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Chicken pie

Chicken pie

Apart from the obvious chicken, this pie's puff pastry "lid" also conceals mushrooms, bacon, hard-boiled eggs and leeks.

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Last modified on: September 8th 2018

For 6 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 16 min.1 hour 13 min.2 hours 29 min.
Preservation: A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film. Freezes well.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
20 min.
Stage 2
20 min.
Chicken pie : Photo of step #2 Rinse 300 g mushrooms rapidly, then dry and cut into small pieces.
Stage 3
5 min.
Chicken pie : Photo of step #3 Cut 300 g chicken breast into medium-sized chunks.
Stage 4
1 min.
Chicken pie : Photo of step #4 Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add 1 shallot chopped, salt and pepper. Leave to cook for 1 minute without colouring.
Stage 5
10 min.
Chicken pie : Photo of step #5 Add the mushrooms and cook until they are soft.
Stage 6
1 min.
Chicken pie : Photo of step #6 When the mushrooms are cooked, salt and pepper, then add the juice of ½ lemon.

Set aside.
Stage 7
5 min.
Chicken pie : Photo of step #7 Using the same pan, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil and add the chopped leeks.

Cook uncovered until they are just done, then salt and pepper.

Set aside.
Stage 8
7 min.
Chicken pie : Photo of step #8 Use the same pan to fry 125 g small pieces of bacon lightly.

Set aside.
Stage 9
5 min.
Chicken pie : Photo of step #9 Still using the same pan, melt 1 tablespoon goose fat. When smoking hot, add the chicken pieces.

Fry rapidly until browned all over.
Stage 10
15 min.
Chicken pie : Photo of step #10 Mix 1 chicken stock cube and 150 ml water to make a chicken stock. Add this to the pan and cook the chicken pieces gently in the stock (this method is called braising), uncovered.

If you can, use the juices from cooking poultry.
Stage 11
5 min.
Chicken pie : Photo of step #11 Preheat the oven to 430°F (220°C).

Choose a gratin or pie dish and spread a layer of mushooms in the bottom.

Add the bacon on top.
Stage 12
3 min.
Chicken pie : Photo of step #12 Then add a layer of leeks.
Stage 13
3 min.
Chicken pie : Photo of step #13 A layer of chicken.
Stage 14
3 min.
Chicken pie : Photo of step #14 And a layer of sliced hard-boiled eggs.

Pour any remaining chicken stock over the top.
Stage 15
3 min.
Chicken pie : Photo of step #15 Roll out the puff pastry to make a lid and pierce 2 holes, which will act as vents to let the steam escape.
Stage 16
5 min.
Chicken pie : Photo of step #16 Trim off the overhanging pastry around the edge and tuck the pastry into the dish.
Stage 17
5 min.
Chicken pie : Photo of step #17 Use the trimmings to make decorations to stick on the top.
Stage 18
3 min.
Chicken pie : Photo of step #18 Glaze the pastry.
Stage 19
30 min.
Chicken pie : Photo of step #19 Bake until the puff pastry is nicely browned.

Remarks

Chicken pie is very good reheated and freezes well.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3656142 gr138 gr282 gr
183 %55 %13 %43 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1546 gr6 gr12 gr
8 %2 %1 %2 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
60923 gr22 gr46 gr
30 %9 %2 %7 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 10.38 €
Per person : 1.73 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: After Gaston Lenotre.
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