Flaky Leek and Chicken Pie

    50 minutes

    Chicken and leeks slowly simmered in a smooth creamy sauce then all topped off with a flaky puff pastry crust. A nice big pie in a casserole dish.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 6 boneless chicken breasts (cubed)
    • 1/4 cup white wine (optional)
    • 2 medium leeks
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 tablespoon flour
    • 3 cups (750ml) milk
    • 1 chicken stock cube
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 large sheets puff pastry

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. In a large frypan, add half the olive oil and lightly brown the cubed chicken then set aside.
    2. Using the same frypan heat the remaining oil, add the wine (if using) and saute the leeks until tender and the wine has evaporated.
    3. In a large saucepan, make the sauce by melting butter then mixing in flour, making a roux. Once the flour is mixed in and smooth, add milk and stir until thickened.
    4. Add chicken and leeks, crumble in the stock cube and cook over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes.
    5. Pour into a 23x30cm casserole dish lined with one sheet puff pastry and cover with the other puff pastry sheet. If you wish you can brush the top with an egg wash.
    6. Bake in preheated oven for approx 15-20 mins or until golden brown.

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    Used different ingredients. I replaced the Chicken breast with chicken thighs (all fat removed) which stayed moist and leftovers the following night were delicious. I also added fresh sage, thyme & oregano to the sauce before adding the chicken & leeks. Instead of puff pastry I used 4 - 5 sheets of filo pastry scrunched up on top and sprayed lightly with canola spray. Delicioso!  -  19 Jun 2011


    Im answer to AussieGal's? mix the chicken stock and the milk together add to the butter and flour that has been cooked off ( stirring every thing well as you go) add 1/4cup stir till aborbed repeat. Once that is done then add the wine if using as it is not a nessasary ingrediant only the amount of liquid. This will make you a nice roux sauce. Another word for white sauce. I then add the chicken ect. some cooked capsicim/peas/corn adds to the overall dish. Enjoy  -  02 Jun 2011


    fussy Husband loves it. I have tweaked the recipe by using chicken thighs and filo pastry. see my tweak above.  -  19 Jun 2011