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July 18, 2012

Best EVER Chicken Pie

Bacon, Mushrooms, Cream, Spinach & more in this Best EVER Chicken Pie

I Must have made this best ever Chicken Pie dozens of times over the years. I do not think I have ever tried another version, as this one is so good!

The pie is loaded with vegetables and the Mushrooms, especially, adds so much texture and taste to the dish. This is just a total winning combination of flavors all in one comforting Chicken Pie.

Only a little bit of Bacon is added, but the flavor it brings to the pie, is absolutely to die for delicious and I am sure this recipe would become one of your favorites too.

Bacon, Mushrooms, Cream, Spinach & more in this Best EVER Chicken Pie

When we have guests over for dinner, I like to make small individual servings in oven proof serving dishes. Yuppiechef has a wonderful collection of different sizes, colors and shapes, or you could simply use plain ramekins.

I usually make the filling during the day and only need to cover the dish/es with the Puff-Pastry just before baking - 30 minutes later and dinner is on the table.

Bacon, Mushrooms, Cream, Spinach & more in this Best EVER Chicken Pie

Best EVER Chicken Pie

slightly adapted from a recipe in HUISGENOOT Magazine

6 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup Flour
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
1 kg Chicken Fillets, cut into stir-fry strips (2.2 pounds)
Olive Oil, to fry
125g Bacon, chopped (5 ounces)
250g Mushrooms (approx 1/2 pound)
1 Onion, chopped
1 Large Tomato, peeled and chopped
4 cups Spinach, chopped
1 t Dried Mixed Herbs
1/4 cup Fresh Cream (whipping cream/double cream)
1 Roll Frozen Puff-Pastry, defrosted
1 Egg yolk mixed with a little milk, for glazing

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Pre-heat oven to 200 deg C (400 deg F) - Spray a 20 x 30cm oven dish with cooking oil.
2.) Combine the Flour, Salt and Pepper - Cover the Chicken strips in the Flour mixture and fry in a little oil in batches until all the chicken are cooked and light brown. Remove Chicken from pan and set aside.
3.) Fry the Bacon in the same pan as used for the Chicken until crispy, remove and add to the Chicken - keep aside.
4.) Using the same pan, fry the Mushrooms until soft - Add the Onion, fry until translucent - Add the Tomato and Spinach - Stir-fry until the Spinach has wilted.
5.) Add the Mixed Herbs and Fresh Cream to the Mushroom mixture in the pan - simmer 1 - 2 minutes.
6.) Remove the Mushroom mixture from the stove and stir in the Chicken and Bacon.
7.) Transfer to the prepared oven dish - Cool completely before covering the top with Puff Pastry (cut away any excess pastry and use to decorate, if so desired)
8.) Paint pastry with Egg yolk mixed with a little milk - Bake 30 minutes until Pastry is puffed and light brown.

Serve with a vegetable side or two (or salads)

Bacon, Mushrooms, Cream, Spinach & more in this Best EVER Chicken Pie

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Bacon, Mushrooms, Cream, Spinach & more in this Best EVER Chicken Pie

Bacon, Mushrooms, Cream, Spinach & more in this Best EVER Chicken Pie

17 comments:

  1. Linda, your posts always make me hungry! I love the idea of a spinach and chicken pie! I don't know why I've never thought of it!

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    1. Still love this post :) Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends this week!

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    2. Good morning, Linda :) Just wanted to let you know that your recipe is one of the features this morning at All my Bloggy Friends! I can't wait to see what you bring this week! I hope you are doing well. xoxo http://www.lovebakesgoodcakes.com/2012/08/kit-kat-cake-and-all-my-bloggy-friends-7.html

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    3. LOVED this recipe, Linda! My kids told me to tell you thank you and that they thought it was great. :)

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    4. Gee, I'm glad - I must've told Roy 100 times yesterday that you're making this, makes my day that it actually worked for your kids as well! Have a great day, Jamie,
      Linda

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  2. Oh how scrumptious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  3. This recipe looks amazing! Chicken pie? Yes, please! I'll take seconds too. :) I'd love for you to share this recipe at my Marvelous Mondays party. http://www.jamscorner.com/2012/07/marvelous-mondays-link-party-5.html

    Also, I am now following you via GFC. I'd love for you to check out my blog and follow back. :)

    Julie
    www.jamscorner.com

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. We love chicken pie here. Another great recipe.
    Debi

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  5. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

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  6. Hi Linda,
    Your Chicken Pie looks delicious and like pure comfort. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. Linda, I always know something good is cooking at your house:) I love meat pies and this is different, a little healthier with the spinach, great idea!
    Thank you for your continued support of me and of Freedom Fridays.
    Have an amazing day!

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    1. Hope you'll make some - let me know?
      (I added you on G+ from that linky party!)
      Linda

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  8. Just stopping by to thank you for sharing this awesome recipe on Marvelous Mondays! I hope to see you at next week's party. :)

    Julie

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  9. Yummy...thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays! Hope to see you back next week.

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  10. Sounds delicious!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week. The party just went live at http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursday-4.html

    Thanks,
    Nichi

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