Sunday 31 July 2011

Recipe - Chicken Pie filling

With not much left in the fridge tonight (2 leftover bbq chicken drumsticks, a handful of mushrooms, 3 leftover baby leeks and a single rasher of bacon), we used what we had and discovered a delicious pie filling.... well, that's what we'll do with it next time!  Tonight we had this on toast.

This is what we did :

Remove the meat from drumsticks, chop the leeks, bacon and mushrooms and then cook them all and remove from pan.  I actually cooked the leeks and mushrooms together, then the bacon and chicken.  I was making it up as I went along and only decided to add the bacon while the vegies were cooking!  Melt a good tablespoon of butter in the same pan and then stir in 2 tablespoons of flour.  Stir to cook the flour a little.  Add about a cup and half of liquid.  I used half white wine and half milk.  Stir until thickened, add back the other ingredients and a good grind of pepper and salt.  If you use wine, cook it all for a while to cook off the alcohol.  You can taste the difference - the strong winey taste will be gone.

It sure beat the alternative - fish and chips!

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