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Chunky chicken and fennel pie with parmesan crumb



6 portion(s)

Shortcrust pastry

  • 1 serve of shortcrust pastry, from the basic cookbook

Pie filling

  • 1 onion, peeled and halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 fennel, quaretered
  • 5 unpeeled baby potatoes, chopped into small (less than 1cm) cubes
  • 20 grams olive oil
  • 300 grams water
  • 200 grams white wine
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable stock concentrate
  • 400-500 grams chicken thigh, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 1-2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
  • 1-2 sprigs rosemary, leaves only
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 100 g water
  • 3 tablespoons Corn Flour

Parmesan crumb

  • 50 grams Parmesan cheese
  • 50 grams stale bread or breadcrumbs


  • spray olive oil

Recipe's preparation

    Pie filling
  1. Put onion, garlic and fennel in the bowl and chop for 7-8 sec/speed 4.5.

  2. Scrape down the sides and add the potato and the olive oil.  Cook 4 min/Varoma//speed 2.

  3. Place the water, wine, stock concentrate, chicken, thyme, rosemary and bay leaf into the bowl and cook 15 min/100 degrees/speed 1.

  4. Place a cup on the lid of the TM and using the scales, weigh in 100g water.  Add the corn flour into it and stir with a fork until smooth.  Pour into the bowl and then cook 3 min/100 degrees//speed 1.


  5. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes.  Clean and dry the TM bowl.


  6. Pastry
  7. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.  And grease a pie dish.

  8. Prepare the shortcrust pastry as per the recipe in the basic cookbook, then put into the pie dish and with your hands, spread it out along the base and sides of the pie dish.

  9. Parmesan crumb
  10. Place parmesan cheese and stale bread/breadcrumbs into the bowl and grate on 20 sec/speed 7.


  11. Assembly and cooking
  12. Pour the filling into the pie case.  Evenly spread the parmesan crumb over the top of the pie.  Gently push the crumb into the top of the pie with the flat palm of your hand, and if you choose to, spray the top of the crumb with spray olive oil.


  13. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until the top is golden brown.  Allow to cool before serving.




When you put in the chicken, water etc, feel free to add any other vegetables, chopped into <1cm square pieces like the potato.  In the photo for this recipe, this pie has a small amount of carrot and broccoli included.

To make this recipe dairy free, omit the parmesan cheese in the crumb and use coconut oil in place of the butter in the shortcrust pastry.

To make this recipe gluten free, choose your favourite gluten free shortcrust pastry, and use stale gluten free bread for the parmesan crumb (and make sure that the corn flour you use in the filling is made from corn and is not wheaten).

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  • Very delicious, added less water after reading...

    Submitted by Sdeng on 22. November 2017 - 19:17.

    Very delicious, added less water after reading comments, will probably not any water next time.

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  • My whole family loved this.

    Submitted by Miss Heff on 27. April 2016 - 14:10.

    My whole family loved this. The filling was a little watery, but a little extra cornflour would probably fix that. this is the first time I've ever cooked fennel. I used the whole thing, leaves included, I hope that was the right thing to do - delicious regardless. 

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  • I'm glad you liked it!

    Submitted by cakegirl on 25. September 2015 - 10:31.

    I'm glad you liked it! tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Really nice and subtle

    Submitted by amyk11 on 17. September 2015 - 19:12.

    Really nice and subtle recipe. I happened to make twice as much filling as needed. I must have added to much chicken and vegetables.

    I will make it again

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  • All the family loved this

    Submitted by Sarah82 on 5. August 2015 - 19:58.

    All the family loved this pie.  The bread crumb topping was delish tmrc_emoticons.D

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