Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Friday, January 02, 2009

Chicken Almond Pie

(Tavuklu Bademli Tart)

Chicken Almond Pie
1 Tenderflake deep dish pie shell - frozen

2 pieces of cooked chicken breast or same amount of mixed chicken or turkey pieces, cut in medium sizes
10-12 green beans, cut off ends and cut in bite sizes, boiled in salted water for 10 minutes, drain
7-8 mushrooms, brushed, sliced
2/3 cup almonds, blanched, slivered
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1/2 tsp paprika
2/3 cup mozzarella cheese, grated

White Sauce:
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour, all purpose
1/2 cup chicken broth, warm
1 tsp lemon juice
2 egg yolks

To prepare the sauce; melt the butter, add the flour, salt and pepper, stir. Slowly pour the chicken broth in it while stirring constantly. They should blend very well. Let it cool down a little bit. Then add the lemon juice and egg yolks one at a time, whisk.

Toss all the filling ingredients into the white sauce except mozzarella cheese. Spread in the pie shell. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese all over the top.

Preheat the oven 350 F (175 C) and bake for about 35-40 minutes until the colour of the top turns golden. Serve as a light lunch with Tomato or Carrot Salad.

This dish is a great to use the turkey or chicken leftovers from the New Year's eve dinner.

2-3 servings.

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At 2:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Binnur,

Eventhough I am a little bit late : Happy new year ! May all your wishes come true during 2009!


At 11:17 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you Meryem:)
Heppy New Year to you , too:) I wish you the best of luck in 2009.

At 3:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have a question:
i made this pie in school and it worked like a charm. i was going to buy your book and i was wondering if this particular recipe was in your book.


At 11:12 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Ash,
No, it is not included in the book:(

At 2:41 PM, Blogger A.K. said...

oh... well, doesnt matter then.
thanks for the recipe anyway, it actually saved my life!
also, i was wondering,... do you actually make the recipes up, or are they adapted from the traditions of Turkey?

At 6:31 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

They all come from Turkish and Ottoman origin.


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