There are few meals we love more than that humble chicken pie. For this recipe you sauté chicken and bacon with onions, carrots, celery and spinach then cover with creamy mash and bake until golden… A winner any night of the week.
30 Minutes. Free Range. Gluten Free. Sugar Free.
400g Australian free range chicken thigh
75g Australian free range premium streaky bacon
1 brown onion
500g dirty potatoes
1 large carrot
2 sticks celery
1 small natural chicken stock cubes
35g baby spinach
Preheat oven & make stock
Fill kettle with water and boil. Preheat oven to fan bake on 200ºC. Dissolve stock cube in 250ml of the boiled water from kettle.
Fill a large pot 3/4 full with salted water. Cover and bring to the boil. Peel potatoes, rinse and cut into 2cm cubes. Once the water is boiling, add potatoes and cook uncovered for 15 minutes. Drain well, season with salt and pepper, add milk and butter to your own taste (not provided). Mash until smooth.
Prepare & cook filling
While the potatoes are cooking, dice the onion, carrots and celery. Cut the chicken into 2cm chunks. Finely slice the bacon. Heat a large frying pan to a medium to high heat with a drizzle of oil. Add the bacon, carrot, celery and onion. Sauté for 3-4 minutes until bacon is crispy. Add the chicken and brown for 2-3 minutes. Pour 100ml stock over and mix well to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce to a simmer and allow the liquid to thicken to a gravy for approximately 3-4 minutes. Stir baby spinach through and remove from heat.
Use what you have available… Two ramekins, ovenproof bowls or a loaf tin. For each pie fill with the chicken and veg, then top with the mash and drizzle
with olive oil. Run fork lightly over potato top to make lined pattern to help get a crisp & golden texture on top. Place in the oven for approx. 20 minutes until golden on top.
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