Cheesy chicken and vegetable pancakes

If you have some cooked chicken left over from a roast, why not use it to make this quick filling for savoury pancakes?

Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4servings 25minutes 1hour
Servings Prep Time
4servings 25minutes
Cook Time
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  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). For batter, sift the flour into a bowl, add the egg and a pinch of salt, then gradually whisk in the milk to form a smooth batter. (This can be done in a blender or food processor.) Transfer to a jug.
  2. Heat a frying pan, preferably non-stick, and brush lightly with a little oil. Pour one-eighth of the batter into the pan and quickly swirl to coat the bottom. Cook for 1-2 minutes until set, then flip over and cook the other side. Remove and place on paper towel. Repeat to make eight pancakes, greasing the pan with oil as necessary. Stack the pancakes, interleaved with paper towel or baking paper. (The pancakes can be frozen.)
  3. To make the filling, cook the peas and broccoli in a pot of boiling water, or in the microwave, following the package instructions. Drain, then roughly chop the broccoli. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a pot, add the onion and cook gently for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute, then gradually stir in the milk. Bring to a boil, still stirring, then simmer for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the chicken, peas, broccoli and tarragon and season.
  4. Spoon some filling onto the centre of each pancake, spreading it out a little, then roll up to enclose the filling. Arrange the filled pancakes, in a single layer, in a lightly greased, shallow oblong ovenproof dish, such as a lasagna dish, then sprinkle evenly with the cheese. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden.
Recipe Notes

Cook's tip: The batter can be made a day in advance and kept in the refrigerator.

Each serving: 32 g protein, 24 g fat of which 8 g saturates, 37 g carbohydrate, 5 grams fibre, 501 Calories