Chicken and mushroom pot pies
( SERVES 4 )
These individual pot pies are a novel way to serve dinner and the chicken and mushroom taste combination is a classic one.
- Preheat oven to 210 degC. In a pan, cook leek or onion in oil for 5 minutes until soft. Add dried tarragon and wine. Increase heat and boil until reduced by half.
- Add soup, cooked chicken, peas and mustard. Heat to a simmer, then divide between four 300ml-capacity ovenproof pots.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry to 3mm thick. Alternatively, you can use pre-rolled pastry sheets. Cut out four lids that are 3cm larger than the pots. Brush a little egg around the rim of each pot, add a pastry disc and lightly press overhang onto sides. Brush pastry with egg, cut an air vent in the top of each pie and place pies on a baking tray.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until pastry is golden brown.