It is very similar to Nigerian meat pie in shape and preparation, the only major difference between the two snacks is the meat used in the filling.
Below is a well detailed recipe to make the best Nigerian Chicken Pie.
Ingredients For Nigerian Chicken Pie Filling:
• 300g minced chicken breast
• 2 tablespoons plain flour
• 1 medium-sized onion
• 2 medium-sized carrots
• 2 medium-sized Irish potatoes
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
• 1 cooking spoonful vegetable oil
• 1 seasoning cube
• 1 teaspoon thyme
• 1 teaspoon curry
• 200ml cool water
• Salt to taste
Ingredients For Nigerian Chicken Pie Dough:
• 500g plain flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 3\4 teaspoon salt
• 200g margarine
• 75ml water
Directions For Nigerian Chicken Pie:
• Grind or mince the chicken. Chop the onions and set aside. Wash and peel the carrots, Irish potatoes then rinse and cut into very tiny cubes.
• Heat up the oil on medium heat. Add the chopped onions and fry a bit then add the minced chicken and stir fry till it turns white.
• Now, add 1 cup of water to the pot, then the curry, thyme and garlic powder. Cover the pot and leave to boil.
• When it starts boiling, add salt to taste, the chopped carrots and potatoes then cook till the vegetables are done.
• Next, dissolve 2 tablespoonful of the plain flour in half cup of water. Mix well and add it to the Chicken Pie filling in the pot.
• It helps to bind the filling together and keeps it moist when baking. Mix thoroughly and set aside to cool a bit.
Directions For Nigerian Chicken Pie Dough:
• Break and beat the egg then set aside. Grease an oven tray, by evenly rubbing a little margarine inside it. Or use baking sheets to line the tray as substitute and set aside.
• Next, put the flour in a bowl, add the baking powder and a pinch of salt then mix properly. Add the margarine and mix thoroughly until the mixture looks more like bread crumbs or garri.
• Now, add just a little cold water, bit by bit and keep mixing till you get a stiff dough. Knead the dough very well and leave to rest for 5 minutes then place on a lightly floured table afterwards.
• Next, roll the dough on the table, and make sure its not too flat or too thick. Then cut it into several squares and rectangles. Scoop some Chicken Pie filling and place in the center of the shaped dough.
• Don’t add too much filling, else the Chicken Pie would be bumpy at the top. Rub the whisked egg on the edges of the dough. (It helps to seal it).
• Next, fold one side of the square or rectangular dough to join the other side and use a fork to press the edges on each other. You can also make tiny holes at the top using a fork.
• Repeat this process for the remaining dough and transfer onto the greased tray. Next, preheat the oven at 335°F or 170°C.
• Rub the whisked egg on the surface of all the Chicken Pies. It helps to give them a golden glow after baking, but this is optional.
• Next, place the Chicken Pies in the preheated oven and leave to bake for 35 minutes or till they are lightly browned.
• That's it, your Nigerian Chicken Pie is ready.
• Nigerian Chicken Pie can be served with malt, zobo drink, soya milk or any other drink of your choice. Enjoy!
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