Medieval Chicken Pie

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This is a kind of meat pie that would have been eaten during the Middle Ages (700-1450) in Europe. Feel free to play around with the spices and substitute things such as cardamom, allspice, nutmeg, etc. Use a Whole wheat crust to be really authentic.

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Servings:
8
Yield:
1 pie

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie

  • 1 ½ pounds chicken

  • 1 egg

  • 3 tablespoons white wine

  • cup dates, pitted and chopped

  • ½ cup ground almonds

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground mace

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup chicken broth

Directions

  1. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. In a saucepan, boil chicken with chicken broth, over low heat, for about 1 hour or until done. Add water, if necessary, to cover chicken while cooking. Drain and reserve the broth, and place cooked chicken in a large bowl.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. Add egg, white wine and 1 cup of chicken stock to the cooked chicken. Add dates, ground almonds and cheese, then toss to mix. Add salt, black and white pepper, cloves, ginger, mace and cinnamon. Mix spices in. Don't worry if the filling seems wet, it will thicken as it cooks.

  4. Pour filling into pie shell. Cover with top shell and crimp to seal edges.

  5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 45 minutes to an hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

493 Calories
32g Fat
25g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 493
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 511mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 332mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.