September 26, 2012 in Recipe
My easy Chicken, Bacon & Mushroom Pie,
using Knorr Stock Pot Chicken.
Yet again I’ve made up my own recipe & added bit’s as I went along! Here’s what I used.
For the filling:-
6-8 chicken breast’s diced into large bite sized pieces
500g mushroom’s chopped in large chunks
3-4 medium onions chopped finely
6-8 rashers of bacon grilled & broken into pieces
2-3 cloves of garlic crushed
For the Bechmel:-
1000ml semi-skinned milk
2 Knorr Chicken Stock Pot
For the Pastry:-
I cheated & used a packet of shop brought flaky pastry. (Life’s too short to be making that yourself!)
Melt the butter in a pan, once melted add the flour (I added the pepper to the flour) & mix, it will go stodgy but that’s fine, keep mixing it to cook out the flour. Gradually add the milk whilst stirring, I promise doing it this way you WONT get lumps! I then added 2 Knorr Chicken Stock Pots.
If you don’t think the sauce is thick enough you can make it thicker by adding some beurre manié to it. This is basically a mixture of butter & flour that when added to a hot sauce will NOT make it go lumpy.
I made my sauce thicker as I knew the filling mixture would be slightly wetter with the mushrooms. Leave the sauce on a very low heat for about 10mins to let the flour cook out properly.
For the filling:-
Gently fry the onions until soft, add the mushrooms & garlic & leave to soften. add the diced chicken & toss till it’s lightly cooked.
Mix the sauce into the chicken mixture & leave to gently cook for 25-20mins, stirring occasionally. Once cooked put it into your pie dish & leave to cool. If you put the pastry on whilst it’s too warm the pastry tends to melt, although if your cooking it immediately then it’ll be ok.
Make sure you’ve pre-heated your oven, mine cooks very fast so I tend to have it on 140degrees but most ovens I would say 160-180 but you know how well your oven cooks. I always have to turn it during cooking to make sure it browns evenly. So much for a combination oven!!
Roll out the pastry, I always add an edge to it so the pastry will stick better using milk to stick the edges. I go round the edges with a fork to make sure the edges are sealed. Make a hole in the centre of the pastry & decorate if you like!
And now for the finished pie!
I served it simply with boiled new potatoes & it got a great response from the family.
I was sent the Knorr Stock Pots as part of a Knorr Stock Pots BzzCampaign from BzzAgents.