Thursday, January 12, 2012

Chicken Corn and Broccoli Pies

From such a heat wave to a cold snap here in Melbourne comfort food was on the menu last night.  All rugged up in our winter woolies it was nice to sit down to a warm homestyle pie full of creamy goodies hidden under a crunchy and light filo pastry lid.

These individual pies are a complete meal in themselves and very filling.  Using the filo pastry reduces the fat content dramatically but you could use puff pastry for a more tradition crust.

Chicken Corn and Broccoli Pie

Serves: 6
ProPoints per serve: 9

cooking spray
750 grams chicken breast, fat removed, diced
1 leek, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 cups chicken stock
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves
1 1/2 cups corn kernels
2 cups broccoli florets
2 cups skim milk
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons cornflour
freshly ground black pepper
12 sheets filo pastry
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Spray a large non stick saucepan with cooking spray and cook chicken in batches over high heat until browned, remove to a plate.  Repeat with remaining chicken.

Respray saucepan with cooking spray and cook leek for 5 minutes or until softened.  Add garlic and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Add wine, simmering until liquid has almost evaporated.

Add stock, mustard, dijon mustard, chicken, broccoli and corn to saucepan.  Simmer for 5 minutes.  Add milk and combined water and cornflour.  Stirring well to combine.  Continue to simmer for 5 minutes or until sauce has thickened.  Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.

Divide mixture amongst 6 ceramic pie dishes.  Spray 1 sheet of filo pastry with cooking spray and scrunch together gently, placing on top of half the pie dish.  Repeat with a second piece of filo pastry and cover the other half of the pie dish.  Continue placing two sheets of pastry on each pie.

Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until pastry is golden and filling heated through.

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Tenille @ My Family Table said...

These look absolutely delicious, and the filo pastry top is a great idea. I'll be giving this recipe a whirl for sure.

Aarthi said...

Really Yummy recipe..Would love to give it a try…Thank you so much for posting this..


Jo said...

Thank you - yes they were yummy and devoured very quicky.