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Chicken and Chorizo Pie

A creamy and tasty Spanish inspired pie
Course Main Course
Cuisine british
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 754kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ring of chorizo cut into chunks
  • 1.3 pounds boneless / skinless chicken thigh you can use breast if you prefer - cut into tasty chunks (600g)
  • 3.4 ounces white wine (100ml)
  • 13.5 ounces chicken stock (400ml)
  • 4.4 ounces shredded cheese Manchego or cheddar (125g)
  • 3 tbsp cornflour or plain flour
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 2 onions finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic finely diced
  • 7 ounces mushrooms (200g) sliced
  • 3 tbsp fresh tarragon finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley finely chopped
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 block of puff pastry
  • 1 egg beaten
  • flour for dusting
  • Salt & pepper
  • Oil for cooking

Instructions

  • Well season the chicken with salt and pepper. Pop a splash of oil into a large frying pan and cook the chorizo until crispy.  Put the chorizo to one side, leaving the oil in the pan.  Add the chicken chunks to the pan and brown all over.  Set to one side.
  • In a separate pan, add the wine and simmer until it has reduce by about 75%, then add the chicken stock and slowly heat.  To the finely grated cheese add the cornflour and make sure all the strands are covered.  Add the cheese to the stock and stir occasionally until the cheese has melted - don't let this boil! Keep warm.
  • In a large saucepan, heat a splash of oil and cook the garlic, pepper and onions until soft.  Stir in the mushrooms, parsley, tarragon, lemon juice and season really well with salt and pepper.  Cook for 5-10 mins.
  • Add the chicken, chorizo and cheese sauce and stir well so that the sauce coats all of the ingredients.  Cook for another 10mins, stirring occasionally then take off the heat.
  • Butter a large pie dish and roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface so it is 1/8 inch thick. Cut the pastry into 1cm strips.
  • Pop the pie filling into the dish (pile it high!) and brush around the edge of the dish with the beaten egg.  Place a strip of pastry vertically down the middle of the pie, then line up other strips going towards the edges, leaving a 1cm gap between the them.  Then, slowly and carefully (put the wine down at this point) weave the other strips horizontally to create the lattice.  Finish the pie with strips of pastry around the outside to form a frame. Once all in place brush with a coating of the beaten egg and pop in the fridge for at least 30 mins.
  • When ready to cook, pre-heat the oven to 320ºf / 160ºc. Take the pie out of the fridge and pop another layer of the beaten egg on top. Bake for 40-45mins until golden brown.

Notes

  • Before you start to cook, prep all of the ingredients so everything is ready to go.
  • Don't be shy when seasoning the chicken and vegetables. This pie can take a real hit of freshly ground black pepper so be bold!
  • When frying the chicken, you only need a little oil in the pan, so you may need to pour of any excess during cooking.
  • Don't let the cheese sauce boil. Once all of the cheese has melted keep it on a low heat and stir occasionally.
  • Let the filling cool slightly before adding the pastry to the top.
  • This pie was made in a 10" pie dish, a smaller, deeper dish will also work, just pile the topping high!
  • Nutritional values are based on one of six servings and is an approximation only.

Nutrition

Calories: 754kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 898mg | Potassium: 709mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1259IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 5mg