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Easy-peasy mini chicken pies recipe {perfect for kids}

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Easy-peasy mini chicken pies recipe {perfect for kids}

Can I confess something? Do you mind?

I am SO OVER DINNER TIME. I am so over it. I want it gone, and I’ll happily have it replaced with breakfast. I’m over the battle. Lacey is a good eater, and will eat whatever I give her. I didn’t realise what a bloody BLESSING that is. It’s huge.

Lulu has suddenly decided she’s the fussiest kid in the world. She won’t even eat spaghetti bolognese. WHAT’S WITH THAT? Every kid likes spag bol, right?

So night times are a battle of finding a food that Lulu will eat, and because she’s a VERY HUNGRY fussy child, she wants seven or so courses of whatever foods she does like {which I can list as sushi, ham, apple puree, 2-minute noodles and air}.

My question is, do I keep persisting with a range of new/old foods or just give her foods she does like to eat? I don’t want to create an adult who doesn’t eat foods, particularly vegetables.

Easy-peasy mini chicken pies recipe {perfect for kids}

Anyways, rant aside. I made these pies on the weekend, and they were so stinking easy. It’s an attempt to offer Lulu something new. She looked at them and exclaimed, “I love pies!” and then in the next breathe, “Not like that pie!”

The pies are delicious. I can promise you that, and the squeeze of lemon at the end just does something wonderful. DO NOT SKIP THE LEMON.

Also, I know you probably don’t need another kitchen gadget but we inherited a pie-maker, and I’m starting to love it. It’s good for giving leftovers a second life. You can grab one for cheap at Kmart {or probably even at your local supermarket}.

Easy-peasy mini chicken pies recipe {perfect for kids}

Easy-peasy mini chicken pies recipe

1 leek, thinly sliced
50g butter
2 tbsp plain flour
300ml chicken stock
100ml thickened cream
300g shredded, cooked BBQ chicken
75g frozen peas and corn
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt and Pepper
4 sheets of puff pastry

♥ Get your pie maker out and at the ready. Don’t turn it on just yet. Defrost your puff pastry.
♥ Melt the butter in a frying pan and cook the leek for five minutes until softened. Stir in the flour and cook for one minute, then stir in the stock a little at a time, to make a smooth sauce.
♥ Add in the cream, and cook until the sauce starts to bubble. Stir in the chicken and peas and corn. Remove from the heat and add the lemon juice.
♥ Cut the pastry into quarters, and place one quarter onto the pie maker until all holes are covered for the bases. Fill with filling and then place another quarter on top. Trim if needed {with pie makers sometimes it’s easier to trim once cooked}. Cook until cooked through {the pie maker will usually turn the light off when it’s cooked}.
♥ Serve with vegetables!

Easy-peasy mini chicken pies recipe {perfect for kids}

Do you have fussy kids? What’s your tips?