Chicken and Asparagus ‘No Pastry’ Pie
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Serves: 4
 
This recipe is gluten free, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

Extra Easy - ½ HEa and 0.5 syns per serving
WW Smart Points - 10
Gluten Free - ensure ingredients use are free from gluten
Ingredients
  • 6 chicken thighs, with all visible fat removed and chopped into chunks
  • 300g (7oz) of asparagus, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 cup (240ml) of 2% milk (1 HEa)
  • 1 cup of chicken stock
  • 4 laughing cow light (1 HEa)
  • 1 tablespoon of tapioca starch, cornstarch or arrowroot powder (1.5 syns)
  • 800g (28oz) of potatoes, julienned or chopped into thin chips
  • freshly chopped parsley
  • salt and black pepper to season
  • pinch of mustard powder
  • 1 beaten egg
  • Spray oil
Method
  1. Soak potatoes in warm water to remove starch, drain and pat dry.
  2. Preheat oven to 220c or 425f
  3. Spray a tray with spray oil, add the potatoes and spray over the top, season well with salt and bake in the oven until for 15 mins, remove and set aside. (don't over cook these, as they will be cooked some more as the pie topping)
  4. Spray a frying pan over a medium high heat with some spray oil. Add the chicken thighs, season with salt and black pepper and fry until lightly golden.
  5. Add the asparagus, milk, stock, parsley, laughing cow lights and a pinch of mustard powder
  6. Mix the tapioca starch with a little cold water to a paste and add this into the pan.
  7. Gently bring to a boil until it starts to slightly thicken.
  8. Season with a little salt and black pepper
  9. Add to a oven proof dish and then top with the potatoes. Brush over the top with the beaten egg and bake in the oven for approx 40 mins. Potatoes on top should be nice and lightly golden.
  10. Serve with your choice of sides.
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Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 323.1 Fat: 6.5g Saturated fat: 2.8g Carbohydrates: 45g Sugar: 8g Sodium: 566.8mg Fibre: 5.6g Protein: 25.5g Cholesterol: 108.8mg
Recipe by Slimming Eats - Weight Watchers and Slimming World Recipes at http://www.slimmingeats.com/blog/chicken-and-asparagus-no-pastry-pie