Chicken, leek and ham pasties

Chicken, leek and ham pasties

Use leftover chicken to make these budget-friendly chicken pasties. Think creamy chicken, leek and ham filling inside golden puff pastry.

Chicken, leek and ham pasties

Try classic Cornish pasties next.

  • Serves icon Makes 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 20 min, plus cooling. Oven time 20 min

Use leftover chicken to make these budget-friendly chicken pasties. Think creamy chicken, leek and ham filling inside golden puff pastry.

Try classic Cornish pasties next.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
505kcals
Fat
35.5g (14.9g saturated)
Protein
16.8g
Carbohydrates
27.9g (2.2g sugars)
Fibre
3.6g
Salt
1.3g

Ingredients

  •  2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large leek, finely chopped
  • 1 thick slice roast ham, chopped into 2cm pieces
  • 100g cooked chicken leg meat, shredded
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  •  1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 3 tbsp chopped chives
  • 320g pack ready-rolled all-butter puff pastry
  •  1 medium free-range egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp black onion seeds or sesame seeds
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Method

  1. Heat the oven to 160°C fan/gas 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Make the filling by heating the olive oil in a large saucepan, then fry the leek gently for 8-10 minutes until nicely softened.
  3. Stir in the ham, chicken, crème fraîche, mustard and chives. Remove the pan from the heat and season with a little salt and pepper to taste. Set aside to cool.
  4. When you’re ready to make the pasties, unroll the pastry and, using a 16cm plate as a guide, cut out 4 circles.
  5. Spoon a quarter of the filling mixture onto one side of each pastry circle, leaving a good 2cm border. Brush the edges of the pastry with a little beaten egg, then fold over each circle to make a half-moon shape, either sealing the edges with a fork or pinching the pastry with your finger and thumb to seal and crimp. Put the pasties on the prepared baking tray, then brush the tops with a little more beaten egg and sprinkle with onion or sesame seeds. Bake for 20 minutes until golden and crisp.

Nutrition

Calories
505kcals
Fat
35.5g (14.9g saturated)
Protein
16.8g
Carbohydrates
27.9g (2.2g sugars)
Fibre
3.6g
Salt
1.3g

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Recipe By

Angela Boggiano

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