Worldly Wednesday – Mini Chicken & Fennel Pies

mini chicken fennel pies

Just because everything is always better in minature!

These scrumptious little pies will get nods of approval from all your dinner guests!  So simple to prepare and cook, they even freeze well after assembly and can add another item to your freezer meals list (as I’m sure you are all on that bandwagon now!).  Here’s how you do it…

Mini Chicken & Fennel Pies

Makes 12

YOU WILL NEED

  • 1 x large Chicken Breast, diced
  • 6 x slices Pancetta, chopped (a little reserved for garnish)
  • 2 x cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 Large Fennel bulb, chopped
  • 1 x teaspoon Thyme
  • Approx. 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Salt & Cracked Black Pepper to taste
  • Olive Oil for frying
  • 3 x Puff Pastry Sheets

THE HOW TO:

  • Preheat your oven to 200Deg C
  • Grab a big frypan and add your oil, garlic and Fennel.  Fry well for a few minutes and then add your Pancetta. Fry until the Pancetta renders a little;
  • Add your chicken and cook until browned;
  • Sprinkle in your Thyme and Flour and mix well for a few minutes till the flour is cooked out;
  • Add your wine to deglaze, making sure you get all the yummy sticky bits off the bottom of the pan – its great flavour!!;
  • Take your pan off the heat, add your milk and mix well till you have a thick sauce;
  • Season to taste and set aside to cool;
  • Grab yourself some silicone cupcake trays and give them a liberal coating with spray Olive oil;
  • Cut your Pastry Sheets into 4 (so you have 12 squares in total) and carefully mould each one into the cupcake pans.  You may need to fold over the edges a little so it fits;
  • Prick the bottoms of the pastry cups with a fork a few times, before dividing your chicken mixture evenly between each one;
  • Make a little swirl of the extra Pancetta and place on to the top of each pie;
  • Bake for approx. 20 minutes or until your Pastry is lovely and golden.

This is a great spring meal, perfect for picnics, easy dinners or as an addition to a lunch buffet.  Serve with a good salad and Bang! Dinner is Served:)

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