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Chicken & Spinach Capped Pie Recipe


HT MC 35 mins

An easy to make free-form puff pastry pie made with spinach and leftover chicken in a creamy sauce.


Serves 2

Prep & Cook Time:

35 minutes

Recipe Tags:  Hot Poultry Chicken Vegetables Pastry Main Course Pies Quick Fast  Easy leftovers


350g/12oz Puff Pastry

1 Egg, beaten

25g/1oz Butter

1 Small Onion, chopped

150ml/5fl.oz. Chicken Stock

6 tbsp Mascarpone Cheese

200g/7oz Cooked Chicken, shredded

Salt and Pepper

100g/4oz Cooked Spinach


1. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas Mark 6. Divide the pastry in two equal portions and roll each portion out to a  15cm/6-inch square on a well floured work surface.


2. Using the tip of a small sharp knife, score a border about 2.5cm/1-inch from the edges making sure you don't cut all the way through the pastry. Place on a baking tray, brush well with beaten egg and bake in the hot oven for about 15 minutes until well risen and golden brown.


3. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a medium sized saucepan, add the onions and fry gently until golden brown and softened, stirring from time to time.


4. Add the stock and mascarpone cheese, stirring, then add the chicken, salt and pepper and mix well. Partially cover the pan and cook gently for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.


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5. When the pastry is cooked, remove from the oven, cut around the centre square, gently remove it and set it aside. Remove some of the soft gooey layers of pastry to create more of a cavity in the bottom part of the pastry cases.

6. Place a thin layer of the chicken mixture in each pastry case, cover with a layer of spinach then top with the remaining chicken mixture, spreading it out evenly. Return to the oven for ten minutes until golden and bubbling.

To serve - transfer to individual serving plates and place the lids on top

Main Equipment required to make this Recipe


Baking Sheet

Pastry Brush

Medium Saucepan

Sharpe Knife

Tips, Options and Substitutions


Substitute the chicken with cooked ham

Substitute the mascarpone with cream cheese

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