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.
39K 9 3.8
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Last modified on: December 30th 2019

Keywords for this recipe:Puff pastryPieOld-fashionedMeatMushrooms
For 2 pies, you will need:

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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 400 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 600 g cooked meat. Here I am using left-over chicken, which is ideal for this recipe.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie : Photo of step #3
Peel 1 kg 200 g mushrooms and chop into small chunks.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie : Photo of step #4
Pour 60 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 4 leeks.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie : Photo of step #6
Prepare and finely chop 2 onions. Heat 8 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.
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie : Photo of step #7
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.
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie : Photo of step #8
Add the mushrooms and chicken. Mix well.

Stage 9 - 10 min.
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie : Photo of step #9
Add 500 ml liquid cream, mix and leave on low heat to reduce.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie : Photo of step #10
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 400 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.
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie : Photo of step #15
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
5,752 Kcal or 24,082 Kj212 gr421 gr704 gr
288 %81 %40 %107 %
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 2 pies : 17.70 €
  • Per 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: Escalope of veal in a cream sauce, Mushrooms à la grecque, Bolognaise lasagne, Sliced chicken with mushrooms and broccoli, Tomato omelette, ... All
Cooked meatCooked meat: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Artichokes with beef, Creamy asparagus and meat timbale, Hachis parmentier, Cassoulet-style shepherd's pie., Bistro sandwich, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mushrooms on toast, French style, Pork medallions with "full" turnips, Baked eggs with chicken and spinach, Bisto-style canapés, Rabbit civet "à la normande", ... 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: Mini lemon millefeuilles, Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart, Shallot confit tart, Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise, Tart Tatin, ... All
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