Nigerian Chicken pie is similar to the Nigerian meat pie but definitely needs a different preparation and recipe.
Chicken pie seems to be more expensive in Nigerian fast food restaurants because chicken is viewed as special meat back home. Funny thing is that the reverse seems to be the case here in the States as beef is more expensive.
Well why not save yourself some money and make this tasty snack at home. Why not? Just follow the steps below and it would guide you along.
Preparation of chicken pie
10 pieces of medium Chicken pie size
1kg Flour ,300g minced chicken ,Half teaspoon of salt ,2 teaspoon of baking powder ,500g Butter ,Water ,Seasoned cube ,4 medium size carrots ,4 medium size irish potatoes ,2 medium size onion ,2 eggs ,Vegetable oil
STEP 1 : Preheat your oven to about 350°
STEP 2 : Wash and diced the potatoes, carrots and onions.
STEP 3 : Add seasoned cube, salt, onion, curry and thyme to the minced chicken. Leave it in the fridge for like 30 minutes for it to marinate.
STEP 4 :Boil the potatoes and carrot in water for like 5 minutes. Add salt to taste. Pour into a sieve to remove the water and set aside.
STEP 5 : Fry the chicken with vegetable oil add about 100ml of water and continue to stir fry it for like 10 minutes. You can add a little more water if needed.
STEP 6 : Pour the potatoes and carrots and continue to fry it.
STEP 7 : Add about 50ml water to 4 teaspoon of flour in a cup and stir. Pour the content into the meat and continue stirring for another 2 minutes.
STEP 8 : Pour the flour into a bowl, add baking powder and a little pinch of salt. Mix with your hand properly. Add butter bit by bit and mix with your hand until you finish all the butter. Add about 150ml water and continue mixing with your hand until stiff dough is formed.
STEP 9 : Rub butter on the oven tray. Break the egg in a plate and mix it. Roll out the dough with a roller to about 6mm thickness.
STEP 10 : Use a cutter to make a round cut on the roll out dough. Scoop some of the chicken sauce into the center of the round cuts, Rub the egg on the inside edge of the cut chicken pie dough. Fold it and use your fork to make a design at the edge of each chicken pie.
STEP 11 : Arrange the chicken pie into the oven tray and put it inside the preheated oven to bake for like 30 minutes. A golden yellow chicken pie is achieved.
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