Chicken Vol-Au-Vents

"I first used this recipe as an entree for two on Valentines Day. It was given to me by a family friend. You can also use a pack of 6 or 12 mini vol-au-vents as appetizers. Since then I have made them again and I didn't have tarragon so I used sage. So I think you can put your favourite spice instead of the tarragon as the sage worked well. I didn't have cream so I used cream cheese. I had a question regarding vol-au-vent cases and after researching on many web pages and even posting a question in the forum. I found out that vol-au-vent cases are the same thing as puff pastry shells. So if you are using puff pastry shells please follow the instructions on the pack. As in Australia the vol-au-vent cases come on the shelf (pre-cooked, ready to use) not the freezer."
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Ready In:
2 Large Vol-au-Vent cases




  • Pre-heat oven at 180oc.
  • Saute garlic, spring onions, tarragon and seasoings in the butter for 2 minutes.
  • Reduce heat, add sliced chicken and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add wine and cream and bring to the boil.
  • Combine cornflour with water, then add to the chicken and stir until thickened.
  • Spoon into the vol-au-vent cases
  • Heat in the oven for 5 mintes.
  • Serve it hot.

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  1. Delicious! My pastry shells didn't cook quite right (they were lopsided) but that didn't detract from the flavor of the filling! I am looking forward to making these again with fresh tarragon. I also think mushrooms would be good, subbed for the chicken. Made for Spring 2010 PAC.
  2. We really enjoyed this tasty dinner Chef Flower. I bought already baked vol-au-vent cases. This made for a very quick and easy dinner. I also used a good quality white wine. I love the flavours of the sauce; butter, wine, garlic and tarragon...yummy. The chicken was moist and tender, the sauce thick, rich, creamy and delicious. I'll be making this again often. Thanks so much for sharing.
  3. I doubled the recipe to make for four and had to use skinless chicken breasts. Had to keep warm in the oven while I cooked sides and I think this thinned down the sauce. Loved the taste of the tarragon (home grown and dried). Overall very tasty and easy to make. Made for the 2007 Newest ZAAR Tag game.
  4. I also hunted in vain for vol-au-vent cases in the the freezer section of the supermarket.. and when I did find them, they were the pre cooked type in the nuts and cocktail sausages section! It's the first time I've ever had vol-au-vents, not because I didn't think I would like them but becuase all recipes I have seen until this one always had mushrooms in them, and I'm allergic to mushrooms. These were quick to make and were very tasty, but were missing that special something that would have made them 5 stars... so I think I will experiment with additional herbs and flavours beucase there is a possible 5 star status here somewhere I think :) In the meantime, please see my rating system: 4 stars for a recipe that is easy, looks and tastes yummy, Thanks!


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