Chicken and Mushroom Pie

I don’t feel like typing a lot of words today, so there will be no grandmother stories this time. Let’s jump straight to the point..

I watched this video of Jamie Oliver making chicken and mushroom pie last Friday,

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And I decided that “I want that for dinner too!“, so I went ahead and made one for myself.

Ingredients:

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One pack of assorted mushrooms, two slices of chicken breasts, a bunch of spring onions

I know Jamie also used some of his favorite herbs and I don’t like those herbs, so I omitted them. But I do have a few cloves of garlic and a bit of leftover frozen peas thrown in as well.

Procedure:

Finely slice up the mushrooms and chicken breasts, and finely chop up the spring onions and garlic. Soak the frozen peas in water for a few minutes to soften them.

Then we stir fry the ingredients. Heat up some olive oil, throw in the garlic and saute till slightly golden brown. Add the chicken breasts and fry till golden brown. Add the mushrooms, peas and spring onions in and fry till the mushrooms look softened. Season accordingly with whatever you want. I used a small pinch of salt, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, and a generous amount of pepper.

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Prepare an 8 inch cake/loaf pan. Pour everything into the pan.

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Ideally, I should make my own puff pastry. I know. But I was lazy. So I bought some from the supermarket. Jamie said it’s fine to cheat, so I did exactly that.

Cover the ingredients with a piece of puff pastry, crumple the edges, and egg wash the surface (whisk an egg up and slather it all over the surface).

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Into the oven, it’s time to go, it may be all in vain you know;
Into the oven, but even so, I have to set to hundred eighty C;
Into the oven, without delay, but careful not to bake too long;
Into the oven, for two hours, to get the pie worth eating~

(adapted from Into The Woods)

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Okay, I baked the thing for 15 minutes. The pastry looked like it had turn into a lovely crust, so it’s done.

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Let it cool for 10 minutes, then it is time to cut into the pie and see what happens.

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Lovely!

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A quarter seems too little for me, so I took half of it for dinner.

And saved the other half for brunch the next day.

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Om nom nom nom!~

34 Comments

  1. I don’t know why I can’t reply directly to your last comment (same goes for the Lindsey one) :/ Anyway, I like how Jamie practices what he preaches, always using fresh food and rarely anything tinned or canned or packeted on his cooking shows.

    A few years ago I read somewhere that his healthy eating campaign in schools was costly to implement in Australia. Also read that people thought Jamie was a bit on the pudgy side, and so why should they trust a chef speaking about healthy eating who is a rotund.

    • Ah, you caught something for me! The comments setting were somehow changed to restricted to three nests after I updated my template plugin. I shall change it back to 10.

      You see the pittance that we spend on school meals, it is not surprising to find that the budget allocated cannot keep up with Jamie’s menu. It is shocking to me to hear that a school meal’s allocation is 37p per portion! It won’t be able to keep up with any menu with any semblance of real food in it!

      LOL! We wouldn’t know if in real life, he really eats as healthily as he advocates, but that doesn’t mean the message that he is trying to send out is wrong! And by the way, I am rotund too, so I think not many people care about my food posts too πŸ˜€ .

      • That is a good point. Schools are forever trying to skimp on spending, so why not cut costs on canteen food. Here in Melbourne, bringing your lunch to school is still popular, so I don’t know if Jamie’s campaign will pick up here.

        On a bit of a tangent, now I’m thinking of all the bad junk food I ate in the Malaysian school canteen so many years ago…memories πŸ˜€

        Well, those who like to eat certainly know how to plan a party with good food πŸ˜€

        • If kids bring proper home cooked lunch to school, then there won’t be anything for Jamie to do I suppose.

          I have fond memories of the junk food too. They’re not too bad, at least they gave us happy memories! πŸ˜€

  2. I stand by what I said in Instagram – that the (cut up) pie looks like a Chinese chicken pie you find at yum cha. Probably because of the big chicken chunks…most Western pies I’ve had have small chunks or minced meat. Looking at it in the oven though, it looks like a Western pie πŸ˜€

    Looks good, and looks like it tastes good too. And the pastry didn’t crumble apart.

    • It was supposed to be a western pie, I was cutting the chicken just like how Jamie did in the video. But then, when we think of it, Jamie has never been a very good adherent to the traditional ways, so maybe you are right! πŸ˜€

      The pastry was great because it was store bought. If it was something that I made from scratch, I suspect you won’t even be seeing this blog post! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      • It’s true that Jamie likes to experiment. I’ve watched a few of his cooking shows on TV and he cooks veryyyy fast, chucking the ingredients here and there. It always looks like he is making up the recipe as he goes along πŸ˜€

        I saw on the news just now that he’s in Sydney today promoting his healthy eating campaign. Ugh, he’s giving Melbourne a miss.

        • I think he has been to Melbourne a couple years ago, maybe that’s why he is giving Melbourne a miss this time around.

          I really like what he is fighting for. If you ask me, I think people waste a lot of money buying health supplements and signing up for strange diet plans. Actually by eating the right food and cooking fresh, we can be healthy without spending an arm and a leg. I still remember his first shows where he struggled to change the food served in primary school, I hope he gets more and more traction with this healthy eating campaign.

    • Eh, I forgot is 6″ or 8″, but it seems bigger than Pizza Hut’s 6″ pizza, so I assume is 8″..

  3. Ideally….no-one makes their own puff pastry…wakakaka!! πŸ˜€ Your chicken and mushroom pie has got all the key ingredients in it…only thing missing for me is a bit of cream to bind it all together πŸ˜‰ I know, I know…you’re on a diet, so cream is not an option for you.

  4. Super like your chicken mushroom pie.. I normally just bake chicken pies using chicken beast, carrots, onions, then chuck in a can of Campbell cream of chicken/mushroom, hehe, more cheating than you.. I use Kawan puff pastry, best in the world, got buttery taste.Your pie looks so delicious la, I can eat more than half..

    • Same la, you use carrots and onions, I use mushrooms and spring onions, and we both use pre-bought puff pastry! πŸ˜€

  5. hmmm, i would also just go and get those frozen puff pastry instead of having to make it myself (KNS, talked as if i am really cooking in the kitchen, muahahahaha!!!), save the time and effort, else that is not lazy man but unbelievably hardworking man πŸ˜€

  6. Your pie looks really delicious! Faster to just buy the puff pastry for the pie than making one yourself. It takes longer to make puff pastry from scratch than making crust pastry because of the layering in puff pastry.

    • Yup, the Youtube videos showing me the tedious processes, that’s what deterred me from doing it from scratch!

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