SW recipe: Chicken, mushroom and ham hock pies


-500ml boiling chicken stock

-4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

-2 onions, roughly chopped

-1 garlic clove, finely chopped

-2 carrots, peeled and diced

-200g green beans, 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, all visible fat removed, diced

-Small handful of fresh tarragon, finely chopped

-1 egg, lightly beaten

-70g ready-rolled light puff pastry

– Salad and boiled new potatoes, to serve


1 Put the stock, chicken, onions, garlic, carrots, beans and mushrooms in a pan over a medium heat and cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring often, until the onions have softened and the chicken is cooked.

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

2. Preheat the oven to 180C/Fan 160C/Gas 4. Transfer the chicken mixture to four individual pie dishes. Brush the rims of the dishes with some of the beaten egg. Roll out the pastry, cut it into strips and arrange over the pies in a lattice pattern.

3. Brush the pastry with the remaining egg and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the pastry is puffed up and golden. Serve with salad and potatoes.


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