Now that the weather is starting to turn Mushroom and I are starting to make more winter recipes. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not great at measuring out ingredients for cooking but things still seem to turn out alright so if, like me, you’re no contender for Masterchef but wouldn’t mind spending a bit more time with your little ones in the kitchen, here’s a bit of a cheat’s recipe for chicken pie.

You will need:

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A tin of chicken in white sauce (or you could use leftover chicken and make your own white sauce if you’re a little less lazy than I am!), ready-to-roll puff pastry (it’s a cheat’s pie, remember!) and some vegetables. We used mushrooms and asparagus but feel free to use your preferred veg, or use up any leftovers!

You’ll also need: A pie tin and a pastry brush


Chop the veg and place in an unbreakable bowl/container (we’re working with toddlers here!):

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We threw in a leftover carrot too.

Add the chicken and get your little chef to stir:

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Roll out the pasty and cut round a pie tin. Place the pasty in the tin and press down. Little hands are good for this. Add the chicken and veg mix.




Roll out the remaining pasty and place over the top of the pie. Cut holes in it.

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Melt some butter or margarine in a microwavable pot and once it’s cooled down a little, let you little chef ‘paint’ the pie with the pastry brush.

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Put in the oven for around 30 minutes (follow the instructions on the pastry)…

Et voila! Serve hot with gravy and mashed potatoes. If you like. Yum!

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