Baking · Dinner

Chicken Pie

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Hello everyone,

Today I will be sharing another traditional Brazilian dish with you: Chicken Pie!!!

This chicken pie is different than chicken pot pie, because the filling is not a creamy soup. It is shredded chicken breast seasoned to perfection. Plus tomatoes, green olives and mashed potatoes. And a buttery flaky crust. All from scratch :-).

It is very traditional in Brazil. Every time I make this pie at home, my guests enjoy it very much. I Hope you enjoy this recipe as well. Have a nice evening!!!

Ingredients for the crust:

4 1/3 cups (500 g/17.6 oz.) all-purpose flour

2/3 cup (150 g/ 5.3 oz.) vegetable shortening cold (I prefer to use the non-hydrogenated ones)

½ cup + 1 tablespoon (120 g/ 4.4 oz.) cold butter diced

1 egg

1 teaspoon salt

4-6 tablespoons iced water.

Prepare:

  •  In a large bowl, place the flour and salt.
  • Make a well in the middle, and add the egg, butter and shortening. Mix well with a fork or use a pastry cutter.

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  • Add water gradually, and then start mixing the dough with your hands until it no longer sticks to your hands.

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  • Split the dough in 2 and wrap each one in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

* Meanwhile, prepare the filling!

Ingredients for chicken filling:

1 chicken breast cooked and shredded

2 cloves garlic: minced

1 small onion or ½ large onion: chopped

2 peeled tomatoes: chopped

½ cup of olives: pitted and sliced

2 tablespoons fresh parsley: chopped

Salt to taste

Prepare the filling:

  • Cook chicken breast for 30 minutes. Save the broth.
  • Allow to cool and shred.
  • In a large saucepan, brown the onions and garlic. Add tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes.

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  • Add the shredded chicken, mashed potatoes, olives and 3 tablespoons of the saved chicken broth. Add parsley, salt and pepper to taste.

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  • Cover the pan and let it cook for about 8-10 minutes. The chicken will be very tender.

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Assembling the pie:

  •  Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Flour a work surface or a pastry board. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough ¼ inch thick.

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  • Carefully place the dough over a 9-inch pie dish.

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  • Place the filling.
  • Roll out the other pie dough and place the dough over the filling.
  • Press the dough with your fingers or using a fork to make the border of the pie.
  • Brush the top with an egg wash.

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  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cover with aluminum foil the last 15 minutes to avoid excessive browning.

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  • Let it cool a few minutes before slicing :).

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Chicken Pie

  • Servings: 8
  • Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients for the crust:

4 1/3 cups (500 g/17.6 oz.) all-purpose flour

2/3 cup (150 g/ 5.3 oz.) vegetable shortening cold (I prefer to use the non-hydrogenated ones)

½ cup + 1 tablespoon (120 g/ 4.4 oz.) cold butter diced

1 egg

1 teaspoon salt

4-6 tablespoons iced water.

 

Prepare:

  • In a large bowl, place the flour and salt.
  • Make a well in the middle, and add the egg, butter and shortening. Mix well with a fork or use a pastry cutter.
  • Add water gradually, and then start mixing the dough with your hands until it no longer sticks to your hands.
  • Split the dough in 2 and wrap each one in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

* Meanwhile, prepare the filling!

Ingredients for chicken filling:

1 chicken breast: cooked and shredded

2 cloves garlic: minced

1 small onion or ½ large onion: chopped

2 peeled tomatoes: chopped

¾ cup mashed potatoes

½ cup of olives: pitted and sliced

2 teaspoons dry parsley or 1 tablespoon fresh parsley

Salt to taste

Prepare the filling:

  • Cook chicken breast for 30 minutes. Save the broth.
  • Allow to cool and shred.
  • In a large saucepan, brown the onions and garlic. Add tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the shredded chicken, mashed potatoes, olives and 3 tablespoons of the saved chicken broth. Add parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Cover the pan and let it cook for about 8-10 minutes.

 

Assembling the pie:

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Flour a work surface or a pastry board. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough ¼ inch thick, forming a disk.
  •  Carefully place the dough over a 9-inch pie dish.
  • Place the filling.
  • Roll out the other pie dough and place the dough over the filling.
  • Press the dough with your fingers or using a fork to make the border of the pie.
  • Brush the top with an egg wash.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cover with aluminum foil the last 15 minutes to avoid excessive browning.
  • Let it cool before slicing :).

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