Sometimes all you want is a bit of comfort food, even in the middle of summer (What Summer??). Chicken pie with a Parmesan and breadcrumb crust is very quick and easy. And involves very little hard work. But tastes so good, you need to make twice as much as it will be devoured. The chicken should be free range if possible, but at the very least Irish. It can be just tasteless otherwise, never mind the adverse affects of cheap chicken imported from goodness knows where.
EASY CHICKEN PIE
4 Chicken Breasts, diced
1 Onion, peeled and chopped
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Bring slowly to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
Remove the chicken, chop into pieces and place in an oven proof dish.
Meanwhile melt the butter until frothy, add flour and mix to a paste.”ROUX”. Cook this for at least 1 minute.
Add the roux to the stock liquid, whisking over a medium heat, it will thicken after a few minutes. Add cream and simmer for 3 minutes.
Mix breadcrumbs and cheese together, sprinkle over the chicken in the dish.
This pie is particularly delicious with some potatoes to mash into the sauce, but a green salad or some crunchy french beans would also go well in flavour with the pie. Me? I like it with a glass of white wine and a salad. With maybe some roasted fruit and ice cream for dessert.