Chicken, spinach, filo pie recipe

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It is getting to that time of year where I want to make hearty meals for my family. I have a selection of recipes that I return to time and time again and this is definitely one of them. Today I am going to share my easy recipe with you so that you can make this chicken, spinach, filo pie for your family.

chicken, spinach, filo pie - A look at the finished pie

Ingredients for chicken, spinach, filo pie:

Olive oil

2 garlic cloves

1 large sliced onion

350g chicken breasst

300g fresh spinach

Tarragon

20g butter

20g plain flour

450ml chicken stock

salt & pepper

frozen filo pastry sheets

How to make my chicken, spinach, filo pie

Heat olive oil in a frying pan or wok. Then add the sliced onion and cook until translucent. Add the chicken and continue cooking until light brown and cooked throughout.

Add the garlic, 15-20g of fresh tarragon (or 2 teaspoons of dry). Then scatter the flour over the chicken mixture. Continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes.

Add the chicken stock, a little at a time. You may not need all the stock if you are using frozen or plumped chicken fillets so be aware of this.

Cook until you have a thick consistency to the sauce and then add the spinach, 1/3 at a time, until wilted. This should happen in a matter of minutes and you don’t want to overcook this.

Place the mixture into an ovenproof dish.

Melt the 20g of butter in a saucepan and then use this to brush the sheets of filo pastry. Personally I like to scrunch up the filo pastry and drop it into the saucepan so it gets a generous coat of butter. I then add the filo to the top of the pie, ensuring that all areas are covered.

I cook this at gas mark 5 (190c) for around 30 minutes. This allows the filo pastry to become crispy and delicious and it is also a way to ensure that the filling is completely cooked.

This is best served with seasonal vegetables and gravy – lovely!

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chicken, spinach, filo pie - Tasty, easy, cheap and delicious. This pie is simple to make and has a delicious crispy top too

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