm sure you can come up with something very similar to that or maybe even better!

    DG: thanks..i've never tried using ready made pastry before, i'm not sure if i've seen readymade shortcrust pastry, only come across puff pastry.

    Amelia: thanks..me too. I dont really crave for chicken pies but since i saw this easier recipe, i decided to make some.

    litehomebake: thanks so much for spotting the error, will amend after this!

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  25. peng: hi, thanks for letting me know, i've just amended that.

    kristy: wah friend, you big eater, huh?!

    sotong: yeah i like that pastry too, not that flaky but crumbly ..a little similar to the chinese types of pastry

    lee: you never eaten chicken pies?? not laughing at you but surprised. Hmm, i know..you still very much prefer chinese and malay food, right?

    gert: yeah, actually they are small pies, can finish that in 3 bites, happy morning to you!

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  26. I want to bake chicken pie also, but still looking for an easy recipe to follow, this looks like a good one, save this down first :)

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  27. So yummy looking and they look cute too :) Have KIV this...if it is easy then shall make these for pot bless :)

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  28. I love chicken pies! And these are absolutely adorable... And delicious-looking!

    Sues

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  29. Chicken Pie my favourite...I have to be careful visiting your blog must be after buka puasa. Your dish always make me hungry.

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  30. i love how these chicken pies look like pastries!!! how delicious! kudos for making the pastry look so beautiful.

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  31. wow I love the look of these pies, so easy to eat too, no need to cut:D I thought they were muffins at first glance:P

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  32. I wish I can have 2 pieces now. So hungry after badminton! I love the texture of the pastry. Looks like melt-in-the-mouth type.

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  33. oooh yum... nice pies
    I agree with you...Pie making takes a lot of effort.. but the end result is so satisfying :D

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  34. Wow this looks really really good! I especially like the little garnishings of black sesame and I like the fact that it is non cream so that it's less fattening hehe ;p And love the ideas you provided - am thinking I should make like a char siew pau kind of filling yummy!

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  35. Love you did this with chicken pie. I did something similar last year with taco pie but I think I like this more. I will so be doing this and sharing it on my belleicious kids blog. will link it back to you of course!

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  36. Now these are what I would like my chicken pies to look like. The crust is so flaky and looks delicious! Nice they are so versatile, but seem perfect the way they are.

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  37. hi lena,
    the last time i baked chicken pie was to use instant prata ..heheh..
    wow you made the pastry from scratch!! so rajin!!..if i can have 2 of this dah cukup for my break fast later..hehe very nice chicken pies nampknya tu..

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  38. They look so delicious! I like mini version..easier to control portions.

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  39. If I could bake a chicken pie as gorgeous as yours, Lena, I wouldn't hesitate for a moment. Oh goodness!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  40. I have never seen such gorgeous little chicken pies - I would LOVE to make these ! Great post :))
    Mary

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  41. they are very adorable as well too!! Lena, I love small portion size meals like this and I know I would love to bite into one

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  42. Lena, the pastry looks very flaky and delicious. I like them in the mini forms because I will get to eat more pastry than the fillings :P

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  43. many thanks to the rest of you who had left a comment here. Appreciate that very much!

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  44. 好久没做了。我喜欢多多蘑菇的....还有剩的吗?

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  45. It's confirmed this one does not only look delicious, it is delicious! I tried out the recipe and it was really good! Easy enough and so delicious! Thank you for sharing!

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  46. cherry potato: thank you, i lov emushrooms too but when i made these, i dint have any on home, so i left them out.

    litehomebake: hey, no problem, we are all here to share, so glad that hear that you love these!

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  47. Your chicken pie looks delicious and kids friendly. I m sure my daughter will like it. Thanks, Meriem

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