Chicken, potato and leek pot pies

That's comfort in food form.

  • 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Dig your spoon through the flaky pastry to get to the creamy, chicken centre. Packed full of flavoursome leek and roast potatoes for a satisfying meal. Perfect for using up leftover roast from last night!
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 bacon slices (160g), trimmed, chopped
  • 1 braised leek, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 2 cups (500ml) chicken stock
  • ¾ cup (180ml) pouring cream
  • 3 cups (300g) coarsely shredded roast chicken
  • 2 cups (280g) coarsely chopped roast potatoes
  • 1 sheet frozen butter puff pastry, partially thawed
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly


  • 1
    Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat; cook bacon, stirring, for 2 minutes or until browned. Add leek and garlic; cook for a further 1 minute or until garlic is fragrant.
  • 2
    Add flour to pan; cook, stirring, for a further 1 minute. Gradually whisk in stock. Whisk until mixture boils and thickens slightly. Whisk in cream; simmer for a further 1 minute. Remove from heat; season to taste.
  • 3
    Transfer mixture to a large heatproof bowl, add chicken and potato; toss well to coat. Refrigerate until cold.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • 5
    Lightly oil four 1¼-cup (300ml) ramekins. Using top of a ramekin as a guide, cut four rounds from pastry. Spoon chicken mixture into ramekins. Place pastry rounds on top of chicken mixture; press with a fork to seal edges. Pierce a small hole in centre of each pastry round; brush with egg.
  • 6
    Place ramekins on oven tray; bake for 25 minutes or until golden and puffed.


Chicken mixture can be spooned into ramekins and topped with pastry up to 6 hours ahead. Refrigerate until ready to bake.This recipe is not suitable to freeze.

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