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This Chicken and Mushroom Filling, Is EASY TO PREPARE AND BURSTING WITH FLAVOUR. A perfect filling for your pasties/cup pies or even a pizza topping.
This is one of mine and Hubby, Imran, Favourite way to enjoy a good Chicken Pie. Though I share this during Ramadaan, It is by no means only enjoyed during this month. When I have time, I like to prepare a batch of these pies and freeze them, knowing whenever this cravings for deliciously hot flaky pasties hit, I have some hidden deep down in the freezer? .
But in all seriousness, these are so easy to make, that You can do so the same day you want to have them. While working at a food research laboratorty, for a food company, in the early years of my marriage, I had been experimenting with some pie filling recipes. This here is one of my then experiments, which I am proud turned out the way it did. The versatility of this Filling/Topping is also a great plus. I have successfully used it in pies, either cup pies or fold over Chicken pasties. And a perfect way to take your next pizza to whole new level of deliciousness, with this topping.
Simple spices, and a Mellow creamy taste is a perfect combination for Ramadaan. Not all pie fillings or pizza topping should be spiced up, sometimes, simplicity is the key to enjoyment. I have shared this recipe many years back with family and friends, and have had some amazing feedback. I do Hope you give this recipe a try sometime soon, and Feel free to drop me your pic feedbacks or comments.
Happy PIE OR PIZZA Making Lovelies
Chicken and Mushroom Fillings for PIES OR PIZZA
Author : Foodeva Marsay
2-3 Chicken Fillets (400g-500g)
1/2 teaspoon Ginger and Garlic Paste
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon Peri-Peri Spice (Any Brand)
1 Medium Onion , finely chopped
1-2 tablespoon Ghee or Butter
Salt to taste
1 Cup Sliced Mushroom
Thick White Sauce (Amount according to preference)
~ Cut 2-3 chicken fillets into small cubes,
~ Marinate the Chicken with ginger/garlic paste, salt, and spices
~ Heat the Ghee/Butter in a pan/pot and sauté the onions until soft and lightly golden.
~ Add in the spiced Chicken Cubes and cook, on medium heat, until soft, adding little water to help cooking process.
~ Now add in sliced mushrooms.
~ Allow to cook until water dries up and fillets are cooked, and ghee surfaces to top.
~ When dry remove the pot off the heat source, and when cool, Add in a Few tablespoon, or more, of thick white sauce. You can prepare this white sauce whilst the chicken cooks through.
~ Allow Filling mixture to cool completely, before filling pies / topping onto pizza
NOTES BY FOODEVA MARSAY
* Ensure the filling isn’t too close to edge of puff pastry, if you are making Chicken Pasties, to prevent it from oozing out when baking.
* This Filling Works great for cup pies and pizza
* For pizza, You can also opt to top it with peppers as well.
* The white sauce is a basic one I use, with Milk, Butter and Flour/Corn Starch and seasonings. (find my master white sauce recipe Here on Blog
* If you have Fussy eaters at home, The amount of mushrooms can be adjusted to your liking, or even omitted.
* Follow the exact same method if you prefer a Steak Version, But I make use of a Pepper Sauce instead of a Regular White Sauce.
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