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What you need:

1 kg chicken pieces
11 oz /300g button mushroom
2 1/2 oz /50 g butter
18 fl oz / 500 ml milk
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
1 red onion, finely diced
3 tbsp flour
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
2 sheets short crust pastry cut into 4 squares
2 sheets puff pastry
1 egg (egg wash)

dried thyme ( for sprinkling the tops)

What you do:

Pre heat the oven to 190C / 375F / Gas mark 5

Baste the chicken with olive oil, salt and pepper then place onto a baking tray and roast for 35 minutes then remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Heat a Fry pan add a splash of olive oil and the butter and fry the mushrooms for 5-10 minutes then add the onions and flour and cook for a further 5 minutes.

Gradually stir in the milk until you have a nice thick sauce then tear the chicken into chunks and add to the sauce, mix in the chopped parsley and allow the mix to cool.

Place 1 square of short crust pastry onto a baking paper lined and crimp the edges to form a shallow pie, fill with chicken and mushroom mix then top with a square of puff pastry, brush with egg wash and bake for  15- 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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What you need:

3 tbsp mascarpone
1 tbsp finely chopped rosemary
1 garlic clove , crushed
2 chicken breasts , skin on
4 slices Parma ham
splash olive oil
juice of half a lemon

What you do:

Heat oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6.

Mix the mascarpone with the rosemary, garlic and seasoning. Place the chicken breasts on a board and lift, but don’t detach, the skin. Put a spoonful of the mascarpone mix under the skin of each breast. Wrap 2 slices of prosciutto around each, as neatly and tightly as you can, to keep the filling enclosed.

Heat a non-stick frying pan, add the olive oil and quickly brown the chicken on both sides. Transfer to a roasting tin, then finish off in the oven for 15-20 mins until just cooked.

Add the lemon juice to the roasting tin and stir over the heat, scraping off any crispy bits. Spoon the juices over the chicken and serve with potatoes and green beans.

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What you need:

1 large steak , such as sirloin, rib-eye or rump
1 tsp olive oil
1 ciabatta bread roll, halved
1 tsp Dijon mustard
handful watercress
50g Stilton
splash balsamic vinegar

What you do:

Heat a frying pan or a griddle pan. Rub the steak with the olive oil, season, then cook for 2-4 mins on each side or until done to your liking. Put the steak on a plate to rest.

Put the roll halves cut-side down in the pan for 2 mins to soak up the meat juices and toast until golden brown. Spread the toasted side with the mustard and pile the watercress on top.

Cut the steak in half, sit on top of the watercress, then crumble over the Stilton. Drizzle with a splash of balsamic vinegar, tip over any steak resting juices and serve.

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