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Slimming World’s Summer of Love is in full swing and to help spread the smiles even more, we’re sharing a brand-new Slimming World recipe, exclusive to the blog! Packed with chunks of chicken and ham and plenty of veg, all smothered in a tasty tarragon gravy and topped with puff pastry hearts, there’s a lot to love about our pies.

Personal pies are ideal for sharing with friends (especially when our four-step recipe makes them so easy to put together) – and at just 4½ Syns per serving, you can enjoy a piece of pastry-topped perfection and still keep your weight loss on track. What’s not to love?

Heart-shape chicken and mushroom pies

serves 4 
ready in 1 hour 5 minutes
4½ Syns per serving

What you need:

500ml hot chicken stock 
4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size chunks 
2 onions, roughly chopped 
1 garlic clove, finely chopped 
2 carrots, diced 
200g green beans, trimmed and roughly chopped 
200g button mushrooms, halved or quartered if large 
1 level tsp chicken gravy granules 
2 tbsp tomato purée 
2 x 200g cans cooked lean ham, diced 
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh tarragon 
1 egg, lightly beaten 
100g ready-rolled light puff pastry

What you do:

1. Put the stock, chicken, onions, garlic, carrots, beans and mushrooms in a non-stick saucepan over a high heat, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring often, until the onions have softened and the chicken is cooked. 

2. Add the gravy granules and tomato purée and stir well. Add the ham and tarragon, season to taste and stir again.

3. Preheat your oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4. Pour the chicken mixture into 4 individual pie dishes and brush the rims with some of the beaten egg.

4. Divide the pastry into 4 portions and shape each portion using a heart-shape cutter. Place the hearts on top of the pies, brush with the remaining egg and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the pastry is puffed up and golden. Serve hot with your favourite summer veggies.

MORE FOR MEMBERS: Slimming World members have access to more than 1,500 recipes on the exclusive member website and app, including mouth-watering meals that are perfect for sharing with your favourite people:

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