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Chicken and Onion Pot Pies

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This chicken and onion pot pie is the ultimate comfort food. Purchase all your fresh food ingredients for this delicious recipe from: Countdown at Westfield St Lukes.

Yields: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes

Ingredients
3–4 tbsp olive oil
2 large brown onions, sliced into wedges
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups organic chicken stock
1 tsp Vegeta or stock powder
1/2 cup thickened cream
3 sprigs of thyme
3 ½ cups roasted chicken
1 cup frozen peas
2 sheets frozen puff pastry
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tbsp poppy seeds

Method
1.Preheat oven to 180°C fan forced.
2.To make the pie filling, heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium - high heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 – 6 minutes until soft and translucent then add the garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
3.Reduce the heat and add the flour, stirring frequently.
4.Add the stock and V
egeta, stir well and bring to the boil.
5.Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes or so until the filling thickens slightly.
6.Take off the heat and stir through cream, chicken and peas and stir until well combined.
7.Place the pie filling into four large
oven proof ramekins. Allow to cool completely. If the pie
filling is too hot it will melt the pastry.
8.Remove the pastry from the freezer to partially thaw. Using the ramekin’s diameter as a guide,
cut four rounds of the puff pastry. They should be slightly
wider than the ramekin to allow for
shrinkage.
9.Brush the top of the ramekins lightly with the beaten egg then top with puff pastry rounds and
gently press down.
10.Brush the tops with egg wash and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Make a small slit in the pastry to let the air escape.
11.Bake in the oven for 35- 40 minutes until golden. Serve immediately.

Recipe created by Lisa Holmen for Australian Onions

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