Thank you all for your sweet comments on facebook!! By popular demand i am sharing the recipe of my creamy chicken pies and also giving u a vegetarian,and a quick option!! There is soo much one can do with puff pastry its amazing…right from pies and savory puffs to even desserts or topping them with custard and then fruit…the lis is endless!
This time i made creamy chicken pies and to get the shape all i did was cut the puff pastry sheet into small sqquares and line a muffin tin with them, pour the filling and bake it. The chicken can be substitued for vegetables of your choice and if you dont get puff pastry where you live then i also have a recipe for home made pie dough!!!
INGREDIENTS FOR THE CREAMY CHICKEN:
250 grams of boneless chicken breast, cut into tiny pieces
1 tablespoon of butter
1 onion chopped fine
2 tablespoons of white flour
1 cup of milk
1/4 cup of cream
salt and pepper to taste
grated cheese for the top
Heat the butter in a pan and sautee the onions till transparent and they start changing color. Add the flour and sautee for half a minute and then add the chicken and some salt and pepper and sautee for a minute or a bit moreand then add the milk and stir well so that no lumps are formed. Bring to a boil and check if chicken is cooked..(if you have cut tiny pieces of chicken breast it wont take more than a minute or two to cook). Add the cream and stir well and cook till thick. Cool.
FOR THE PIES:
cut the thawed puff pastry sheet into sqares and fit each square into the hollow of a muffin tray. Spoon the cooled filling into the pastry case and top with grated cheese andbake at 180 degrees in a preheated oven till crispy!!
FOR A QUICK VERSION:
instead of making the sauce from scratch you can use a can of creamy mushroom soup. add it to the sauteed chicken and omit the white flour.
You can also add veggies to this with the chicken such as mushrooms, celery, cabbage etc. For a slightly piquant flavor you can add a teaspoon of dijon mustard…i did!!
FOR THE VEGETARIAN VERSION:
blanch your finely chopped veggies and follow the recipe…sautee onions, add flour, add the milk and cream and then the veggies
FOR A LACTOSE FREE RECIPE: you can sautee your veggies and flavour them with herbs and fill into the pastry cases!!
I have an alternative to everything!!! Happy cooking!!