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: May 10th 2023

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 20 min.
Chicken pie

Stage 2 - 20 min.
Chicken pie
Prepare and cut into small 300 g mushrooms pieces.

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

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

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

Set aside.

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

Set aside.

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

Stage 13 - 3 min.
Chicken pie
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.
Chicken pie
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
Trim off the overhanging pastry around the edge and tuck the pastry into the dish.

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

Stage 18 - 3 min.
Chicken pie
Glaze the pastry.

Stage 19 - 30 min.
Chicken pie
Bake until the puff pastry is nicely browned.
Chicken pie is very good reheated and freezes well.
A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film. Freezes well.
After Gaston Lenotre.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,853 Kcal or 11,945 Kj125 gr138 gr266 gr
143 %48 %13 %40 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
120 Kcal or 502 Kj5 gr6 gr11 gr
6 %2 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
475 Kcal or 1,989 Kj21 gr23 gr44 gr
24 %8 %2 %7 %
% 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Egg, Gluten, Milk, Sulfites
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 10.38 €
  • Per person : 1.73 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Chicken breastChicken breast: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chinese Soup, Baker's chicken and potato tart, Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts, Coq au vin, Tex-Mex chicken burger, ... All
MushroomsMushrooms: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sliced chicken with mushrooms and broccoli, Spaghetti with mushrooms, Rustic chicken and mushroom pie, Mixed salad with curry mayo, Rillettes stuffed mushrooms, ... All
WaterWater: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Panettone, Special small breads, How to use gelatin, Italian hot chocolate , Turban of sole with langoustines, ... All
Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tart Tatin, Chicken and mushroom pie, Avocado "tarte fine", Smart plum tart, Small foie gras pasties, ... All
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