Chicken, ham & leek pies
Chicken, ham & leek pies
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Chicken, ham & leek pies

Tender chicken in our creamy ham hock and leek sauce, topped with our light, flaky puff pastry.

How to Cook

This recipe is made with some raw ingredients and isn’t suitable for microwaving, so please follow these cooking instructions carefully.

  1. Preheat your oven to 220°C/200oC fan/ gas mark 7.
  2. Remove all packaging, leaving the pies in their ramekins. For best results, brush the pastry with milk or whisked egg*.
  3. Place the dishes on a tray in the centre of the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the pastry turns golden brown. Make sure your pies are piping hot throughout.
  4. Leave to stand for 4 minutes before serving in their dishes. Be careful, they’ll be hot.

* Don’t worry, they taste just as good without doing this. It just makes them look even better if you want to impress!

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Goes Best With

(Serves 2)

200g green peas (about 500g of fresh pods, or you could use frozen)
25g butter
¼ medium onion, thinly sliced
10g fresh mint, chopped

1. Melt 2 tbsp butter in small frying pan. Add onions and sauté for about 5 mins until they are tender.

2. In a small saucepan, add just enough water to cover the bottom and keep the peas from scorching (about 4 tbsp). Add the peas and onion. Cover and cook over a medium heat until the peas are tender (about 5—10 minutes, depending on size and freshness). If the butter is not at room temperature, melt it while the peas are cooking.

3. When the peas are done, drain them, then add the butter and mint.

to drink?

Smooth dry white wines, like chardonnay, would be our tipple of choice here. Either that or a bright, fruity cider.

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