Hearty Chicken & Mushroom Pot Pies with Broccolini & Green Beans
- Prep time: 45 minutes
- Calories: 415
- 2 Garlic Clove
- 1 Shallot
- 1 2 Pack of Shortcut Rib Bacon
- 150 Grams of Mushrooms
- 1 Small Bunch of Flatleaf Parsley
- 2 Chicken Breast
- 1 Teaspoons of Cornflour
- 1 250ml Pack of Chicken Stock
- 100 Grams of Thickened Cream
- 25 Grams of Panko Bread Crumbs
- 1 Bunch of Broccolini
- 180 Grams of Green Beans
Prepare Ingredients:Preheat oven to 200°C. Wash the fresh produce. Peel and mince the garlic. Peel and finely slice the shallot. Thinly slice mushrooms. Roughly chop the parsley leaves; discarding stems. Medium dice bacon. Pat dry chicken with paper towel, cut into 2 cm dice.
Start Pie Filling:Heat oil in a heavy-based pan over medium heat. Cook shallot, garlic and bacon for 2 minutes, or until soft. Add mushrooms and chicken. Cook, stirring gently, for another 2 minutes, or until mushrooms soften slightly. (Note: the chicken does not need to be cooked through at this point).
Finish Pie Filling:In a small bowl, mix cornflour with 2 tablespoons of stock. Add to pan along with ½-¾ of the stock (you will have remainder). Bring to the boil. Once boiling, cook for 1 minute, or until slightly thickened. Add cream. Cook to reduce liquid by half. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in about 2 tablespoons of the chopped parsley (or less, depending on how much you like parsley).
Divide Between Ramekins & Bake:Carefully divide pie filling between ramekins on a baking tray. (Tip: fill the ramekins leaving about 1 cm from the top as the mixture will expand when cooking). Add bread crumbs. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden. Once removed from the oven, let pies cool for a few minutes.
Prepare Broccolini:In the meantime, trim the ends off the broccolini and beans then discard. Cut broccolini stems into 1½-2 cm pieces, leaving the floreats in tact. Cut beans into 2-3 cm pieces. Heat a medium pot of salted water to boil. When the pies are finished cooking, add the broccolini and beans to the pot of boiling water. Cook for about 2-3 minutes, or until cooked as desired. Drain the water from the pot.
You Plate It:Divide pot pies, beans and broccolini between plates. (Note: Let pot pies cool for a moment as they will be very hot when the come straight out of the oven). Enjoy!