Quick & Easy Chicken + Veggie Pan-Pie

This is a comfort dish to help you stay on track with your weight loss goals, without the added hunger or restrictions and is the most delicious addition to your weekly winter menu.


This recipe is: 

  • Easy, hearty and delicious  

  • Family-friendly 

  • Veggie packed and versatile (use what’s in your veg crisper)

  • Includes a serving of protein

  • High in fiber and nutritionally dense


YOUR SHOPPING LIST


  • 1 medium brown onion, roughly chopped

  • 1 clove of garlic, minced

  • 1 medium carrot, roughly chopped

  • 1 small zucchini, roughly chopped

  • ¼ cup of frozen peas 

  • 1 cup of mixed mushrooms, roughly chopped

  • 400-500g of chicken thighs, trimmed and roughly diced 

  • 1 handful of parsley, roughly chopped

  • ½ teaspoon of dried thyme 

  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider or red wine vinegar 

  • 150ml of bone broth or stock of your choice 

  • 1 sheet of quality puff pastry, can use gluten-free as well 

  • Olive oil 

  • Salt and pepper


THE RECIPE


  • Heat the oven to 200 degrees celsius

  • Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a medium, ovenproof frypan (approx 30-40cm)

  • Fry the onion and garlic till translucent and add the chicken thighs and thyme, cook till browned (approx 6-8mins) 

  • Add the carrot, zucchini, peas, mushrooms and parsley, stir to combine (approx 4mins)

  • Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper

  • Stir through the vinegar and add the bone broth/stock

  • Fit the pastry sheet over the pan and tuck in any edges

  • Lightly score the pastry, in a cross pattern and brush with olive oil 

  • Place in the oven and bake for 20-30mins until puffy and golden brown 

  • Meanwhile, prepare your sides - Try serving with mashed sweet potato, potato, pumpkin or cauliflower or steamed lemony broccoli or with a crunchy side salad

Note: if the pastry is not within your liking - Try boiling and mashing 1 large sweet potato and crumbling it on top of the chicken and vegetable mixture ~ more like a shepherd's pie, and bake in the oven.


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*Disclaimer: Information stated on Alex Joy Nutrition is for educational purposes only, this information is not to replace advice from your health care practitioner. If you have any concerns about your health, always consult your general health practitioner.