So, how is work? Seeing that everyone is back in the swing of things? You know – kids back to school last week, you’re back at work, back at gym (or something relating to that) or back at whatever consumed your life before our wonderful, serene holiday made us immune to all kinds of ‘getting back to things’ . …
It already feels like Christmas is so far away now. But it really only happened like a month ago.
I also figured that you are getting back at cooking dinners again to the hungry crowds that stares us in the face each evening, eyes glittering full of expectation… ok, sorry, I am getting ahead of myself here…
I mean, here is a great recipe for how those, quick fix; budget friendly-feed-the-family-of-four (in the quickest way of course) kind of stuff goes.
It really is as simple as Leftover Chicken Pies. One roll of puff pastry and whatever is left over from the previous dinner. In. A. Flash. And yes, I am hoping that when you read this, you actually HAVE leftover roasted chicken in your fridge – with an onion or a pepper or two.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Serves 4.
|Prep Time||15 min|
|Cook Time||15 min|
- 2 cups leftover roast chicken meat cut fine
- 15 ml olive oil
- 1 red pepper finely chopped
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
- 1 roll puff pastry store bought
- 1 large egg for eggwash
- flour for dusting
- In a saucepan, heat the oil and sauté the pepper, onion and garlic until translucent.
- Remove sauteed ingredients from pan and transfer to a mixing bowl. Add the condiment of your choice – I chose sweet chilli sauce, and mix with cut chicken.
- Now, roll out your dough and use a large cookie cutter (I just used a martini glass) to press, use all the space you have.
- I would think you would be able to get between 6 – 7 pies (that is about x12 pressed circles) from a roll of puff pastry if you used a martini glass like I did. I got 6 pies from half a roll.
- Spoon a little bit of filling in the middle of a pressed circle, wet the edges of the circle with cold water and press another circle over that one – closing up the edges with a fork.
- Dab with egg wash and bake for about 10 – 15 minutes or until the dough rises and gets a golden color.