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Last Updated Monday December 05 2016 10:00 AM IST

Kids' cooking | Chicken pot pies

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An easy pot pie that your child can make in a jiffy, it has a delicious chicken filling which only adds to the charm.

Ingredients

For short crust pastry (makes for 12)


350gm plain flour

85gm butter

Water, as required (approx. 4 tbsp)


For chicken filling


25gm butter

1 tbsp olive oil

500gm chicken pieces

1 leek, chopped fine

2 tbsp plain flour

450ml chicken stock

4 tbsp white wine

2 tbsp chopped parsly

1 tbsp capers

2 tbsp Italian seasoning

1 tsp black pepper powder

Salt, as required

1 egg yolk mixed with 1 tbsp water, to glaze


Preparation

To make short crust pastry


Sieve the flour

Add the butter and water. Mix the butter in first and add the water a little at a time

Make a firm dough, keep in an airtight container and put in the fridge for some time


To make chicken pie


Heat the pan, and add oil and butter

Add the chicken pieces and then the chopped leeks

Salute until the chicken is cooked well to a golden brown colour

Then, add a little flour to the pan

Now, pour in the chicken stock (water used to cook chicken)

Add some white wine vinegar

Add some pepper powder and a pinch of salt

Let it simmer for five minutes

After that, add in the parsley, Italian seasoning and capers

Switch off the flame and keep aside

Now, take the short crust pastry dough and roll it out

Using two different sized cutters, cut out pieces to make the bottom pieces and top pieces for the pastries. The larger one for the base and the smaller one for the top piece

Now, spread the base onto the baking cups and put the chicken filling inside. Smear with the egg glaze

Cover, and smear the egg glaze over it once again

Let it bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until it turns golden brown in colour


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