Mushroom, Chicken and Leek Pot Pie

(NC)—Prepared pastry and pre-sliced mushrooms make this tasty meal quick to prepare. For even faster preparation substitute left over cooked turkey cubes for the chicken.

Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Baking Time: 25-30 minutes

1 lb (500 g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4)
2 tbsp (25 mL) vegetable oil, divided
2 large leeks, white part only, sliced (2cups/500 mL)
1 lb (500g) sliced fresh Mushrooms
1 tbsp (15 mL) dried tarragon
2 tbsp (25 mL) all purpose flour
3/4 cup (175 mL) chicken stock
½ tsp (2 mL) salt
¼ tsp (1 mL) pepper
1 9”/22cm deep dish frozen pie shell, thawed

Cut chicken into 3/4-inch (2 cm) cubes. In large non-stick saucepan or deep skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken until lightly browned but still pink inside, about 3-4 minutes. Spoon into 6 cup (1.5 L) baking dish or deep pie plate.

Reduce heat to medium and add remaining oil to same pan. Sauté leeks, mushroom and tarragon for 2-3 minutes; cover and cook about 3 minutes or until vegetables are softened. Sprinkle in flour and stir to blend. Gradually stir in chicken stock, salt and pepper. Bring to boil and stir until thickened, about 3 minutes. Spoon mixture over chicken. Invert thawed pie shell over casserole pressing pastry edge to baking dish and crimp or flute the edges. Cut 3-4 slits in pastry. Bake in 425°F (220°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and pastry is brown.

Makes 4 servings.

Tip: To thaw pie shell, leave at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. If desired, brush pastry with beaten egg before baking to give a browner top.

Variation: Substitute 3 cups (750 mL) cubed cooked turkey or chicken for 1 lb ( 500g ) chicken breasts; decrease oil to 1 tbsp(15 mL) and omit browning. Place cooked meat in casserole and continue as directed above.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories: 440, Protein: 30.4 g, Fat: 21.6 g, Carbohydrates: 30.7 g, Dietary Fibre: 2.9 g

More information about the nutrition and health benefits of mushrooms as well as some delicious recipe ideas can be found online at www.mushrooms.ca.

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