Chicken and Ham Pie

Great family favourite made with Heinz Spring Vegetable soup. Wonderful for a casual meal on a Sunday night.

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6. Reduce the heat by 20° if using a fan-assisted electric oven.
2. Stir together the flour, dry mustard powder, salt and pepper. Cut the chicken diagonally into 1cm strips and coat in the seasoned flour, shaking off any excess.
3. Finely chop the onion and gently heat the butter in a pan. When the butter is melted, reduce the heat add the onion. Allow the onion to cook, stirring from time to time, for about 5 minutes or until it is beginning to soften.
4. Add the pieces of chicken and continue to cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Pour the Heinz Spring Vegetable Soup over the chicken.
6. Bring the mixture to the boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Allow to cook gently for 5 minutes.
7. Stir in the parsley and chunks of ham and put the mixture into a pie dish.
8. Follow the pack instructions on the pastry to make a pie.
9. Beat the egg with a pinch of salt and brush over the pastry.
10. Bake in the top third of the oven for 35 minutes until golden brown.

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