Monday, January 21, 2008

Black Pepper Chicken Pies

One of the most useful items that people left for us was a pie maker (+3 bookshelves). Dusted, cleaned and removed from the cupboard, I took it out to make some pies. You see, a close friend of ours doesn't cook and her family members went overseas. Other than the usual rice/vege/meat combo, I thought some pies in the freezer might come in handy for her.

Hence, the UFO look alike pie.

What not to adore about a pie though? Saucy meat encased in a flaky pastry. Black pepper is also one of the most versatile sauce mix you can have in the fridge. Black pepper stir fried pasta, black pepper chicken, black pepper noodles, black pepper crabs... you get the message. ;p

Black Pepper Chicken Pies (makes about 8 pies)
200grams of cubed chicken
4 tablespoons of black pepper sauce
1cup of sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup of frozen vegetables
1/2 cup of water

4 Puff Pastry-estimate diameter of pie maker. Cut out a bigger ring and a smaller one.

Prepare filling
Heat oil in pan. Quick stirfry chicken. Add mushrooms and vegetables. Keep frying for about 1-2 minutes. Add black pepper sauce and water. Simmer for 10 minutes.


Place the bigger piece of puff pastry on the pie maker. Gently press it down so it fits nicely. Spoon some cooled filling into the casing. Top it with the smaller piece of puff pastry. Using your fingers, press the smaller piece of pastry down. Cook till the pie maker tells you that it's done!

PS-when I'm in a very lazy mode, I pour the filling into a dish and top it with a piece of puff pastry. Bake in 200C oven for 20 minutes. Ta dah, black pepper chicken pie done in a jiffy.


"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pie maker or cutter? yeah black pepper is like an ultimate sauce..typically used in western n eastern cuisine..

Wandering Chopsticks said...

I'm a mushroom sauce kinda gal. ;) I love all pies. And I love how Australia has mini meat pies that you can hold in your hand. That's not so popular in America. :(

Anonymous said...

Anything encased in a pastry works for me.
Great job!

Kelly Mahoney said...

Hey who cares what it looks like as long as it's tasty!

celine said...

Wow! you so hardworking to make your own pie. I love pies...

tigerfish said...

I like chicken pies of all types - black pepper, creamy mushrooms...
Wooo...I want some now...I dont' even have a oven to make chicken pies more! :(

Big Boys Oven said...

oh this is so handy, I can hold and eat them! lovely!

Little Corner of Mine said...

I like your lazy mode version! ;)
Flaky puff plus filling, what's not to like is soooo true!

daphne said...

Joe- Pie Maker. Have you seen one? It's a machine for making pies only!

Wandering Chopsticks- I like mushroom sauce too! Maybe I could make a pie of it as well. LOL

zen chef-pastry makes everything tastes better.

Kelly- hehehe. true! Who cares :p

Celine-me too!Hv to be careful these days while eating outside pies though, I heard the filling can be quite dogy.

tigerfish-u need a pie maker! LOL In all honesty, I wouldn't have bought one. It was given to us. =)

big boys oven- that's why! can freeze and re-heat easily. =) quick instant meal.

little corner- i do the lazy mode version more often that this. Quicker and less clean up!

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