Chicken Dishes - Mini Chicken & Potato Pies
Children like individual portions so I make chicken dishes in three small ramekin dishes. If you like chicken dishes, you can decorate each pie with vegetables to make funny faces.
Two tbsp vegetable oil
375g (12 oz) potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
half stick celery, chopped
half tsp fresh thyme or pinch of dried thyme
an extra knob of butter
Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onion and leek for 5 minutes to soften. Meanwhile, cook the potatoes in a pan of lightly salted water until tender and then mash together with the milk and butter. Season to taste.
Add the minced chicken, celery and grated carrot and cook for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a food processor and chop for a few seconds to give the mixture a smooth texture, if desired. Return to the pan, add the ketchup, boiling stock and herbs. Cover and cook for about 4 minutes.
Pre-heat the grill. Divide the chicken between three 10cm /4 “ramekin dishes and top with the mashed potato. Dot the top with a little butter and place under the grill until golden.
Makes 3 Mini Chicken Pies
Suitable for freezing