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A delicious recipe for potato and chicken pie
Potato and chicken pie is an ideal dish for a special dinner or lunch for the whole family. Its consistency is very smooth and the chicken in the middle is juicy, thanks to the fact that it is cooked in the oven.
Next, we will explain how to make this delicious recipe in a very simple way and offer some recommendations to make it perfect for you.
Chicken Potato Pie Ingredients
750 grams of potatoes.
Salt to taste.
600 grams of chicken breast.
A garlic clove.
Two sticks of celery.
A branch of chives.
Pepper to taste
A small carrot.
One large white onion.
A large red bell pepper.
A tomato without skin.
30 grams of butter.
50 grams of Parmesan cheese
100 grams of mozzarella cheese.
Olive oil, necessary quantity.
Thyme to taste
Broth where the potatoes are boiled.
Ground bread, quantity needed.
Garlic powder, quantity required.
Steps for the preparation of the potato and chicken pie
Note: We will divide the process into several phases for a better explanation.
Preparation of the potatoes
Wash the potatoes, removing all traces of dirt. Peel them and cut them into uniform sizes, so that they all soften evenly and evenly in the same cooking time.
Place a pot on the stove over medium heat and with plenty of water.
Add a little salt to taste.
Once the water has warmed up a bit, add the potatoes previously cut into pieces.
Let them cook over medium heat until soft.
Place a pot on the stove over medium heat and pour enough water into it.
Add a clove of garlic, preferably crushed, followed by a stick of celery and a sprig of chives.
Once the water warms up a bit, place the chicken breast inside.
Add a little salt and pepper to taste and cook over medium high heat for 25 to 35 minutes, depending on your cooking.
Cut all the vegetables and greens on the list into very small pieces and set aside.
Place a frying pan on the stove over medium heat and add a little olive oil, and wait for it to heat up a bit.
First, integrate the onion, garlic powder and tomato.
Sauté the contents of the pan a little and add salt, pepper and thyme to taste.
Let them cook for 5 minutes over medium heat and add the paprika and continue sautéing.
After 3 more minutes, add the carrot and celery, and sauté for 5 more minutes.
Remove the chicken from the heat once it is cooked, drain it and wait for it to cool slightly. When it's a little cool, crumble it up and add it to the pan.
Mix and let them cook for a couple of minutes, added to three tablespoons of the potato broth.
Let them cook for a few minutes until all the broth evaporates.
Preparation of the purée
Strain the potatoes, reserving the liquid and place the potatoes in a bowl.
Begin to mash or marinate the potatoes until they are all done. It is very important that you do this while the potatoes are still hot, as this will make the process easier.
Continue mashing the potatoes with the help of a fork until you leave a very smooth purée.
Sprinkle a little salt to taste, followed by the butter and continue mixing and crushing to integrate, until you get a smooth and smooth mixture.
Add the Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese and continue mixing to combine.
Reserve the purée.
Assembling the chicken and potato pie
Spread a little butter in the container or baking dish where you will prepare the cake, and then sprinkle some breadcrumbs.
Place a base of mashed potatoes in the ovenproof dish. Ideally, it should be less than half the purée. Flatten and smooth it, distributing it over the entire base in a layer of about two centimeters.
Once you have the base ready, add all the chicken with vegetables that we had previously prepared, distributing well over the entire surface.
Add one more layer with the remaining mashed potatoes, distributing very well over all the chicken and smoothing the surface with the help of a spoon.
Sprinkle a little mozzarella cheese, distributing well over the entire surface of the potato
Cooking the Potato and Chicken Pie
Preheat the oven to 180º C, with heat up and down, and add the potato cake.
Let it cook for 40 minutes.
Once the potato cake is cooked, remove the ovenproof dish and let it temper for just a few minutes.
Serve while it's still a little hot.
Recommendations and tips for a perfect potato and chicken pie
If when placing the mashed potatoes in the dish you notice that it is a little hard or solidified, just moisten the spoon in a little warm or a little hot water to soften the mash.
If you like, you can cut some branches of coriander and parsley and decorate each piece of the potato and chicken cake with it.
If you prefer, you can add slices of paisa, yellow and ham cheese between the chicken and the potato layer to complement the flavor.
Add some oregano while cooking the chicken to give the chicken a better flavor.
Feel free to add some fried bacon to the chicken mixture, as this will also add a better flavor to the potato cake.
Takeaway from the Potato and Chicken Pie
The potato and chicken pie is a perfect dish for a quick dinner where you want to surprise your guests during a special event. Therefore, we encourage you to try to make this recipe at home and share it with your friends.