1 1/4 lbs chick breast cut into 1/2 inch pieces
salt & pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil divided
2 leeks (bottom 4 inches only) chopped
2 medium potatoes cut into 1/2 inch pieces
4 cloves garlic minced
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1/3 cup flour
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1 sheet thawed puff pastry
2 tablespooons grated Parmesan
4 pinches low fat sharp cheddar chesse
1 small jalapeño seeded and diced
1 bell pepper (any color) diced
1 yellow onion chopped
1 small red onion diced
Seasoning: 1 tablespoon chili powder, 3/4 tablespoon cummin, 1/4 tablespoon paprika, dash garlic powder, dash cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 350° and prepare 4 individual-sized baking dishes with vegetable cooking spray.
Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper and heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a large skillet over Medium-high heat.
Place chicken in the pan and cook on one side for about 3 minutes and turn over. Cook for another minute and add another teaspoon olive oil and your seasoning mixture. Mix up the chicken and spives and cook for another minute. Remove and plate the chicken.
Add another teaspoon of olive oil into the same skillet along with your yellow onion and leeks and cook until the onion has become transparent. Add your potatoes. garlic, red onion and peppers. Cook for a few minutes and add your milk to the skillet.
Stir in the flour and broth (alternating a little bit of each at a time) and mix it evenly until it starts to boil. Lower your heat to Medium and stir once in a while for about 15 minutes and allow the contents to thicken.
Add your cooked chicken and cilantro to the skillet and ladle the stew into your baking dishes. Cover each dish with the puff pastry and crimp the edges as you would with a pie. Brush the tops of each with the remaining olive oil and slit a few small holes into the top of each serving. Sprinkle each pie withe a pinch of cheddar cheeses and, place each dish on a baking sheet and put in oven for 30
Recipe Courtesy of Mark Patrick Spiecher (The Manic Cheater). Original blog post