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Thai Chicken Pie

Recipe_Thai_Chicken_Pie

30 min

Preparation time

60 min

Cooking time

4

Serves

Add an aromatic Thai twist to a British family favourite. Perfect for using up Sunday Roast leftovers.

Ingredients

  • 400g chicken breasts,cut into chunks.
  • 1 tbsp [Green Curry Paste]
  • 200ml [Coconut Milk]
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil.
  • 1 tbsp [Fish Sauce]
  • 100g butternut squash,cubed.
  • 100g potato,cubed.
  • 1 red pepper,diced.
  • 100ml water or chicken stock.
  • ½ lime,juiced.
  • 1 pack rolled puff pastry.
  • 1 tsp corn flour.
  • 1 egg,beaten.

Steps for cooking

  • 1.Preheat oven to 200C or gas mark 6.
  • 2. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan. Add 1 tbsp of the coconut milk and the curry paste and mix until the aromas are released (3mins)
  • 3. Add the chicken and the peppers,stirring to coat with the paste. When the chicken is cooked through,transfer the mixture to a plate and set aside.
  • 4. Add the rest of the coconut milk,stock,butternut squash and potato to the pan. Bring to the boil and simmer until tender. Stir the chicken mixture back in and simmer for a further 3 minutes.
  • 5. Whisk the fish sauce,lime juice and corn flour together and add to the pan. Stir and simmer gently for a further minute,then pour the mixture into an ovenproof dish.
  • 6. Cut pastry to size,allowing for some extra overhang. Drape the pastry over the dish,and then gently press the overhanging pastry into the dish to seal the pie.
  • 7. Brush pastry with the beaten egg and bake for 20-25 minutes until the pastry is puffed and golden.

Region:

Heat:

Vegetarian:

Gluten Free:

Central

Mild

No

Yes

Chef’s Tips

For a delicious variation on this pie, try beef with red curry paste or fish with yellow curry paste along with your choice of vegetables.
Individual pies can also be made by dividing the mixture into separate dishes and covering with pastry.

Did you know

Widely used in Thai cuisine to balance heat, coconut milk adds a mild and sweet flavour to any dish and it can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes.

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