Hi everyone! Amanda from Simple Home Cook here and this time I have a savoury snack for you instead of the sweet ones I have been posting lately.
I love a good meat pie but chicken pies come a pretty close second in my opinion. These crunchy little packages taste fantastic and are easy make so you might want to think about putting them on your menu this week.
They are perfect for a light meal served with salad or a lunchtime snack. You can also make a double batch and freeze them which will give you a break during the week when dinner is already made. If you prefer, you can save time and make one large family pie instead of the mini pies.
Mini chicken pies
Makes approx. 14
- Spray oil
- 350g chicken breast, finely diced
- 1 cup frozen vegetables
- 420g tin cream of chicken soup
- 3 sheets short crust pastry
- 2 sheets puff pastry
- 1 egg, beaten
- Spray a frying pan with oil and cook chicken over high heat until cooked through.
- Add frozen veges and stir through. I used frozen veges that contained cauliflower and broccoli that were in quite large pieces so I diced them into smaller pieces before adding them to the pan.
- Add chicken soup and stir through. Cook for a few minutes then set aside to cool.
- Preheat oven to 200°C.
- Grease a muffin pan very well. Cut circles in the short crust pastry (approx. 9cm diameter) and gently press into the muffin pan. I used a glass with a 9cm rim.
- Add a small amount of mixture into each muffin cup.
- Using the puff pastry, cut smaller circles (approx. 7cm diameter) and gently press onto the top of the pies. Gently press the edges together.
- Make a cut into the top of each pie to allow the steam to escape.
- Brush the top of the pies with beaten egg and bake in preheated oven for 15 mins or until golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool on wire rack.
Post written by Amanda Arnold
My name is Amanda and I am passionate about simple, quick and affordable recipes that anyone can make. I have a facebook page called Simple home cook where I share my recipes which will get you through your busy week that won’t break your budget. Please head over and check out my FB pages Simple home cook and ALDI home cook.