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Cheesy chicken pies for dinner

Stuck on the weekend menu? Throw in some chicken pies for dinner, and don’t forget the cheese!



For the pastry:

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  • 500 ml (2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt
  • 220 g (1 cup) of cold butter, cubed
  • 180 ml (12 tbsp) ice-cold water

For the filling:

  • 350 g sliced grilled or roasted chicken
  • 200 g grated cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 15 – 30 ml (1-2 Tbsp) full cream milk, to baste the pastry
  • 15 – 30 ml (1-2 Tbsp) softened butter, for greasing the baking tray



  1. For the pastry, add the flour, salt and butter to the bowl of a food processor and blitz until the
    ingredients combine.
  2. Gradually, add the cold water until a dough-like consistency forms.
  3. Tip the dough onto a clean surface and mix until combined. Split the dough in half, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Once the dough is firm, roll out on a floured surface and use a drinking glass or cookie cutter to cut out pastry rounds (24 in total).
  5. Place 2 pastry rounds into a butter-greased, 12-hole muffin pan.
  6. For the filling; combine the chicken, cheese and salt and pepper into a bowl. Mix well and spoon into the pastry cases.
  7. Top the filling with a pastry lid, use a fork to secure the pastry edges together and brush with milk.
  8. Place into a preheated 180°C oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until golden.


This recipe is supplied by Rediscover Dairy, an initiative of the Consumer Education Project of Milk SA.

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