Today’s dinner was a chicken/broccoli pie. I had both cream and cheese in the filling of this one, so the recipe below is to be considered LCHF, but not Paleo…
But, of course you can use whatever fillings you like and make it Paleo! :)
3 cups (7 dl) Almond Meal.
4 tbsp Olive or Walnut Oil.
3/8 tsp Baking Powder.
2 Chicken Breasts.
A few Sun Dried Tomatoes.
1 head of Broccoli.
1 cup (2 1/2 dl) grated flavorful Cheese. (I used 50/50 of Grevé (a Swedish cheese not too far from Emmentaler in terms of taste and texture) and Parmigiano.)
1 1/4 cup (3 dl) Cream.
1/2 tsp Salt.
1 tsp crushed Black Pepper.
Pre-heat the oven to about 350F (180C).
I started by doing the crust. Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix them until it’s a very thick paste/dough.
Form the dough into a ball and place in the middle of a greased pie pan, and then press it out until it covers the bottom and edges.
Then, using a fork, make a few holes in the dough.
Place in the oven and pre-bake for 20 minutes.
When done, take it out of the oven and increase the temperature to about 390F (200C).
(Note: The dough rises quite a bit in the oven… Next time I’ll definitely use a larger pie pan and make sure the crust is in a very thin layer before pre-baking. I think my crust today was a little bit too thick…)
While the crust is pre-baking, prepare the fillings:
Cut the chicken and sun dried tomatoes into small pieces, and slice the onion.
Fry it in butter or olive oil with a bit of salt and pepper until it has got a nice color.
In a bowl, beat the eggs, cream, salt and black pepper.
Then spread the chicken/tomato/onion mix and the grated cheese evenly over the crust.
Pour over the egg/cream mixture and make sure it fills up every little cavity to bind it all together, and then place the broccoli on top.
Put it back in the oven and bake for another 30-40 minutes (should have a really nice color by then).
Let cool for a while before serving, and serve with a crispy, fresh, salad on the side.
– Bon Apetit! :)
(As always I encourage you to share your comments, thoughts and experiences/results! :))
Would this work with coconut flour? On something other than almond flour which is pricey?
Hmmm, good question…I’ve never tried it with coconut flour instead so I don’t really know.
But, I believe you’ll probably not need as much coconut flower…so if I were to try it I would probably mix the dry ingredients separately, and then add it little by little to the wet ingredients until the texture of the dough feels right.
Taste-wise I don’t think coconut flour would be any problem at all.
Another solution could be to grind your own almond flour?
(I’m guessing you’re not from Sweden, so suggestions on where to buy would probably not help?)
Hope this answer helps a bit, and I would really like to know how it turned out if you try it! :)
Thanks for dropping by, wish you a great day and good luck with the pie! :)
Hej! Jag inspirerades av ditt recept, hoppas det är OK att jag länkar till ditt recept! Tack för inspirationen!
Jag blir glad att höra att jag lyckats inspirera dig, och självklart är det ok att posta dem på din blogg med en länk till källan! :)
Lax/Spenat låter som en riktig vinnare!
Vad tyckte du om pajen?
Själv tyckte jag skalet blev lite för tjockt i originalreceptet, så nu för tiden gör jag bara lite mer än hälften av den angivna mängden för degen (alternativt använder en gigantisk form).
Ha det gott Simon, det är jättekul att läsa om när andra lagat från mina recept så jag tackar ödmjukast för att du lät mig veta! :)
Hoppas jag kan fortsätta att inspirera dig med!
MVH // Peter
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I thought pale diets restricted all dairy, cheese and cream?
Perhaps thats why it’s called Paleo-ish. I get it now.