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Chicken, Leek and Tarragon Pie

cook 30 mins
  • 2 leeks, cut into thin rounds
  • 8 ready-roasted chicken legs, bones removed and meat roughly chopped
  • 125 g (4 oz) thick piece of ham, cubed
  • 150 ml (5 fl oz) crème fraîche
  • handful of tarragon leaves, chopped
  • 375 g (12 oz) ready-rolled shortcrust pastry
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • salt and pepper
  • peas
  • mashed potatoes
  • Put the leeks in a sieve or colander and pour over a kettleful of boiling water until starting to wilt. Mix the leeks together with the chicken meat, ham, crème fraîche and tarragon and season. Transfer the mixture to a 23 cm (9 inch) pie dish.
  • Place the pastry on top, crimp around the edges and cut away any excess pastry. Make a small slit in the centre of the pastry and brush all over with the egg. Cook in a preheated oven, 220°C (425°F), Gas Mark 7, for 20–25 minutes until golden and bubbling. Serve with peas and mashed potatoes.
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