Chicken and Mushroom “Pot” Pies

Our Chicken and Mushroom “Pot” Pies are a great slimming friendly alternative to traditional pastry whether you’re counting calories or following Weight Watchers.

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We love pie but sadly, pastry and slimming friendly meals don’t really 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 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 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!

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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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Chicken and Mushroom "Pot" Pies

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255kcal 10

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  1. Microwave the potatoes until they are soft
  2. Scoop out the centre into a bowl
  3. Add some salt and freshly ground black pepper, then mash until smooth. Reserve the potato shells for later
  4. Fry onions and mushrooms until they are brown
  5. Add the diced chicken and chopped parsley
  6. Add the stock and white wine vinegar
  7. Reduce by half, this should take about 10-15 minutes. Then remove from heat
  8. Add 3 tbsp Quark, stir well to incorporate
  9. Place 200ml of the sauce into a jug and whisk in the xanthan gum a 1/4 of a tsp at a time. You will need to whisk well - and keep whisking!
  10. Return the thickened sauce to the pan and stir will - it will thicken!
  11. Continue stirring until it's thickened, add salt and pepper to taste
  12. Spoon into the potato shells
  13. Top each one with the mashed potato and cook in the oven until they are golden brown and the filling is piping hot

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If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.


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