Burgundy chicken pie

Burgundy chicken pie


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About this recipe: A real British dish - delicious, easy and different.

Merav Ross

Serves: 8 

  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 150g button mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 250ml white or red Burgundy wine
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 180ml water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 packet puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten

Prep:40min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

  1. In a large frying pan, saute onions in oil over medium heat until softened. Add the chicken, and cook until browned on all sides. Add the mushrooms, and cook until soft. Stir in the thyme and flour, and then add the wine. Dissolve the chicken stock cube in water, and stir into the chicken and vegetables. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, then season to taste. Transfer mixture into a deep pie dish, or a 2 litre baking dish, and set aside. Keep any excess sauce separately for gravy.
  2. Preheat the oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
  3. Roll out the puff pastry. Cut a 1cm strip. Brush the rim of the pie plate with water, arrange the pastry strip around the top edge of the pie dish, and press the pastry in position. Brush the pastry edge with water. Roll out remaining pastry, and use to cover the filling. Seal the edges well; trim and crimp the edge. Brush pastry with beaten egg, and make a small hole in the centre of the top. Use the pastry trimmings to make leaves; arrange on top of the pie. Brush pastry leaves with egg.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until crisp and golden.

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