March 22, 2012

Cook Like A Star : Chicken Pot Pie

To "  Cook Like A Star" again  .......... I am kind of excited with Donna Hay's recipe. Mom was complaining again about being hungry at 10.30 pm, then I went ransacking my fridge for anything to cook when I remember Donna Hay's Chicken Pot Pie . Yummy as it sounds , I have to substitute some of the ingredients. I just use whatever ingredients that I have in the fridge at that moment.
It turns out to be a very delicious supper meal for mum . Guess what ?  Mom says " Can you bake this again tomorrow ? " ... Everyone went laughing out loud as in ...LOL... I didn't have any leek so I substitute with bombay onion . Since I can't drive out to buy heavy cream at that time , I made my own heavy cream instead. Heehee... you can get the recipe for heavy cream over here .
I love the taste of this chicken pot pie with my home made substitute for heavy cream . I added capsicum , cherry tomato and fresh thyme which enhance the taste of the chicken pot pie .

Chicken Pot Pie by Donna Hay
200g  Boneless chicken fillet, cut to bite size
1        Leek, sliced thinly ( I substitue with bombay onion )
1tbsp Olive oil
2tsp   Herbs (sage, rosemary or thyme/ I use fresh thyme )
1        Potato, peeled and diced
1 2/3 cup Chicken stock
3tbsp Heavy/thickened cream
150g  Frozen vegetables (I use fresh capsicum and cherry tomatoes )
         Salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
250g Frozen puff pastry, thawed overnight in fridge or at room temperature for about 1/2 to 1 hour
1 egg, beaten

1. Heat oil in a pan and add leek. Stir-fry for 4 minutes, or until soft.
2. Add chicken, potato, herbs and chicken stock. Simmer for 10 minutes (with lid partially closed) 
3. Add the frozen vegetables.
4. Continue to simmer for another 5 minutes, or until the chicken are cooked and potatoes are soft. Stir through the cream and season with salt and pepper.
5. Transfer the filling into an ovenproof dish.
6. Dust the roller pin and surface with some flour. Cut a portion of the puff pastry.
7. Roll out the dough as thinly (about 1 to 3 mm). Cut out a piece of rolled puff pastry dough to cover the dish. Seal the edges with water.
8. Crimp the edges with a fork and poke holes (very gently) all over the top with a fork.
9. Brush egg all over the puff and bake at preheated oven at 200 C for 15 minutes , till puff pastry is puffy and golden brown . 

Enjoy your delicious chicken pot pie !!!
Recipe adapted from noobcook

I am going to link this with "Cook Like A Star" blog-hop featuring Donna Hay as the celebrity for the month of March, hosted by Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids. Please drop by Bake For Happy Kids for the full details and join in the blog-hop!


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    1. I would say ," very delicious and yummy " lol ;)

  2. Looks stunning & delicious! I don't mind eating these chicken pot pie 2 days in a row either! YUMMY!

  3. Very touching... cooking for your mom =)I guess she liked your dish very much =)Great photos!

    1. Hi Raquel , tq for dropping by . Mom really love eating my cooking .. ;) tq for the compliment ;)

  4. Hi Abby,
    You really are a star.... a star cook and a star daughter!! Your mom is very cute! Your pot pie looks delicious, no wonder she asks for more!

    1. Hey babe, u guys are very encouraging ya know. LOL.... you guys are d one who makes me feels like a star and I am proud of it ... Heehee

  5. Excellent!!make some for me please! i'm also a hungry person at night, LOL!! more donna hay recipes to come?? Cheers! enjoy the weekend!!

    1. LOL.... come come .. you are welcome to my house ;)

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    1. Hi ALice , tq for dropping by . ;) THis is really yummy ;)

  7. Sorry for my late visit.

    You are amazing making this pie at 10.30pm! Now you sounds like your mum's "mum" cooking for her and she making all the requests after eating your delicious cooking... What a sweet relationship! I wish that I can cook for my mum too :(

    1. No problem host.. LOL.... I understand its not easy to be a mom cos I am one messy mom.. LOL

  8. Chicken pot pie for supper? That is real comfort food! Thanks for sharing on how to make our own heavy cream! I always use a little bit for cooking and they turn bad very fast! I'm definitely going to try this pot pie out, it looks really good!

    1. Hi Jasline , I was having the same problem before. Thats when I decided I should not waste anymore . LOL