Muslimah Foodie | Mini Chicken Pies

It’s officially Ramadan! I pray that your month is a blessed one :)

This Ramadan I’ll be trying my hardest to eat healthily but every now and then we’re entitled to the odd treat and these mini chicken pies are an indulgent treat that you’ll just love! I absolutely love to cook and even though my energy is at an all time low during Ramadan, I put out the more sophisticated recipes for iftar. If you’ve got family around, these mini chicken pies would be perfect rather than to make a large one and cut out slices as it’ll just create a mess. I’m not going to give you exact measurements of ingredients, I’m too lazy for that and I’m sure it all depends on how many pies you want, the utensils and what have you so just go with the flow and enjoy!

To start, I get started on making béchamel sauce and while that’s simmering away, I dice up chicken breast and cook it in a pan with a little olive oil, mushrooms, red onions, powdered chicken stock, garlic and onion powder. If you’d like to give the chicken a deeper flavour, it’s best to dice them up and let it sit and marinate in the onion powder, garlic and chicken stock for at least 3 hours. Once the chicken’s cooked, I just add the béchamel sauce and then move on to the pastry.

I can make my own pastry however, if you’re fasting it’s just best to buy your own as it can be quite a tedious task and I’m sure you’ll want to save as much time as possible with your cooking. I buy a ready made and rolled puff pastry, usually with butter as buttered pastry tastes so good! Depending on your muffin tray, cut out enough to cover each slot but enough to cover the mixture once you pour it into the tray. When you’re done, just whisk an egg and lightly cover the pastry or you can use milk. It’ll just crispen things up and give it a lovely brown colour.

Try them and tell me what you ladies think.  I serve them with a salad and the salad’s different each time; in the photo above, it was a grape and halloumi salad with spinach leaves and tomato. I’ll warn you and tell you that they are moreish so don’t go into pie overdrive!

  • http://chocoholic-hijabi.blogspot.co.uk/ Asmaa

    These look so cute! Perfect for iftar time, and also for suhoor (if there are any left from the night before) =). inshaAllah will definitely attempt to make these (unlike baking, cooking is not something I’m particularly good at). Hope you have a wonderful Ramadhan inshaAllah =)

  • http://msdieynaba.blogspot.com MsDieynaba

    They really look nice :) I have a few recipes in my head that I’d like to try for this month, but my problem is how am I going to cook without tasting the food? I tried last year, and it was okay, but some of the flavour was missing LOL

  • http://www.just-nice-things.co.uk Sheenie

    I have bookmarked this on my list of things to make. Thanks for making it look so easy.

  • http://www.hommesdefemmes.com Numera

    These look so amazing! I can’t wait to try this recipe, I love chicken pie. The salad sounds yummy too, I don’t think I’ve ever used grapes – apples are also very tasty in salads! :) xx

  • http://turnthrice.wordpress.com aJ

    Wow, those pies look really good. I’ve never made a chicken pie before, so this is an enticing idea to try :)

  • http://www.mytheatralite.blogspot.co.uk hannanah

    Thank you for the recipie we are making this for iftari today! :)

  • http://designerspray.co.uk Halima

    These look absolutely delicious!

    Definitely making this sometime this week for Iftar.

    Thanks for the recipe :) xx

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