Easy Vegan Chicken and Leek Pie using Puff Pastry
This delicious vegan take on a classic chicken and leek pie is one of the EASIEST recipes to make, using only a few key ingredients and relatively cheap to make. Perfect leftovers for lunch the next day, this pie is one of my favourite savoury pies to enjoy.
What’s in the recipe?
Leeks- Using green ends and all, don’t be scared to use the full leek. Remember to give them a quick rinse under a tap to make sure there isn’t any dirt hanging around.
Vegan Chicken- Now you can use any brand for this however I used the quorn chicken pieces as they absorb the flavour of the cream and leeks really well. I think they stay deliciously juicy and good in texture when cooking so feel free to give these a go.
Puff Pastry- Did you know that most puff pastry is accidentally vegan? Be sure to check the label before hand.
Vegan Cream- This is really easy to find in shops now a days which is great, I’ve used Oatly Single Cream for this (the one in the black and white packaging)
Dijon Mustard and Sage- These are the two bits of flavour you’ll add to the pie, if you don’t have dried sage swap for dried or fresh thyme instead.
When baking- Bake uncovered for the first 20 minutes or so, but if you see the pastry on top starting to turn a really dark golden colour, cover loosely with baking parchment or foil to bake for the final 15 minutes or so.
Don’t overcook the leeks to start with – The very start of cooking the vegan chicken and leeks is just to take the edge off and bring the flavours together, they only need around 7-7 minutes of cooking at max.
Vegan Chicken and Leek Pie
- 1 white onion
- 1 large leek green ends and all
- 250 ml vegan cream
- 1 stock cube with 100ml boiling water
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp dried sage
- Salt and pepper
- 300 g vegan ‘chicken’ pieces such as Quorn
- 375 g puff pastry sheet
- 2 tbsp tamari sub for 2 tbsp melted vegan butter with a pinch of smoked paprika
- Start by chopping the onion, leek and garlic then add to a non stick pan and fry for 5 minutes before adding in the dried sage and stock cube & water
- Add in the vegan chicken (if using from frozen, pop in the microwave for 3 minutes first) then stir vegan cream and dijon mustard and allow to simmer for a further 5 minutes
- Preheat the oven to 200ºC fan
- Grab a baking dish, I opted for a 20x30cm dish, line with just over 1/2 of the puff pastry sheet, spoon in the filling then using the other piece of puff pastry, create a lid pinching together the edges to seal it
- Score on a pattern on top, feel free to get creative, brush with the tamari and pop in the oven to bake for 35 minutes, checking on it after about 25, if the pastry is turning too brown on top, add a piece of foil or baking parchment loosely over the top until finished baking
- Serve up hot, along side some steamed veggies and enjoy!