Thursday, August 18, 2011

Chicken pie

Sokehah Cheah | 12:40 AM | | | |


This is a cheat version of Chicken Pie with an Oriental twist.  I call it 'cheat' because the pastry is store bought, 'Oriental', as  I cooked the filling with Asian sauces.  This was our family's dinner and all of us enjoyed it thoroughly...... another one-dish meal!








This is super easy to prepare.  All you need to do is just cook the filling with whatever you have on hand, scoop it onto the ramekins and top up with a layer of  Kawan puff pastry, touch up with some 'ICI', dump them in the oven, turn on the timer and just wait patiently ...........  Here's how to do it!

Recipe for Chicken Pie

Ingredients

  • 500 gm chicken breast, diced
  • 200 gm onions, diced
  • 140 gm canned peas
  • 2.1/2 tsp cornflour + 1.1/2 Tbsp water to thicken
  • 1 egg lightly beaten + a pinch of salt to glaze
  • 3/4  cup water
Seasoning
  • 1.1/2 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp each of :  light soya sauce, sugar and sesame oil
  • 1/2  tsp salt
  • 1/2  tsp chicken granules
  • 3/4  tsp dark soya sauce
Preparation
  1. Dice up the chicken meat and marinate with the seasoning.
  2. Heat up some oil in a pan and fry the diced onions till fragrant.  Add in the seasoned meat, stir-fry, add in the water and chicken granules.
  3. Once meat is cooked, test for taste, toss in the drained peas.  Mix in cornflour thickening and set aside.
  4. Divide the mixture between 4 ramekins.
  5. Cover each ramekin with a piece of pastry, press the edges around the ramekin to seal.  Prick holes on the surface with a fork for air to escape during baking.
  6. Apply egg glaze.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven @ 200 deg C for about 20 mins. till pastry is puffed out and light golden brown in colour.
  8. Serve hot with some salad or have it on its own.


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22 comments:

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  1. Whaoh! Cheah! I am the first one here. Must take one for morning breakfast :D

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  2. I love these little ramekin pies! I also love using the puff pastry for quick meal ideas like this. I need to try this with the Asian flavors here! MMmmmmm....

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  3. This oriental style chicken pie is fantastic. Quick, easy and delicious...I like this idea.

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  4. This certainly looks tempting. I have been thinking of this but still never get down to doing it.

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  5. Good idea! where did u get this Kawan pastry?

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  6. I just saw chicken pie on Anncoo's blog. I love yours too. Love your 'cheat' way.....haha. Just perfect for impatient people like me :D

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  7. Cheah...dun worry , it is not easy to make your own puff pastry. I will also buy the store bought one if I am lazy to make my own puff pastry. But there is a different...homemade ones are better but lot of work though :)

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  8. i remember my first time seeing a puff pastry on top, was so excited.and that was on top of the mushroom soup! great idea, cheah!

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  9. i love chicken pot pie, so versatile and so easy to make

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  10. Anncoo
    Please help yourself, ha, ha!

    Lyndsey
    Yes, try cooking the filling the Asian way and see whether you like it.

    Zoe
    Lazy me, is more like it!

    Yummy Bakes
    Yes, this is super easy to prepare.

    MaryMoh
    Yes, quick and easy, that's what I like.

    Elin
    These ain't bad either. In fact I like it, it's not oily.

    Claire
    Got it from Jusco. Also available at Tesco, around the same price.

    Lena
    Yes, I've taken it somewhere before, can't remember where. That's why I try to replicate.

    An open book
    Thanks for visiting. Will hop over to yours soon!

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  11. hmm im pretty sure you can use ground hazelnut as well, although the taste would differ drastically

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  12. have read and seen chicken pot pies so many time, time to give it a go, sp with pastry sheet as top will make life so easy, great idea! :)

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  13. i love easy and delicious recipes like this! I happened to have some puff pastry in my freezer :D I think this shall be my lunch for the weekend:D

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  14. Delicious! I love chicken pie. This quick version is fantastic, especially in our hot weather, cuts spending time in our hot kitchen!

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  15. Love the oriental twist on chicken pie. And I have no problem at all with the bought pastry.

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  16. love the oriental twist too! and putting it into a ramekin is a really good idea!

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  17. I like the Asian touch...my husband is Japanese! This pie looks so delicious, how about sending me some right now, it's dinner time here in Rome! I'm following you! When we go back home to Sicily I will try this.

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  18. Looks so delicious. It makes me extremely hungry now.

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  19. I make my easy pies like that too. yours looks really delicious

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  20. Ananda
    Yes, making pie with this method makes life easy.

    Jeannie
    Give it a shot, you'll be amazed by the result.

    kitchen flavours
    Yes, not worthwhile sweating out in the kitchen in this weather!

    Angie
    Yes, the taste will be a bit different from the norm.

    Janine
    Thanks and less washing up, just serve it straight from the oven!

    Ciccia
    Thanks for following my blog. I'll like to know how your hubby will like it if filling is cooked with Asian sauces.

    hankerie
    Thank you.

    Penny
    Thank you. Great minds think alike!!

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  21. Love this cheat idea, super easy and sound yummy! must make this in one of the lazy weekend for lunch.

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  22. Sonia
    Yes, it'll be a breeze for you. Will be nice with curry filling too!

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