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Chicken Parmentier - Rick Stein

Chicken Parmentier

Popular as Valentine's Day dinner, probably because it's so easy to make, but it's also a great midweek dinner, as it uses up any leftover roast chicken from the Sunday roast.

Chicken parmentier just out of the oven. An easy recipe for leftover roast chicken.

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Now, I have to admit isn't something I'd heard of before Chicken Parmentier; I know and I call myself a food blogger, where have I been?!

Anyway, I received a box of wine the other day and one of the wines said it goes well with chicken Parmentier.

So after having a bit of a Google, there were loads of variations; in fact, there were more recipes than you can shake a stick at! I'm a big fan of Rick Stein and his recipes always seem to work, which of course is a good thing.

Recipe Top Tips! 

  • If you don't like olives simply leave them out
  • Use good quality tinned tomatoes or your sauce won't be as good - I always use the brand Cirio
  • Rick Stein's recipe looked good to me, but I can't follow any recipe without interfering, even if it's just a tiny bit. I added sweet smoked paprika (sweet, not hot) which I'm glad I did as it really adds to the taste.
  • I left out the cream in the mash potatoes since I really don't think it's necessary - they were creamy enough without it. But if you want to add cream, he uses 5 tablespoons of double cream (heavy) to the mash.
  • Chances are you won't have enough leftover roast chicken from the Sunday roast. So, do as I do and freeze what you do have and then the next time you have roast chicken you with have enough!
  • When cooking the veg and shallots in this recipe, put a lid on the pan and they will soften much quicker - take care they don't burn.

Did you know?

Apparently, there's a dish called Hachis Parmentier which is a kind of French version of cottage pie.

Hachis means chopped or minced and is usually made with leftover beef from a stew. But I kinda liked the sound of chicken, and since I had leftover roast chicken, so chicken it was.

Ingredients in Chicken Parmentier

  • Mashed potato
    • butter
    • olive oil
    • shallots 
    • carrots 
    • celery 
    • garlic
    • smoked paprika
    • dry white wine
    • tomato purée (paste if you are in the states)
    • tin of plum tomatoes
    • chicken stock 
    • cooked chicken 
    • pitted black olives
    • Gruyère cheese

    How to Make Chicken Parmentier

    Please see full instructions in the recipe card below. 

    Make the mash and set it aside. Gather your ingredients and chop the veg and shallots.

    Roast chicken, carrots, shallots and celery

    Melt the butter in a large pan. Add the shallots, carrots and celery and gently fry until soft, then add the garlic.

    Carrots celery and shallots in a frying  pan

    Pour in the wine and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the tomato purée, and cook for a further 2 minutes.

    Carrots celery and shallots cooking

    Add the tomatoes and break them up a bit. Add the stock and cook for 10–15 minutes, until thickened up a bit. Once the chicken is added it really soaks up the sauce, so don't reduce it too much.

    Add the tomatoes and stock to the frying pan

    Add the shredded chicken, olives and parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

    Chicken Parmentier filling cooking in a pan

    Put the filling in a 20x30cm/8x12inch ovenproof dish and top with the mashed potato.

    Grate over the Gruyère.

    Chicken Parmentier ready for the oven

    Bake for 30–35 minutes, until piping hot and the potato is golden-brown.

    Chicken Parmentier

    Leftover Roast Chicken Recipe

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    Main, Dinner, Chicken
    French
    Yield: 4
    Author: Jan Bennett
    Chicken Parmentier - Rick Stein

    Chicken Parmentier - Rick Stein

    Such a tasty dish, a great way to use up any leftover chicken from the Sunday roast.
    Prep time: 30 MinCook time: 35 MinTotal time: 1 H & 5 M

    Ingredients

    • 1.5kg floury potatoes, such as Maris Piper - peeled
    • 30g butter
    • a splash of milk
    • 2 egg yolks - free range of course
    • salt and black pepper
    For the filling
    • 30g butter
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 8 banana shallots - peeled and chopped
    • 3 carrots - sliced ¼ inch slices
    • 2 sticks celery - sliced thinly
    • 1 garlic clove - minced or very finely chopped
    • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
    • 4 tablespoons dry white wine
    • 1 tablespoon tomato purée (paste if you are in the states)
    • 1 x 400g good quality tinned plum tomatoes
    • 350ml chicken stock I used a Knorr stock cube
    • 500g cooked chicken - shredded
    • a handful of pitted black olives - halved
    • 50g Gruyère cheese - Cheddar will work too

    Instructions

    Make the potatoes
    1. For the topping, boil the potatoes in salted water until tender.
    2. Drain and mash thoroughly. Stir in the butter, cream and egg yolks.
    3. Season and set aside.
    For the filling
    1. Melt the butter in a large pan. Add the shallots, carrots and celery and gently fry until soft, then add the garlic.
    2. Pour in the wine and cook for 1 minute.
    3. Stir in the tomato purée, and cook for a further 2 minutes.
    4. Add the tomatoes and break them up a bit. Add the stock and cook for 10–15 minutes, until thickened up a bit.
    5. Add the shredded chicken, olives and parsley.
    6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/Gas 4
    1. Put the filling in a 20x30cm/8x12inch ovenproof dish and top with the mashed potato.
    2. Grate over the Gruyère.
    3. Bake for 30–35 minutes, until piping hot and the potato is golden-brown.
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    4 comments

    1. Jan, just put this in the oven. It smells brilliant! The sauce thickened up perfectly. I didn't have shallots;so used half a huge onion roughly chopped
      and added mushrooms.

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    2. Antoinette - I am so pleased you made it and love your idea of adding mushrooms!

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    3. I hate mashed potatoes, due to dislike of dairy. So am making this now using crushed potatoes with a butter substitute. So far tastes delicious.

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      1. Hi That's a great idea, I'm glad to know it tastes good.

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