Cheesy Chicken & Mushroom Braai Pie

Makes : 1 x 22cm x 30cm braai pie

Did someone say Braai Pie? YES, what a brilliant way to use up that leftover chicken  & stuffing. Shredded chicken, with that sensational stuffing (optional) or mashed butternut, with added mushrooms, sauce, and cheese, popped in some pastry and onto the braai; how could you not try this?!

Level

Beginner

Category

  • Braai
  • Chicken and Poultry

Cuisine

  • South African

Cooking Methods

  • Braai

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cooking Time

30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 x 400g sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • 200g leftover chicken meat, skin removed and shredded (from chicken pieces)
  • 200g mashed butternut or stuffing (or leftover roasted veg)
  • 250g mushrooms, sliced and pan fried
  • 30ml (2 Tbsp) thyme, chopped
  • 70g dried cranberries.
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) BBQ sauce
  • 150g mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients, except the buffalo mozzarella, and mix and season to taste.
  2. On a floured chopping board, place your first layer of puff pastry and evenly spread your filling onto the pastry sheet, leaving 2-3cm clear around the sides.
  3. Top the filling with the cheese. Take your second sheet of puff pastry and place on top, folding over excess edges.
  4. Pinch the pastry closed to ensure the filling does not spill out. Brush with the egg wash.
  5. Place your chopping board on a braai grid, flip, remove chopping board, brush the other side with egg wash and close the grid.
  6. Braai on very low heat for about 20-30 minutes and be sure to flip pie continuously to not burn the pastry.