Monday, June 20, 2011

What's Cooking??

If you are anything like me this link may just be a saving grace. I struggle to come up with new meals for the family, I am really lucky that my girls will eat just about anything, but the same old fish-lamb chops-schnitzel and veggies can get a bit boring.
Kate at Kate says stuff is helping all the menu challenged mums out there (like me!) with a menu sharing link, this is a recipe I tried out the other day and the whole family went back for seconds......

Chicken and Vegetable Pie

- 2 tablespoons Olive oil
- 500g chicken thigh, trimmed and chopped
- 1 medium brown onion, chopped finely
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 cup mixed chopped vegetables (I use frozen peas corn carrot mix)
- 1/2 35g packet french onion soup mix 
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
- 1/3 cup light thickened cooking cream
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
for the topping
- 750g chopped potato
- 1/4 cup milk

1) To make topping, cook potato for 8-10 mins in salted water. Drain, add salt and pepper to taste, milk and mash.
2) Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Heat half the olive oil in a pan and cook chicken in batches until brown. Transfer to a plate.
3) Heat remaining oil and cook onion and garlic until soft. Add veggies, cook until softened. Add soup mix, stock, mustard and cream. Stir to combine.
4) Return chicken to pan. Simmer 5 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. Add parsley. Transfer to a 6 cup pie dish, spread potato over the top.
5) Cook for 15-20 minutes until top is golden.

** This has quite a strong mustard taste, so reduce mustard to 1/2 tablespoon if you want it a bit more subtle.
This was so warming on a chilly winters night, it takes a little while to prepare but is worth it!!


  1. Sounds so yummy! I have never made chicken pie before but this would go down great with the toddler and husband for sure.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Jumped over from Kate`s recipe swap!

  2. Hi Lulu, thanks for dropping by! I was really surprised how well this turned out - the two year old demolished it!

  3. This sounds so yummy, and my kids are over cottage/shepherd's pie... gonna make this during the week and blow their minds lol!!

    Thanks for linking up!!

  4. My pleaseure! Agreed - cottage pie can get a bit passe - Sometimes I add a can of lentils or chickpeas, a bit of ground cumin and swap the potato for sweet potato to give it a lift, but will definatley be making this again!!

  5. I love a good hearty chicken pie! This looks awesome - will try it! Thank you for sharing! :)


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