This easy chicken and leek pie is a firm favourite in my house. It’s easy to make, really tasty, and approved by both my kids and my husband!
In full disclosure, I will let you know that one of my kids only eats the chicken from the filling, maybe one tiny piece of carrot and the pastry on top, but she’s ‘learning to like’ stuff so that is ok. The other 2 kiddos and my husband and I eat this chicken and leek pie with gusto, so therefore, a winner! To be honest I don’t really care if all my kids eat all of a family meal, as long as they are happy with parts of it, they sit at the table happily and eat with us as a family then that is ALL good! I always repeat the phrase “you do not have to eat it” ie there may be things they don’t like, thats fine, move them to the edge of your plate, “you do not have to eat it” but generally over time I find they try more and more flavours and we get there in the end
Leeks are great, if you haven’t cooked much with them before they are like a very very very mild onion, and if you sauté them for long enough they become amazingly sweet! I use them in quite a few kid-friendly recipes, such as my wholemeal yoghurt dough cheese and leek scrolls and my chicken and leek baked risotto
In this type of recipe the part of the leek that you really want is the white part so when you are at the grocer, try and choose a leek that has loads of white, the greens you can chuck in a stock for extra flavour, but in this type of dish you want the white as it cooks down sweet
Nutrition Information Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 251 Total Fat 11g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 8g Cholesterol 75mg Sodium 184mg Carbohydrates 8g Fiber 1g Sugar 3g Protein 29g