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Winter Warmer: Chicken and Chorizo Pie (Recipe)

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Chicken & Chorizo Pie

A good pie is a difficult thing to beat at this time of year, and it really doesn’t need to be difficult. All butter shop bought pastries make the process very quick, and no less delicious.

Chorizo is a favourite of mine, it imparts such loveliness, spice and slippery fat, which coats and protects otherwise potentially dry boneless chicken. I used it yesterday in this punchy little pie of chicken and chorizo in a rich tomato sauce, packed full of flavour and moisture which will take your breath away when you lift off that pastry lid.

Maybe I exaggerate, I don’t know, it felt that way for me.

Chicken & Chorizo Pie

This recipe makes two pies in my Le Creuset mini oval cocottes.

Chicken & Chorizo Pies

Ingredients

500g diced chicken (preferably thigh – it has more flavour)
200g cooking chorizo, sliced
1 tin tomatoes
a handful of chopped flat leaf parsley
2 fat cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
2 tsp Spanish paprika
1 mild red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
15g butter & 1 tbsp olive oil for frying
1 egg, beaten

Shop bought puff pastry – pref all butter and pre rolled as we are being lazy here.

Method

Sauté the chicken until it starts to brown over a medium heat in the oil and butter. Remove the chicken and sauté the chorizo for a few minutes until it starts to release oil, then add the garlic and chilli for a minute or so, stirring to ensure it doesn’t burn.

Add the tomatoes, paprika & chicken and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and the sauce to a low simmer for 10 minutes. Season to taste. Add the parsley just before placing in the pie dish.

Roll the pastry if required to cover each pie dish. Divide the pie filling between each (buttered) pie dish. Add the pastry lid, brush with the beaten egg and cook for 20 minutes or so at 180 degrees celsius, or until the pie top is delightfully crispy and brown.

Enjoy!

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24 Comments

  1. I have serious pie dish envy. All we have at the moment are wee ramekins. They just won’t do. Particularly for a pie as proud as this..Must rectify. Soon.

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  3. Looks to die for! Great idea!
    Although I would probably go for a home made pastry, with added truffle shavings into the batter to give it a bit of a strong, rich flavour! Very excited to try that!

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    • Lovely idea but would the truffle go with the chorizo? Nice idea with just chicken though. I like puting truffle slices under the skin :)

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  4. You are right, just with chicken sounds more like it! You could even add some chopped green onion, now that the season is approaching :D

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  9. Hmmm, good recipe. I love cooking (I’m a man) surprisingly. But when I pressed “Print” above on your page it prints EVERYTHING :-( . You may want to look at that.

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    • Hi Luke. The site is optimised for online only. I am changjng the design so will look into print options. The site is not just for girls obviouslg – that is tongue in cheek :) I have lots of male readers too.

      In the short term, if you highlight the text you want to print, you should be able to print just that?

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