My husband loves pie – all shapes, flavors and sizes. So, after having roasted chicken, there is left over meat and it becomes a pie! When stretched for time, this is the easiest yet delicious way to make chicken pie. The chicken and basil is a great taste combination. The topping is not really a crust, but very light and melts in your mouth. The following recipe is for half a chicken.
- 1 egg
- 125 ml sunflower oil
- 125 ml milk
- 190 ml maizena
- 3 heaped Tbsp flour
- 10 ml baking powder
- 2 ml salt
- Deboned chicken meat, cut into pieces
- an almost full tin of drained, chopped mushrooms. Quantity depending on taste (fresh mushrooms can also be used)
- 1 packet Chicken and mushroom soup powder
- 300 ml boiling water
- 2 blocks of prepared, frozen basil (a handful of fresh, chopped basil will do)
- half a hand full of fresh, chopped parsley
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius.
- Start with the filling by placing the chicken and mushrooms in a saucepan and heat slowly.
- Prepare the soup by mixing the powder and water and adding this to the meat mixture.
- Add the herbs. Extra salt should not be necessary as the soup is prepared with less water than indicated on the packet.
- Stir until well mixed and thickened.
- To prepare the crust/topping, beat together the egg, oil and milk.
- Add the maizena and cornflour and mix well.
- Place the meat into an ovenproof dish and pour over the topping.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes.
Serve with a green salad of leaves, avocado, tomato and litchis dressed with wine vinegar.
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If it is different, made with love and contains Italian parsley or rosemary, I love it! I'm inspired by my daughter, born Sept 2010, a good latte served with a pretty piece of cake or even better: a carrot and cream cheese-centered muffin. I live by the motto "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day". May you be inspired to live a lovilee life! -