How to make it

  • Combine oil and lemon juice.
  • Toss with chicken breasts.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat broiler or use grill pan.
  • Broil breasts 5 minutes per side or until still slightly pink in center.
  • Cool.
  • Cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces; reserve.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F
  • Place garlic in cold water, bring to boil and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Drain and peel garlic. Reserve.
  • Cut dark green leaves from leeks and discard.
  • Wash leeks well and slice into 1/2-inch sections.
  • Heat butter in skillet on medium heat.
  • Add leeks and garlic and sauté for about 3 minutes or until leeks soften.
  • Stir in flour and cook until pale gold, about 4 minutes, adding more butter if needed.
  • Stir in chicken stock, tarragon, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Add cream, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until thick and glossy.
  • Season well with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in green peas and chicken.
  • Place in a 6-cup baking dish or individual baking dishes.
  • Roll out pastry 1/4-inch thick to cover top of dish.
  • Cut a 1-inch strip from edges of pastry.
  • Brush edges of dish with water and lay strip around edges.
  • Brush with egg.
  • Lay remaining pastry on top, sealing edges.
  • Cut a steam hole, decorate with any extra pastry cut in shapes, if desired.
  • Brush with egg.
  • Bake pie on middle shelf of oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until pastry is golden and mixture bubbles.

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    " It was excellent "
    capedread ate it and said...
    good one, thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Wow, so fragrant I can sniff it from Toronto! Great recipe Chef!
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  • softgrey 10 years ago
    holy moly...cannot WAIT to make this...
    i'm bad with pastry so i will have to cheat and use something premade...
    but i don't think it will matter because this recipe sounds SO fantastic!..

    thanks so much for sharing elaine!

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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great tasty recipe thanks
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