GIVE DAD THAT WARM AND CONTENTED FEELING
Chicken pot pies.
These pies are the ultimate comfort food to share on Father’s Day. From the first bite, you’ll be filled with a satisfying warmth – like you’re being hugged from the inside out!
´´the flaky, buttery pie tops hide a creamy, comforting surprise´´
STEP 1 Preheat oven to 200°C. Place the flour, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken, toss to coat and shake off any excess flour. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Cook the chicken, in 2 batches, for 6–8 minutes or until golden brown.
STEP 2 Add the cream to the pan, bring to the boil and cook for 2–3 minutes or until reduced and thickened slightly. Add the onions, chives, parsley and lemon rind and stir to combine. Remove from heat and set aside.
STEP 3 Using the top of 4 x 1½-cupcapacity (375ml) ovenproof ramekins as a guide, cut four circles from the pastry.
STEP 4 Divide the chicken mixture between ramekins, top with the pastry and brush with the egg. Cut a cross into the top of each pie. Place on oven tray and cook for 20–25 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden. Serves 4.
TIPS AND TRICKS
• For a little variety, add 1 cup of your favourite mushrooms, chopped, when you cook the chicken.
• You can make this ahead. Keep the uncooked pies refrigerated for up to 1 day before baking.
• Top the pies with sheets of crumbled with butter, for a crunchy – and speedy – cheat.