Chicken and leak pie

Rachael lovatt

Rachael lovatt from Cornwallis Academy in Maidstone 2018 entrant

I make dinner at home and i can get this ingredients form a local farm shop


1.Preheat the oven to 170C (fan assisted) ; 190C/ gas mark 5, melt half the butter in a large frying pan, add the chicken and fry until colored all over. remove from heat and set aside.
2.Melt the remaining butter and fry the leeks and mushrooms for 5 minsor until soft. Add the chicken and stir, sprinkle in the flour and stir well.
3.Pour over the chicken stock, stir and season well. Simmer for 5 mins over a gentle heat.
4.Roll out the puff pastry place the mixture into a pie dish and place puff pastry lid on top. Crimp the edges and brush with the beaten egg. Place in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the pastry has turned golden brown.


570g chicken breast
2 leeks, chopped
250g mushrooms, chopped
50g butter
3tbsp plain flour
300ml chicken stock
150ml double cream
3tbsp dried tarragon
500g puff pastry
1 beaten egg