20th January 2022

Cheesy Chicken Pie

Cheesy Chicken Pie

The Cheesy Chicken Pie is a complete meal. It is layered with a chicken filling, white sauce, potatoes and topped with Cheddar Cheese. It is absolutely yummy and it will tease your gustatory system. Guaranteed ! (For more pie recipes, click here)

Serves: 6 Persons

Prep. Time: 40 Mins

Baking Time: 40 to 45 Mins

Ingredients:

  • For the Chicken Filling:
    • Chicken (boneless breast, small cubes) – 400 gms (check notes)
    • Onion (finely chopped) – 3 medium
    • Tomatoes (finely chopped) – 2 medium
    • Garlic (finely chopped) – 8 small cloves
    • Green Chillies (finely chopped) – 4
    • Black Pepper Powder – ½ to 1 tsp.
    • Bancal or Wooster Sauce – 1 ½ tbsp.
    • Ketchup – 1 tbsp.
    • Oil – 2 tbsp.
    • Salt – ½ tsp.
  • For the White Sauce:
    • Maida [APF] – 2 tbsp.
    • Milk – 500 ml
    • Butter – 2 tbsp.
    • Black Pepper Powder – ¼ tsp.
    • Salt – ½ tsp.
  • Potato Layer:
    • Potatoes – 3 medium
    • Salt – 1 tbsp.
  • Misc:
    • Cheddar Cheese Slices – 5 (check notes)
    • Egg – 1
    • Butter – 1 tsp.
    • Salt – a pinch

The Chicken Filling:

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil and saute the onion, garlic and green chillies on medium heat till the onion turns pink.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Next add the chicken and ½ tsp. salt and saute till the chicken changes colour (about 3 to 4 minutes).
  • Now add the Bancal sauce, ½ tsp. black pepper and cook for another 3 minutes till the mixture is almost dry.
  • Add the ketchup and cook for a minute.
  • Keep aside.
Preparation of Cheesy Chicken Pie
Preparation of Cheesy Chicken Pie
Preparation of Cheesy Chicken Pie
Preparation of Cheesy Chicken Pie
Preparation of Cheesy Chicken Pie

The White Sauce:

  • Melt the 2 tbsp. butter in a pan.
  • Add the maida and cook for a minute on medium heat till a roux is formed.
  • Add the milk and cook whilst stirring continuously with a whisk till the sauce thickens and a smooth sauce is formed.
  • Season with ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper.
  • Take off heat and keep aside.
Preparation of Cheesy Chicken Pie
Preparation of Cheesy Chicken Pie

The Potatoes:

  • Peel the potatoes and place in water to avoid discolouring.
  • Take each potato and cut into ½ cm thick slices as seen in the picture below and keep them back in the water.
  • Bring 1000 ml water to a boil and add the 1 tbsp. salt to it.
  • Add the potatoes and boil till the potatoes are cooked but not mashy.
  • Drain and keep aside.
Preparation of Cheesy Chicken Pie

Assembling the Pie:

  • Whisk the egg with a pinch of salt.
  • Set your oven to pre-heat at 200° C
  • Grease a glass baking dish with the 1 tsp. of butter.
  • Place a layer of potatoes in the baking dish.
  • Next, put in the chicken filling and spread evenly.
  • Use the white sauce to cover the layer of the chicken filling.
  • Use the remaining slices of potatoes and place over the sauce layer.
  • Pour you whisked eggs over the potatoes.
  • Break you cheese slices into pieces and spread all over the pie.
  • Bake the pie at 180° C for 40 to 45 minutes till all the cheese melts and browns slightly.
Preparation of Cheesy Chicken Pie
Preparation of Cheesy Chicken Pie
Preparation of Cheesy Chicken Pie
Preparation of Cheesy Chicken Pie
Preparation of Cheesy Chicken Pie
Preparation of Cheesy Chicken Pie
Preparation of Cheesy Chicken Pie

Serve hot.

Note:

  • You can use chicken mince instead of whole chicken.
  • You can use grated cheese instead of the cheese slices.
Cheesy Chicken Pie

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