We love pie but sadly, pastry and Slimming World don’t mix. Which makes us very very sad. Puff pastry, shortcrust, even choux pastry used to feature regular on our weekly menu. So we made these Syn Free Chicken and Mushroom “Pot” Pies as an alternative.
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Luckily though, pie fillings are generally ok and easily adaptable, it just the pastry that isn’t, so this got us thinking of how else we could make a “pie”.
So we came up with these Syn Free Chicken and Mushroom “Pot” Pies – cook a jacket potato, scoop the inside out, fill with pie filling, put the potato on top and bake. Sounds pretty easy, right? that’s because it is!
Couple of words of warning. Make sure to take the pan off the heat before adding the quark – you don’t want it to split.
The Xanthan gum will thicken the sauce and stabilise it so it doesn’t split whilst it’s in the oven.
Xanthan Gum by the way is amazing as it’s syn free! You can get it down the gluten free aisle at the supermarket, or you can get it here from Amazon . Also a little bit goes a long way, it thickens anything hot or cold.
You could try other pie fillings in the jackets. We had chilli in them at the weekend & added some cheese on top.
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