Being greeted by the aroma of Super easy homemade Chicken pie wafting through the house makes it impossible not to feel hungry. I think that’s true.To make it worthwhile of a decent dinner I loaded my homemade chicken pie with the rich goodness of vegetables and chicken.
Couple of weeks ago I found a mail in my mailbox titled “To the owners- Do not thrash before reading” – Normally my first reaction is to take it to the recycle bin, however in this case I made an exception, call it an intuition perhaps and may god be blessed it was an important notice related to my BOSCH oven cum cooking range, apparently the model I was using had a defective valve and it needed to be replaced to ensure there were no accidents.
I actually am quite fond of my kitchen range and it has served me really well all these years without any complaints and fuss. It feels like an extension of mine and I was actually quite upset at receiving this mail where it indicated that I had to switch off the gas supply immediately and stop using the kitchenette till a technician came and replaced the valve.
What was worse was that I happened to get to know about this midway while preparing our evening supper. On calling the technician the blow was even greater with him telling me that the replacement was phased and I could in the best of times hope to get a replacement valve only after 7 days. While I was mulling over what to do next to feed three hungry boys, two of them who seem to have a perennial voracious appetite burning off all the calories as soon as they have had them. While I was despairing, I remembered all I had was a camping stove with perhaps a couple of gas canisters left if I was lucky, we had this camping stove bought when we were renovating the kitchen and it often comes handy as a small BBQ when my husband is too lazy to fire up the 6 burner gleaming steel giant that he has sitting pretty in the patio.
My first ray of dawn after receiving the unmarked mail was when I realised that although the gas burners needed to be turned off, my integrated fan forced oven actually works on electricity and so I could still at least use the best part of the cooking range.
Growing up in Australia my kids have developed a love for pies that are as synonymous to Aussie fare especially in the footy matches as is Vegemite to sandwiches for school days. Pies are a very quick and interesting take on the fast food industry and with a bit of sautéing of meat and vegetables thrust into a pastry it is marketed as a quick wholesome meal. The only best bit about homemade chicken pies that fascinates me is the ease at which I can dish up one. And besides that honestly I am not a big fan of pies, simply because of the crust that is loaded with saturated fat. But this homemade chicken pie with loaded with vegetables will do.
To make it worthwhile of a decent dinner I loaded my homemade chicken pie with the rich goodness of vegetables and chicken but had to compromise in using the store brought crust. In moderation this may be ok once a while especially when you crave for some fat or when the weather is wet and cold a hot steaming pie from the oven can be at times can become one’s comfort food.
I have used coconut milk instead of regular milk and almond meal as a thickener. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you would realise my love for almond meal. I use it deliberately in my cooking too apart from baking as well. It gives a nice texture, a nuttiness feel and creamy ness to many dishes.
Lets bake this delicious homemade chicken pie that’s going to make our dinner extra special.