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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:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 3 people 6 people 12 people 18 people

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


Stage 1 - 20 min.
Chicken pie : Photo of step #1

Stage 2 - 20 min.
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Rinse 300 g mushrooms rapidly, then dry and cut into small pieces.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Cut 300 g chicken breast into medium-sized chunks.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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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.
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Add the mushrooms and cook until they are soft.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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When the mushrooms are cooked, salt and pepper, then add the juice of ½ lemon.

Set aside.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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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.
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Use the same pan to fry 125 g small pieces of bacon lightly.

Set aside.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Then add a layer of leeks.

Stage 13 - 3 min.
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A layer of chicken.

Stage 14 - 3 min.
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And a layer of sliced hard-boiled eggs.

Pour any remaining chicken stock over the top.

Stage 15 - 3 min.
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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.
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Trim off the overhanging pastry around the edge and tuck the pastry into the dish.

Stage 17 - 5 min.
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Use the trimmings to make decorations to stick on the top.

Stage 18 - 3 min.
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Glaze the pastry.

Stage 19 - 30 min.
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Bake until the puff pastry is nicely browned.

Remarks

Chicken pie is very good reheated and freezes well.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

After Gaston Lenotre.

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