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Chicken, leek & mushroom pies

Chicken, leek & mushroom pies Tom Kerridge

  • 50g butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 3 leeks, washed and finely sliced

    Leek

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    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 100g button mushrooms, sliced

    Mushroom

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    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 20g dried porcini mushrooms, roughly crumbled

    Mushroom

    mush-room
    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 6 skinless and boneless chicken thighs, cut into chunks

    Chicken

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    Chicken’s many plus points – its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 30g flour

    Flour

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    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • splash of white wine (optional)
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 100ml double cream
  • ½ lemon, juiced

    Lemon

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    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 quantity pie pastry (see ‘Goes well with’ below), or use shop-bought
  1. Heat the butter in a shallow pan and gently cook the leeks with the thyme for 8 mins, or until soft. Add both types of mushrooms and cook for 5 mins more, then turn up the heat a little, add the chicken and stir until the chicken starts to brown. Scatter over the flour and stir to make a paste and continue to cook for 2 mins.
  2. Splash in the wine, if using, and sizzle for 1 min, stirring, then pour in the stock, cream and lemon juice, season and simmer for 10 mins until the chicken is cooked through. Leave to cool, then pop in the fridge to chill. Can be made up to two days ahead. Assemble the pies as directed in Tom’s pie pastry recipe, decorating the tops with any trimmings, if you like.  http://stokvideolar.com