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Chicken, Chorizo & Mushroom Pie

Chicken, Chorizo & Mushroom Pie

Welcome to a new feature on T-Nutrition, Rimmer's Recipes.

A good friend of mine Gary Rimmer started his health kick a few years back and has since become quite a chef and has taught himself recipes from different cultures and adapted them to his own style. Gary has been posting recipes for a while now and to me, one of the best ways people can learn about what they are putting in their body, counting calories and food nutrition is by learning how to cook themselves. 
There is no set diet style for the recipes such as keto, low fat etc, just spreading knowledge and you can adapt them to your own style then as you see fit and become more confident in cooking. 
So, onto the first recipe!
- Dino T.


Chicken, Chorizo & Mushroom Pie

A juicy, hearty and full of satiety meal that is bound to keep you satisfied and warm in the cold days. Combining the spice of chorizo with succulent chicken, rich gravy, and crunchy texture filled crust, this recipe is a far cry from dry chicken and bland flavouring. Great for leftovers too, just pop in the fridge overnight and you have yourself a nice filling lunch for work.  

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 chicken thighs, skin and bone removed
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 200g chorizo, skin removed and diced
  • 150g mushrooms, sliced
  • 50g plain flour, plus a little for dusting
  • 100ml dry sherry, or white wine
  • 600ml chicken stock
  • 150ml single cream
  • large pack parsley, chopped
  • 500g pack puff pastry
  • 500g pack shortcuts pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten

Instructions

1) Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole dish. Brown the chicken thighs in batches until golden, then transfer to a plate. Add the onions and mushrooms to the dish and cook for 5 mins until soft, then add the chorizo and cook for 2 mins more until the orangey oils are released into the pan. Stir in the flour for 1 min, then add the Sherry and bubble for 2 mins until most has evaporated. Return the chicken to the pan, add the stock, cover with a lid and simmer for 40 mins or until tender.

2) Using a slotted spoon, scoop the chicken pieces out of the pan and transfer to a plate. Use 2 forks to shred the meat into chunky bite-sized pieces. Meanwhile, add the cream to the pan, increase the heat and bubble for 10-15 mins until the liquid has reduced to a white sauce consistency. Add seasoning (taste when seasoning as the chorizo can be quite salty) and return the chicken to the pan along with the parsley. Set aside to cool a little while you prepare the pastry.

3) Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Roll out the pastries on a lightly floured surface to the thickness of a £1 coin. Grease the pie dish (mine was 20cm x 25cm) and line the dish with the shortcrust pastry. Transfer pie mix to the pie dish. Brush a little beaten egg around the rim of the pie dish then, using your rolling pin to help, lift the puff pastry over the dish. Trim away any excess pastry, then pinch the edges with your forefingers and thumb to crimp. Brush with a thin layer of beaten egg. Bake for 45 mins or until golden brown and the filling is piping hot. Serve with chips or vegetable.

Nutrition Information Per Serving 

Calories: 725 kcal
Fat: 43g
   Saturates: 18g
Carbohydrates: 41g
   Sugars: 5g
Fibre: 2g
Protein: 40g
Salt: 1.5g

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