Filo Chicken Pie: Healthy & Quick!

I love a good chicken pie, but it comes at such a high calorie cost I have to avoid them these days. So I was intrigued when Healthy Food Guide came up with a low-calorie makeover. So… does it work? Let’s find out!

It starts with bacon and mushrooms (good start: any chicken pie without those is doomed to failure!).

CameraZOOM-20131012185401136Then leeks and the chicken, and once cooked sprinkle in 25g plain flour and mix in.

CameraZOOM-20131012185850975Then broccoli, peas and chicken stock, plus seasoning, plus extra black pepper.

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Off the heat light crème fraîche is mixed in, and suddenly it looks like proper pie filling!

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Then it’s into a baking dish.

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Then scrumple up  sheets of filo pastry on the top and spray with one-cal butter spray.

CameraZOOM-20131012191303787Then it’s into a 200c fan oven until the filo starts to brown, about 13mins for us.

CameraZOOM-20131012192649194Then we served with mash potato (made with left over light crème fraîche) and runner beans.

CameraZOOM-20131012192823692So… does it work! Oh yes! The filling is delicious, and the filo topping really does make it feel like you’re eating a pie.

As a bonus it only took us 45 minutes from starting chopping to sitting down and eating, so we can do this for a mid-week meal!

Tl;dr

Fry bacon and button mushrooms.

Add chicken & leaks.

Sprinkle on 25g (1oz) plain (AP) flour.

Add chicken stock, broccoli, peas.

Take off heat and stir in 3 tbsp light crème fraîche.

Pour into baking dish.

Scrumple up filo pastry and put on top.

Bake in hot oven (200c fan) until filo browns (12-15mins).

We served with mash potato (made with left-over crème fraîche) and runner beans.

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