Rustic chicken and mushroom pie


Rustic chicken and mushroom pie
This homely looking pie gets back to what good, old-fashioned pies are all about: it's round, deep and has both a proper bottom and lid.

The one small concession to modernity is the use of puff pastry for a lighter, crisper crust.

The filling combines mushrooms, leeks and diced chicken in a cream sauce.
37K 9 3.8
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Last modified on: December 30th 2019

Keywords for this recipe:Puff pastryPieOld-fashionedMeatMushrooms
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How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
43 min.52 min.1 hour 35 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie : Photo of step #1
Roll out 200 g Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) and line a deep, non-stick tin ( 8" or 20 cm diameter, preferably spring-form type) with this rolled-out pastry.

Trim off the excess pastry, leaving a rim of about half an inch (1 cm) overhanging around the edge. Set aside in the fridge.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie : Photo of step #2
Dice 300 g cooked meat. Here I am using left-over chicken, which is ideal for this recipe.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
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Peel 600 g mushrooms and chop into small chunks.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Pour 30 g goose fat into a saucepan on high heat. When really hot, add the mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes.

Salt and pepper at the end of cooking, after taking off the heat.

Set aside.

Stage 5 - 10 min.
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie : Photo of step #5
Prepare and finely chop 2 leeks.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie : Photo of step #6
Prepare and finely chop 1 onion. Heat 4 tablespoons olive oil in the same pan as before, still on high heat. When really hot, add the chopped onion.

Salt and pepper, then cook for 1 minute without colouring.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Add the chopped leeks, stir, then cover and cook for 4 or 5 minutes until the leeks are quite tender but still nice and green.

Salt and pepper.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
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Add the mushrooms and chicken. Mix well.

Stage 9 - 10 min.
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Add 250 ml liquid cream, mix and leave on low heat to reduce.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
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Stop cooking when the filling has thickened, then check the seasoning.

Leave to cool.

Stage 11 - 2 min.
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie : Photo of step #11
Preheat the oven to 410°F (210°C).

Glaze around the edge of the pastry case with beaten egg.

Stage 12 - 3 min.
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie : Photo of step #12
Fill the pie with the cold filling mixture.

Stage 13 - 2 min.
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie : Photo of step #13
Roll out 200 g Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) into a circle and make a small hole in the centre of this pastry lid to allow steam to escape during baking.

Stage 14 - 4 min.
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie : Photo of step #14
Lay the pastry circle on top of the pie and press the edge down firmly to seal it.

trim off the overhanging pastry with scissors and glaze top.

Stage 15 - 30 min.
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Bake for about 30 minutes, preferably low in the oven, with the tin directly on the shelf.

Do watch for the pastry browning towards the end of cooking.
Remarks
Everything up to stage 10 can be prepared the day before cooking.
Keeping
A few days in the fridge.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,876 Kcal or 12,041 Kj106 gr210 gr352 gr
144 %41 %20 %53 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
129 Kcal or 540 Kj5 gr9 gr16 gr
6 %2 %1 %2 %
Per pie
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,876 Kcal or 12,041 Kj106 gr210 gr352 gr
144 %41 %20 %53 %
% 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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 pie : 8.85 €

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Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
MushroomsMushrooms: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Beef Wellington, Glazed mushrooms with plain rice, Rabbit civet "à la normande", Mushroom velouté, "Land and sea" kebabs, ... All
Cooked meatCooked meat: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Artichokes with beef, Lentil and cold-meat salad, Cassoulet-style shepherd's pie., Hachis parmentier, Bistro sandwich, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Paris flan filling, Fresh spinach with cream, Apricot fool, Creamy risotto with vegetables , Croque-monsieur complet, ... 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: Apple Strudel, Apple Pie, Smart plum tart, Quiche Bretonne, Epiphany galette, ... All
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