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Really Easy Chicken and Ham Pies

Ingredients

  • For the pies

  • For the root veg mash

Method

  • For the pies:

  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 200ÂșC /gas mark 6.

  • 2.

    Melt the butter in a large saucepan and gently cook the leek and thyme leaves until the leek has softened.Increase the heat, pour in the sherry and cream and bubble for a couple of minutes to thicken a little.

  • 3.

    Take the chicken meat off the bone and tear into chunks or strips.

  • 4.

    Add to the pan with the ham, mustard and chicken stock and season with salt and pepper.

  • 5.

    Bring to a simmer and cook for a few minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly.

  • 6.

    Spoon into one large or four individual pie dishes.

  • 7.

    Brush the rim of each dish with the egg wash, cut the pastry into four (or leave whole if you are doing one larrge pie) and sit on top.

  • 8.

    Press the edges down well to seal and trim off any excess pastry.

  • 9.

    Cut a small slit in the top to let any steam escape and brush with the egg wash.

  • 10.

    Bake for 15 minutes until the tops are golden and the sauce begins to ooze out of the dishes.

  • For the root veg mash:

  • 1.

    Peel and chop the vegetables to roughly the same size chunks.

  • 2.

    Place in a pan of salted water and bring to the boil.

  • 3.

    Cook the vegetables until they are tender (about 20 minutes) and then drain well.

  • 4.

    Return to the pan and allow the steam to evaporate for a minute before mashing with the butter, seasoning and mustard.

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Andrew Graham

Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet are the best wines to pair with Really Easy Chicken and Ham Pies.

 
 

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