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Chicken pie

Although my kids' favourite sweet pie is apple pie, they also enjoy savoury pies,two of their best savoury pies are chicken pie and beef/meat pie.

I decided to try it out myself because it's not everytime I get the chance to go to a pastry shop or fast food shop to get them some.

Here's chicken pie! I promise to add the step by step pictures.if it's too much work for a day,you can make your dough ahead. I remember I made my dough,two days before,wrapped in in cling film and refrigerated it.

For the pastry.                  
3 cups flour

1 cup cold butter
Tablespoons of cold water
Half teaspoon salt
Half teaspoon sugar (optional)

For the filling
Potatoes
Cooked chicken breast, shredded or cut in chunks
Carrots
Peas
2 tablespoons flour
Curry, thyme,seasoning to taste

Let's go!
To make your pastry, sieve salt,flour and sugar together,cut the butter into the flour mix, rub it in till you have crumbles,add the salt,sugar and one tablespoon of cold water at a time rubbing it in till you get a dough. 

Knead the dough. if you are making a large pie,cut dough in half and set aside. If you are making hand/small pies leave the dough whole,cover with cling film and keep in the fridge.



Work on the filling

Dice carrots,potatoes and boil them (I added my peas while the potatoes were cooking, 
Drain the vegetables and set aside

In a saucepan, fry some garlic and ginger,add the cooked chicken and the vegetables. Season to taste (careful not to get it too salty). Dissolve one teaspoon of flour into cold water and add to your filling,allow it to simmer for 20minutes on low heat so that u have all the flavours infused,and different textures also!

Turn off the heat, cut your pastry into small circles if you are making hand/small pies,put a spoon of filling and fold over,pinch the edges to seal and brush with egg white. If it's a big pie like mine, roll one half of the dough and place into a pie pan as the base dough, fill the base with your potato chicken filling,then roll out the other half dough and place on the filling as the top dough,crimp/seal the edges and put slits on top to allow steam escape when baking!

Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Centigrade for 40minutes or until crust is brown and the filling is bubbly.

Serve warm!


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