SW recipe: Chicken and mushroom pies

Share the love with our satisfying (and slimming-friendly) pots – tender chicken breast and button mushrooms make for perfect partners!

serves 4 
ready in 1 hour 5 minutes
4½ Syns per serving

What you need:

500ml hot chicken stock 
4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size chunks 
2 onions, roughly chopped 
1 garlic clove, finely chopped 
2 carrots, diced 
200g green beans, trimmed and roughly chopped 
200g button mushrooms, halved or quartered if large 
1 level tsp chicken gravy granules 
2 tbsp tomato purée 
2 x 200g cans cooked lean ham, diced 
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh tarragon 
1 egg, lightly beaten 
100g ready-rolled light puff pastry

What you do:

1. Put the stock, chicken, onions, garlic, carrots, beans and mushrooms in a non-stick saucepan over a high heat, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring often, until the onions have softened and the chicken is cooked. 

2. Add the gravy granules and tomato purée and stir well. Add the ham and tarragon, season to taste and stir again.

3. Preheat your oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4. Pour the chicken mixture into 4 individual pie dishes and brush the rims with some of the beaten egg.

4. Divide the pastry into 4 portions and shape each portion using a heart-shape cutter. Place the hearts on top of the pies, brush with the remaining egg and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the pastry is puffed up and golden. Serve hot with your favourite summer veggies.

Ultimate Slimming Tips!

Slimming Tip 1 – Don’t go hungry
If you are hungry you need to eat. Depriving your body of food will just see you miserable and maybe even grabbing the high fat, high sugar foods instead. And that’s really not going to help.

Slimming Tip 2 – Fill up on Super Slimming Foods 
Now no food has the power to actually slim you down, but the foods with the least calories for the most amount of filling power will cut your calorie intake without you even realising.
These foods what to take priory over other foods, by filling your plate with at least 1/3 of the Super Slimming Foods will see the lbs literally drop off.

Slimming Tip 3 – Plan Plan Plan
Fail to plan is planning to fail. Make a solid plan not only for the foods and meal you are going to enjoy but also what might get in your way. If you know you have a night out, that’s fine, just plan… What food will you order? What drinks will you order? And stick to your plan for amazing weight losses.

With so many slimming world meals that can be adapted to your lifestyle. From batch cooking and making the most of your time by using the slow cooker. Our aim is to develop healthy recipes that can fit into any diet you are following. With a strong emphasis on budget family meal recipes with a good dollop of motivation and self-belief.

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