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Mothers can easily steal the show with this Irish recipe for creamy chicken and leek pie.
"I love tarragon. So this recipe was right up my alley. My husband and I enjoyed this meal so much we ate the whole pie in one sitting. ( I did half the recipe) we didn't have double cream but normal cream worked well. I also found that it worked well with just under a cup of each of the wine and chicken stock and half a cup of the cream worked well. Yumm!"- Zekenz
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1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and leeks and cook for 4-5 minutes until softened.
2. Add the chicken pieces and cook, stirring, for another 4-5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, add the wine and bubble away until reduced by two-thirds. Pour in the stock and simmer until reduced by half. Add the cream and tarragon, bring to the boil, then simmer for 5-6 minutes until thickened. Season, then spoon into a 2.5-litre pie dish (or 4 x 300ml ovenproof dishes). Set aside to cool.
3. Brush a little water along the edge of the pie dish or dishes. Unroll the pastry and cut out a piece large enough to cover the dish or dishes. Press down the edges and trim off the excess. Snip a small hole in the centre of the pastry to let the steam escape. Put on a baking tray and chill for 15 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 220C/fan200C/gas 7.
Beat the egg with a little salt, then brush over the pastry. Bake for 40-45 minutes (20-25 minutes if you are making individual pies) until the pastry is golden.
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Moomah 8 months agoYum. The whole family liked it. Next time I'm making a double recipe because my two teenage sons devoured it and there was not enough for the rest of us.
vixson83 9 months agoEasy yummy and went down well with whole family!
ska01 1 year agoMade this pie for dinner this evening and it's all gone already! Delicious and so easy. I served it with honey roasted veg (carrots, parsnips, butternut, red onion and garlic) which went really well with the flavour
dickywoollard 2 years agoWe ate this last night and thoroughly enjoyed the pie. I added some chopped ham and a hard boiled egg. My wife said she didn't want breakfast, because it may overlay the memory of our supper! Praise indeed. Thank you.
Ndeborah 3 years agoGreat, the family loved it!
Zekenz 3 years agoI love tarragon. So this recipe was right up my alley. My husband and I enjoyed this meal so much we ate the whole pie in one sitting. ( I did half the recipe) we didn't have double cream but normal cream worked well. I also found that it worked well with just under a cup of each of the wine and chicken stock and half a cup of the cream worked well. Yumm!
knburnsy 3 years agoI put shortcrust pastry on the bottom of a large dish and puff pastry on the top and yummy the best pie ever. Oh and a tbs of soy in the mix.. Delish.
danpa 4 years ago[I posted this recipe.]