Brazilian Chicken Pie Recipe
Brazilian Chicken Pie
Flavors of Brazil
Total time: more than 2 hours

Preheat the oven to 190° C (375° F)
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: Under 2 hours

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note
This Brazilian Chicken Pie, with olives and hearts of palm, is a tasty, colorful entrée, simple to prepare.
- 750 ml (3 cups) all-purpose flour
- A pinch of salt
- 250 ml (1 cup) milk
- 125 ml (1/2 cup) vegetable oil
- 3 Eggs
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- 2 boneless skinless Chicken breasts
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 750 ml (3 cups) sliced stewed tomatoes
- 500 ml (2 cups) hearts of palm, drained and chopped
- 400 ml (1 1/2 cups) pitted black olives, drained and chopped
- 250 ml (1 cup) kernel corn
- 250 ml (1 cup) peas
- 125 ml (1/2 cup) chopped fresh parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste

Preparing the crust

  1. Mix all of the ingredients except the baking powder in a large bowl with a blender or by hand.
  2. Add baking powder and mix with a fork. Set aside while filling is prepared.

Preparing the filling

  1. Poach chicken breasts in salted water until cooked through. Let cool. Dice chicken into small pieces.
  2. In large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onions and garlic for 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in stewed tomatoes, hearts of palm and olives. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until tender but not runny.
  3. Stir in corn, peas and parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper and remove from heat. Filling should cool before assembling pie.

Assembling the pie

  1. Roll out two-thirds of dough to large rectangle. Fit into bottom and up sides of 33 x 23 cm / 13 X 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish. Spoon in filling.
  2. Roll out the remainder of the dough and place over filling. Pinch edges of dough together to seal. Flute edges if desired or crimp with a fork.
  3. Bake at 375° F (190° C) for approx. 35 minutes until dough is golden.
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Thanks to Clube Samambaia, a Brazilian women’s group, for their kind assistance

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