I use the term “pie” in the way you would with a “shepherds pie” or a “cottage pie”, but the real description of this would be: chicken, bacon & mushroom pie with a cheesy carrot & swede mash topping!
This was a throw together meal I made the other day and it was delicious! Very flavoursome and I would do it again in a minute! The only thing I might do differently next time, would be to add a couple of potatoes to my mash, to give it a bit more consistency.
Ingredients (Serves 3-4)
5 carrots, cubed
half a swede, cubed
3 potatoes, cubed (for next time!)
50g cheese (I used mature cheddar)
2 chicken breasts, diced
184g bacon (I used smoked), diced
200g closed cup mushrooms, chopped
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
350ml chicken stock
1-2 bay leaves (I used 2, but will try 1 next time)
splash of worcester sauce
Boil your carrots, swede and potatoes in a large pot.
Fry the chicken and bacon, until browned.
Add the mushrooms, onions & garlic to the pan.
Add your stock, bay leaves, salt & pepper and a splash of worcestershire sauce.
Let it simmer for 30 mins. Preheat oven to 190 degrees.
Mash your carrots, swede & potatoes together, adding butter and your cheese.
Remove the bay leaves, then pour your chicken mixture into a ovenproof dish, then top with your mash. Score a fork across the top of the mash to neaten and flatten out.
Bake in the oven for 30 mins, or until golden.
And thats it! Delicious, flavoursome comfort food! I had some for lunch the next day at work and it was just as good, if not better!
Here is a photo of the chicken mixture:
One for my collection!