Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Brazilian Chicken Pie

This is my mom's recipe, I don't know where she got this from at first, but I know all my friends and family love this recipe and always ask for more. I'm pretty sure this recipe will please the American taste as well. 

I am calling it Brazilian chicken pie, because every chicken pie that I saw here in America always comes with some sort of crust and something more similar to a chicken stew inside. In Brazil, most of our meat pies comes in a "cake" form, with no crust, but with a fluffy delicious dough.

The awesome thing about this recipe is that it may look complicated, but in fact is really simple and easy to make. What takes longer is to chop every ingredient, but once you have that ready, it may take around 20 min to put everything together.
In case you are vegetarian, this chicken pie recipe works really well with spinach instead of chicken. Or if you feel like having fish, change the chicken for tuna, it will taste amazing just the same.

Now everybody, get prepared because this recipe have so much flavor and colors that I couldn't hold myself and took a LOT of photos! Now take your knives and let's chop all this ingredients!

1 chicken breast cooked in water and shredded
1 garlic glove
1 onion
2 tomatoes
Handful of parsley
Handful of olives
1 shredded carrot 
1 green bell pepper
1 chili pepper
Black pepper
Olive oil

2 cups of milk
1 beef bouillon in cube
3 eggs
1 cup of oil
1 cup and 1/2 of whole wheat flour
2 table spoon of baking powder
Butter to grease the pan

Pre-heat the oven at medium high.

Start chopping in small pieces all the filling ingredients - garlic, onion, tomatoes, parsley, carrot, green bell pepper, chili pepper, olives and chicken. In a big frying pan, add a little olive oil and cook the garlic and onions till golden, then add all the other ingredients slowly, leaving the chicken for last. Keep cooking it until you get a golden color chicken. Don't forget to season it with salt and black pepper to taste.

While the filling is cooking in the pan, mix all the dough ingredients in the mixer (in the photos I used a blender but you can use any). Start mixing the eggs, beef bouillon and milk, then after you get it combine add the oil, whole wheat flour, and for last the baking powder. Mix everything very well until combine.

In a greased with butter rectangular cake pan, ad half of the dough mixture and then add the filling, then finish it by adding the rest of the dough mixture. Depending on the size of your pan, you won't have enough dough mixture to cover all the filling ingredients, but that's ok, it will taste awesome anyway. Now put it in the oven for about 30 minutes or until the dough get a nice beautiful golden.

This recipe goes really well with salad on the side! Enjoy!

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