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Quick Easy Creamy Chicken pie + Surprise Cheese Twists

Discussion in 'Geek Recipes' started by Bambi_1319, May 20, 2010.

  1. Bambi_1319

    Bambi_1319 Member

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    Ingredients: (for 2 'normal sized' pies)
    4 sheets of pastry
    3 chicken breasts
    cheese of some description
    1 egg
    1 can of creamy chicken soup

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    1. Get your pastry out of the freezer.
    Like an hour before you plan on making pie, IDK how well it does on defrost in the microwave but frozen pastry is not pliable!

    2. Clean, cut and cook your chicken
    clean chicken as you normally would, cutting away all the fatty bits and any skin (or buy skinless and save yourself the hassle) then cut in to about bite sizes pieces. Heat up a frying pan with some olive oil and add chicken.

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    I like to remove the 'chicken juice' as it's cooking to avoid poaching the chicken rather than browning it. but whatever you want to do really, it doesn't particularly matter.

    3. while the chicken is cooking, if you can multi-task ;) put the soup in to a sauce pan and heat, I like to add a bit of parmasen and pepper for taste. Once the soup is warm add your cheese, I used a handful, which would be about in to a loosely packed cup I guess. let the cheese melt in and stir, once this has happened take it off the heat.

    4. By now your chicken should be cooked :D you can now add this to the soup/sauce/cheesy mixture.

    5. Place 1 sheet of your defrosted pastry in to a pie dish (if you don't have a pie dish a cake tin is fine, or I often like to get those foil circular baking dishes and put them in there cause they're smaller and I HATE cleaning)

    6. Scoop your chickeny, cheesy mix in to the pie dishes, then sprinkle a little bit more cheese on top, because really, who can't have enough cheese.

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    7. Let it cool off a bit and then put the top on :D press down the sides and cut away any extra pastry. brush with a little bit of whisked egg

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    8. Now you can put 1 in the oven and 1 in the freezer (or 2 in the freezer OR 2 in the oven :D)

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    Here is the result!

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    NOW if you're as retarded as me and get 2 too many sheets of pastry out of the freezer here is your solution (can you refreeze pastry?) you wont need to worry about that any more after this!

    1. cut in to 4 strips per sheet.

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    2. smoosh some garlic and parmasen and whatever else you like in to the pastry (not too hard, don't want holes in the other side)

    3. press some cheese on top of that

    4. fold over and press firmly to stick 2 sides together

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    5. twist :D and brush with a little bit of whisked egg

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    6. throw them in the oven.

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    nom
     
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  2. jonsey32

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    Pie looks delicious, and the cheese twists are a cool idea. Bravo!
     
  3. T-O-D

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    I really should look in the cooking section here a bit more.

    Awesome ideas, and they seem to have turned out well!

    Anything you would change to make it even better?
     
  4. HUMMER

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    that cheese twists look the goods. might give this a go when the wifey gets some courage to touch the oven. (she keeps saying she doesnt know how to use it)
     
  5. Scoobth

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    Add some fried bacon bits into the cheese twists, and BAM!
     
  6. craz3d

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    Why does your wife need to know how to use it?

    You do it :p
     
  7. HUMMER

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    she is afraid to touch the oven. worried perhaps that she could break it. i dont know. she loves to cook but is afraid to try out oven baked dishes.

    im keep to try both dishes posted by OP.
     
  8. gords

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    I made the chicken pie today - very nice! Thanks for the recipe, Bambi_1319.
     
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    Well I don't know what I'd change, I didn't actually eat any of it.

    Could add bacon... to both twists and pie.

    would like to get some little pie dishes and make some smaller ones too. :D

    Next time I make meat pie I'll put this up too.
     
  10. cittris

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    cooking this tonight. i can't wait! it looks so good
     
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    im eating this right now. it turned out fantastic. the pie is delicious! and the cheese twists.fantastic!!

    thanks for the recipe
     
  12. bart5986

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    So i'm thinking your not meant to prepare the chicken soup part according to the directions (adding milk and water)......
     
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    I added a bit of milk, like 1/2 a cup, was too watery. I'd just go the soup and like 2 table spoons of milk just to make it a liquid again.
     
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    I added a cup of milk and a cup of water according to the directions.

    So glad to know next time I make this it won't be epic fail.

    It still tasted ok though :thumbup:
     
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    haha creamy chicken and pastry stew?
     
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    I did a more complex variant last night:

    2 chicken breasts cut to small chunks
    Can of Condensed chicken soup
    1 carrot sliced to small thin pieces
    1 onion cut as above
    1 tsp mixed herbs
    1 tsp black pepper
    1 handful grated cheese

    Turned out pretty well. I don't have a pie dish so I make mine as a deep-dish pie in a casserole dish :D
     
  18. lamcdonald

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    I tried this tonight (minus the cheese twists), and it worked brilliantly! [​IMG] I didn't have any plain Cream of Chicken soup so I used Cream of Chicken & Mushroom, and it probably didn't taste much different.

    I added about a tbsp of milk to the soup to make it easier to stir, but it was a little runny when I first cut the pie. It firmed up a bit after it cooled, but next time I'll add some flour to thicken it slightly :)

    My only complaint is, it's too nommable! I ate too much :(
     
  19. Vassili

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    Made this the other night - popped my "OCAU Recipes" cherry. Pretty tasty for something so easy.
     
  20. Hippy222

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    I have the cooking skillz of a pet fish.
    But i did this and WoW was it good, but yeah it was running, so will thicken it up next time, or get the wife to cook it :)

    Cheers for making me look half skilled :)
     

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