Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Pot Pies

Dinner. Dinner. Dinner.  Oy vey. You can totally shout and scream, I get your frustration.  I did however come to the simplest conclusion about dinner. It is NOT supposed to awake feelings of anxiety, right? Right.

Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Pot Pies

You work.  Most probably an 8-5 job.  You have kids.  In school. With loads of extra mural activities, projects and exams.  You most probably have a husband.  That doesn’t eat veggies.

You have to run the household, from your desk.  You have to make sure your family gets dinner.  Behold the wrath of man and child when you DON’T deliver.  

Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Pot Pies

 

So here is the thing.  Dinner, shouldn’t be an issue.  I’m here, with an easy weekday dinner recipe, you’ll want to make over and over again.  So breathe. Print this one and keep it close to your heart.

Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Pot Pies

 

When I think of an easy dinner, four steps of prep is more than enough.  Two pans or pots is acceptable, nothing more. A recipe that makes your leftovers the star of the show.  And that tastes bloody delicious and fills the tummies with goodness.

Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Pot Pies

An easy weekday Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Pot Pie. That is about right, yes?

Grab that puff pastry from the freezer (because everyone needs to keep a roll of pastry in their freezer!) Nab the stacks of tupperware from the fridge, shred your leftover chicken and saute it with finely chopped onion, leeks, mushrooms, garlic and chili. Add cream and reduce.  Top it with pastry and bake. Boom, dinner is served.

You are welcome!

Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Pot Pies

And just to keep those anxiety levels at bay, this Honey and Soy Chicken Strips with Dirty Couscous is a great chicken dinner idea.  Or if you have a few stale looking buns floating around, you will love this Easy Spicy Chicken Subs with Parsley Butter and of course a Creamy Chicken and Rice Bowl recipe will also not disappoint.  

How is your feels about weekday dinners? Drop a comment below and let’s chat!

 

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Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Pot Pies
An easy weekday dinner idea made with leftover chicken. Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Pot Pies. Life saver!
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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 20 min
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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 20 min
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, heat the butter and olive oil.
  2. Add the onion, leeks, garlic and chili and saute for a few minutes on medium heat until translucent.
  3. Add the mushrooms and cook until it releases moisture. Add the herbs and seasoning.
  4. Next, add the cream, and turn up the heat and allow to reduce. Add the chicken and mix through. Set aside.
  5. On a clean surface dusted with flour, roll the pastry out and cut out discs for individual pies or cut a piece big enough to cover the filling in a flat, oven safe pie dish.
  6. Transfer the filling into desired baking dish, cover with pastry and brush with whisked egg.
  7. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 min or until golden brown.
Recipe Notes

Simply freeze the rest of the unused puff pastry.

For a vegetarian version, simply replace the chicken with chopped carrots and zucchini.

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  1. Haloumi September 6, 2016
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