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Chicken, Ham and Leek Meal Prep Pies

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These delicious Chicken, Ham and Leak pies are perfect for meal prep. Loaded with the veggies, chicken and ham in a creamy leek sauce and topped with a buttery flaky crust.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
£1.56
Makes: 5
mains
British
Chicken and Ham Pie, chicken pie, Chicken, Ham and Leek Pie, meal prep pie

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  1. How to make this recipe

How to make this recipe

Start by gently frying the sliced leeks in a large non-stick pan with the rapeseed oil on a low heat. Season with a generous pinch of salt and continue to sweat the leeks for around 8 minutes until softened.
Chopped leeks frying in pan and stirred with wooden spoon

Once the leeks have softened, add the fresh thyme, chopped swede and carrot and sliced chicken breast into the pan. Season with black pepper and fry the ingredients in the pan, increasing the heat to medium and continuously stirring for around 8 minutes. We’re not aiming to fully cook the chicken, swede and carrots at this stage, as they will continue to cook in the oven.

Chicken, swede and carrot added to frying pan

Now add the garlic into the pan to fry for a couple of minutes, before slowly adding the stock and reducing the heat to low to simmer for 15 minutes. Then, slowly pour the cream into the mix. Add the frozen peas and ham at this stage and the white wine vinegar. Stir in the cornflour (mixed with a little water).

Peas and ham added with other ingredients in pan

Once the sauce has thickened, the creamy pie filling should be ready.

Pie ingredients being mixed with thickened sauce

Divide the creamy pie filling into 5 ovenproof dishes/ramekins. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days or alternatively freeze half of the batch to consume at a later date.

Pie filling being poured into 4 glass meal prep containers

When it’s time to eat, add the puff pastry onto your ramekins with a couple of cm excess pastry for crimping. Use either an egg wash or a milk wash over the crust for a beautiful golden hue. Pierce a hole in the pastry.

Pastry top added to meal prep container, decorated and brushed with egg wash

Pop in the oven for 25 minutes and remove to serve when the pastry is golden brown.

 

Chicken, Ham and Leek Meal Prep Pies

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5 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
£1.56
mains
British
Chicken and Ham Pie, chicken pie, Chicken, Ham and Leek Pie, meal prep pie
Servings: 5
These delicious Chicken, Ham and Leak pies are perfect for meal prep. Loaded with the veggies, chicken and ham in a creamy leek sauce and topped with a buttery flaky crust.

Ingredients

  • 1 large leek, washed & chopped (£0.60)
  • 1 swede, peeled & chopped into small cubes (£0.55)
  • 3 carrots, peeled & chopped (£0.29)
  • 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped (£0.69/3)=(£0.23)
  • 600 g chicken breast, boneless skinless, chopped (£3.01)
  • 2 handfuls frozen peas (£0.66/6)=(£0.11)
  • 300 ml single cream (£0.80)
  • 100 g cooked ham (£1.40/2)=(£0.70)
  • Fresh thyme (£0.50)
  • 1 egg (£0.75/6)=(£0.13)
  • 375 g ready rolled puff pastry (£0.90)

Cupboard Essentials

  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 tbsp cornflour + combined 50ml water
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 500 ml chicken stock

Method

  • Start by adding the sliced leeks into a large non-stick pan with the rapeseed oil on a low heat. Season with a generous pinch of salt and gently sweat the leeks for around 8 minutes until softened.
  • Once softened, add the fresh thyme, chopped swede & carrot and sliced chicken breast into the pan. Season with black pepper and fry the ingredients in the pan, increasing the heat to medium and continuously stirring for around 8 minutes. We’re not aiming to fully cook the chicken & carrots at this stage, as they will continue to cook in the oven.
  • After this period, add the garlic into the pan to fry for a couple of minutes before slowly adding the stock and reducing the heat to low to simmer for 15M. Then, slowly pour the cream into the mix and stir to combine. Add the frozen peas and ham at this stage and the white wine vinegar. Stir in the cornflour (mixed with a little water).
  • Divide the creamy pie filling into 5 ovenproof dishes/ ramekins. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days or alternatively freeze half of the batch to consume at a later date.
  • When it’s time to eat, add the puff pastry onto your ramekin with a couple of cm excess pastry for crimping. Use either an egg wash or a milk wash over the crust for a beautiful golden hue. Pierce a hole in the pastry and pop in the oven for 25 minutes. Delicious!

Nutrition

Servings: 5 servings
Fat: 33g
Calories: 686kcal
Carbohydrates: 49g
Protein: 50g

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