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ShakiSupplied by Shakerah Bhagalia, mom to 4 beautiful children, guest blogger for Nspired Style providing recipes, loves traveling, endlessly curious about the culinary world and invaluable Jozikids staff member.

Try out this step-by-step recipe to make the perfect home made chicken pie with a melt in your mouth pastry. This pie is filled with  a hearty flavour of spices, fresh herbs and finely cubed chicken.  This pie can be frozen and baked at a later stage as well. Enjoy as a side dish or a starter to your main meal

Ingredientshomemade chicken pie

Pastry:
2 1/4cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
125 butter softened
1/2 tsp salt
1 tub cottage cheese
Place all ingredients in food processor, mix to form a dough

Filing:
1 1/2 cups chicken cubed
1 cup mushrooms
Salt, pepper
1 green pepper
Green chili
1 onion
Some parsley

Sauce:
100 gr butter
2 cups milk (hot)
1oo ml cake flour
1/2 cup cheese
Braise flour in butter
Add milk
Add cheese

Method:
Saute chicken with salt & pepper
Saute onions with peppers and mushrooms, add chicken and spices and simmer
Chill with sauce
Roll dough in rectangle
Place filling on dough
Brush dough with egg white
Cut slits to the center and plait
Brush with egg yolk

Bake at 180 degrees for 45 min – 1hr

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