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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:

How long does it take?

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

1 Chicken pie : Photo of step #1 Prepare 4 leeks. 20 min.
2 Chicken pie : Photo of step #2Rinse 300 g mushrooms rapidly, then dry and cut into small pieces. 20 min.
3 Chicken pie : Photo of step #3Cut 300 g chicken breast into medium-sized chunks. 5 min.
4 Chicken pie : Photo of step #4Heat 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. 1 min.
5 Chicken pie : Photo of step #5Add the mushrooms and cook until they are soft. 10 min.
6 Chicken pie : Photo of step #6When the mushrooms are cooked, salt and pepper, then add the juice of ½ lemon.

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

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

Fry rapidly until browned all over.
5 min.
10 Chicken pie : Photo of step #10Mix 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.
15 min.
11 Chicken pie : Photo of step #11Preheat 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.
5 min.
12 Chicken pie : Photo of step #12Then add a layer of leeks. 3 min.
13 Chicken pie : Photo of step #13A layer of chicken. 3 min.
14 Chicken pie : Photo of step #14And a layer of sliced hard-boiled eggs.

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

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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