There are evenings when you get home from work, want something hearty for dinner, but just don’t have the energy to start cooking something laborious from scratch – let alone do a mound of washing up afterwards! This is where Philadelphia‘s new Simply Stir range comes into its own. The promise? A delicious one-pot meal to make your life that little bit easier.
So, I decided to give one a whirl and use it in an easy-peasy chicken pie.
Ingredients (for one individual pie)
One organic chicken breast
Half a leek
Handful of chestnut mushrooms
Philadelphia Garlic and Herb Simply Stir pouch
Pre-made puff pastry (life’s too short to made your own!)
1. Dice the chicken and finely slice the veg. Sauté in a frying pan with a little olive oil, until the veg is soft and the chicken is just cooked.
2. Next, simply put the chicken and veg in a small pie dish and cover with the Philadelphia Simply Stir sauce.
3. Place a piece of puff pastry on top to create the pie lid. Score, and brush with some milk (to give the pastry a nice shine).
4. Finally, place in a preheated oven at 220’C for 25 minutes.
Et voila! A quick and tasty pie.
This is such an easy and quick recipe, which takes minimal preparation and surprisingly, for a ready-meal-snob, I really enjoyed the sauce. I think the key thing I found with it was that it didn’t actually didn’t have a very cheesy taste, which means it is a lot more versatile than I would have first predicted.
Ideal to keep in the fridge for a chilly autumn evening, it would also work really well in a fish pie, cauliflower cheese or with pasta.