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Chicken and leek pies



6 portion(s)

Gluten free flour mix

  • 200 g long grain white rice
  • 160 g glutinous white rice (e.g. sushi rice)
  • 60 g white chia seeds
  • 140 g potato starch
  • 140 g sorghum flour
  • 200 g arrowroot flour

Pie filling

  • 800 g water
  • 1 tbsp Chicken stock paste (see Tips)
  • 500 g leeks, green part removed, cut into pieces; white part cut into rounds (1 cm)
  • 1 carrot, cut into pieces
  • 2 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves only
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 700 g skinless chicken thigh fillets
  • 60 g Salted butter
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 g ground black pepper
  • 200 g pouring (whipping) cream
  • 30 g gluten free cornflour


  • 50 g cheddar cheese (mature)
  • 200 g unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 40 g wholegrain mustard (gluten free)
  • 3 tbsp water
  • arrowroot flour, for dusting
  • 6
    4h 15min
    Preparation 45min
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      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Gluten free flour mix
  1. Place white rice, glutinous rice and chia seeds into mixing bowl and mill 2 min/speed 9. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula.

  2. Add all remaining ingredients and mix 15 sec/speed 6. Transfer into a sealable storage jar or container until ready to use (see Tips).

  3. Pie filling
  4. Place water, stock paste and green portion of leeks into mixing bowl and cook 5 min/100°C/speed 1.

  5. Insert simmering basket. Place carrot, parsley, peppercorns, bay leaf and chicken into simmering basket and cook 15-20 min/100°C/speed 2, mixing with aid of spatula as needed to ensure even cooking, until chicken is cooked. Remove simmering basket with aid of spatula. Transfer chicken into a bowl and strain stock over it to keep moist. Discard all other contents. Clean and dry mixing bowl.

  6. Place white portion of leeks, butter, thyme, salt and pepper into mixing bowl and cook 10 min/100°C//speed 1.

  7. Remove chicken from stock and cut into large pieces (approx. 3-4 cm). Retain poaching liquid (see Tips).

  8. Add reserved chicken, cream and 150g of the poaching liquid into mixing bowl and cook 5 min/90°C//speed .

  9. Place a small bowl onto mixing bowl lid, then weigh cornflour and 100 g of the poaching liquid into it and stir until smooth. Add cornflour mixture into mixing bowl and cook 4 min/90°C//speed . Transfer into a large bowl and set aside to cool (approx. 20 minutes) before placing into refrigerator to cool completely. Clean and dry mixing bowl.

  10. Pastry
  11. Place cheese into mixing bowl and grate 10 sec/speed 9.

  12. Add 400 g of the reserved flour mix, butter, xanthan gum and salt and mix 3 sec/speed 5.

  13. Add egg, mustard and 2 tablespoons of the water and mix 25 sec/speed 6.

  14. Transfer pastry onto a silicone bread mat or lightly floured work surface. Divide into 2 equal portions, wrap in plastic wrap and place into refrigerator for 1 hour.

  15. Preheat oven to 200°C. Set a baking tray (30 x 40 cm) aside. Set aside 6 individual pie dishes (14 cm).

  16. Roll out 1 pastry portion between two sheets of baking paper (5 mm thick). Cut into 6 discs (12 cm). Use discs to line pie dishes. Roll out remaining pastry portion between two sheets of baking paper (5 mm thick). Cut into 6 dsics (13 cm). Set aside.

  17. Place egg yolk and remaining water into a small bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.

  18. Divide cooled chicken filling evenly bewteen pie dishes. Brush pastry edges with egg yolk mixture. Place 6 remaining discs over filling. Pinch pastry togther at the edges and crimp to seal using a fork or your fingertips. Cut a slit in the top of each pie to let steam escape.

  19. Brush pastry with egg yolk mixture and place into refrigerator for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 170°C.

  20. Glaze pies with egg yolk mixture and place onto baking tray. Bake for 45 minutes (170°C), or until golden. Serve immediately.


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Store Gluten free flour mix in refrigerator for up to 7 days; flours containing milled rice may clump if stored in the pantry.

Please refer to The Basic Cookbook or Everyday Cookbook for the Chicken stock paste recipe.

Use leftover poaching liquid in future recipes (such as making gravy).

To cut out pastry discs, use the base of your pie dishes or small dinner plates as your guide.

One large pie can be made by lining a 22 cm metal pie tin. Make a cross in the middle of the pie to let out steam. Preheat oven to 200°C. Reduce oven to 170°C and bake pie for 45-50 minutes or until golden and metal skewer inserted into the centre comes out hot.

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  • O M G freaking amazing recipe. Love the suggestion...

    Submitted by hammrsgl on 14. December 2019 - 14:52.

    O M G freaking amazing recipe. Love the suggestion of adding mushrooms. I use this in the pie maker with short crust pastry on the bottom and puff pastry on the top. I have made and frozen the pies, I now have to make batches of 12 as they just disappear off the plates, they make a wonderful lunch at work, or dinner with steamed vegetables and salad. Thankyou TM, amazing recipe.

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  • I have looked at this recipe for ages and am sorry...

    Submitted by Carol Millington on 3. October 2019 - 17:03.

    I have looked at this recipe for ages and am sorry now I took so long to make it. I didn't have enough leeks so topped up with onion and I shredded the chicken as I prefer that texture. The pastry is amazing! Do yourself a favour and make this!!

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  • Really tasty, I added mushrooms and celery. I had...

    Submitted by BeesAreCool on 10. September 2019 - 15:14.

    Really tasty, I added mushrooms and celery. I had no white chia seeds so had to use black ones, still looked ok.
    This makes six small portions, you will need a side dish or two if feeding six people.

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    Submitted by Klaasso on 16. June 2019 - 17:06.

    My family absolutely loved these
    I also added mushrooms

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    Submitted by schachts on 20. May 2018 - 23:29.


    I saw this recipe on the Thermomix in NZ FB page and thought I'd give it a go. We aren't gluten intolerant in our family, so I didn't go to the trouble of making the flour - instead I substituted it an all purpose GF flour. I got it all ready the day before and then assembled it and put it straight in the oven and steamed some peas in my Thermomix during the last 5 minutes. It was SOOOOOOO tasty! The pastry was great - really flaky and the mustard gives it a great flavour! And the filling - I could probably have eaten it by itself the minute it was cooked!!! The only change I'd make next time would be to shred the chicken once it's cooked rather than having quite large chunks in it. I made one big pie and it fed a family of 5 with a little left over. Will definitely be making this again. Thank you!

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  • I made these with ready puff

    Submitted by Ladybeetlez on 23. October 2016 - 19:01.

    I made these with ready puff pastry because I was in a rush just delicious. Next time I will make the pastry. 

    Thank you  from Thermomishes

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  • Yummy filling.  I used the

    Submitted by Suzied13@gmail.com on 23. October 2016 - 18:22.

    Yummy filling.  I used the EDC pastry.  I also used 350g breast fillet & 250g thigh.  I didn't make enough pastry for individual pies so I made a large one - easy.  The recipe is fiddly but worth the effort.  The filling would be great with rice & next time I'll add some veg.

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  • this pie was fantastic.  Best

    Submitted by yvesassine on 20. October 2016 - 10:18.

    this pie was fantastic.  Best GF pastry I have tried.  I also added mushrooms. 

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