Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
One of the favorites of my children. It's a really versatile recipe and feel free to adapt it to your ingredients. If you don't get vol-au-vent cases use fillo and the instruction in the note at the end of the directions.
- 8 (200 g) vol-au-vent cases
- 1 tablespoon margarine
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 400 g chicken thigh fillets, in small cubes
- 100 ml dry white wine
- 1 tablespoon fresh herbs (thyme, marjoram, rosemary) or 1⁄2 teaspoon herbes de provence
- 250 g fresh mushrooms or 150 g canned mushrooms
- 2 teaspoons pink pepper (in brine) or 2 teaspoons green peppers (in brine)
- 200 ml cream
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 100 ml white wine
- 100 ml water
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- soy sauce
- Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat the oven at 160°C.
- Prepare all your ingredients ready.
- Heat in the oven the vol-au-vent about 12 minutes (if you are not ready with the filling after this time reduce the heat).
- Fry the onions in the margarine for 2 minutes.
- Reduce heat, add the chicken and cook until golden, about 8 minutes.
- Add 1dl wine, herbs, mushrooms, preserved pepper and cream.
- Combine corn starch with water and the remaining wine, then add to the chicken and stir until the sauce thickens. If it is too thick add some tablespoons of water or wine.
- Season it with salt, pepper, soy sauce and Worcestershire at your taste.
- Fill into the vol-au-vent cases and serve hot with some vegetables.
- Note: sometimes I add some vegetables (not only the mushrooms!) like carrots or peas directly to this dish.
- Note: alternative to vol-au-vent cases are fillo baskets. Instructions: Cut fillo sheets into quarters and layer diagonally in greased ramekins, spraying or brushig with olive oil in between layers - 4 squares for each ramekin dish if the sheets are very thin (like fillo for baklava) or 2 squares if they are thicker (like fillo for boureki). Spray or brush again before cooking at 250°F/180°C for in the oven for more or less 8-10 minutes.
- Note: For a vegetarian version skip the chicken and use more veggies. For example the double quantity of mushrooms. Chanterelle mushrooms are wonderful for this recipe (see photo).
This is a great recipe. I used butter instead of margarine. I didn't have fresh herbs so I used dried thyme. I used fresh mushrooms and baked them longer. Next time I'll add them at the same time as the onions. I used half and half cream and a dash of soy sauce. It was great. Me and DH liked this a lot. Thanks awalde :) Made for PRMR tag game
We will be having this again! Delicious and so easy. I think the chicken and sauce would be great on pasta also. I might add a bit of garlic next time. I snipped some fresh chives on top before serving.
My husband and I have tried a few different vol au vent recipes since returning from Ireland (and falling in love with it there). We like this recipe the best! I have no idea what pink pepper is and so I ommitted that. Also, I didn't have any fresh herbs, so I used herbs from a tube. It was my first time using that product and it was a nice substitute. Otherwise, we followed the recipe exactly. We feel this is company worthy. Thank you so much!