Thursday, February 2, 2012

Chicken & Almond Quiche

Chicken & Almond Quiche
This is possibly the best quiche in the world.  No, really, it is.  I took it to a party on the weekend and it took mere seconds before it had vanished and people were asking for the recipe.  It's that good!

The pastry comes from Maggie Beer and is super quick and easy and just melts in your mouth. 

The filling came to me from a gorgeous friend who has made mini versions of this quiche for almost every party we've had in the past 8 years. 

It's a winner of a quiche, truly.  The almonds add a really lovely texture, but if you've got a nut allergy you can easily just omit them.  I've made multiple versions of this:  bacon, smoked salmon and mushrooms, but the smoked chicken is still the best!

Chicken & Almond Quiche


*  200g cold unsalted butter, roughly chopped
*  250g plain flour
*  120g sour cream

*  2 spring onions
*  250g cream cheese
*  2 tbs vegetable stock
*  320g milk
*  2 eggs
*  1/2 cup flaked almonds
*  1 & 1/2 smoked chicken breasts - diced into 1cm cubes


Preheat oven to 180C and grease a flan tin.  I use a 24cm loose bottom flan tin and have enough for about 4 large mini versions as well which I save for lunchboxes.


1.  Place flour and butter in TMX bowl and mix on speed 6 for 5 seconds.

2.  Add sour cream and incorporate on speed 5 for 5-6 seconds until it all comes together.  Don't overmix.

Tip out onto cling film and press out into one round circle.  Wrap and place in fridge while you make the filling.


1.  Place shallots in TMX bowl and chop on speed 7 for 3-4 seconds.

2.  Add cream cheese and blend on speed 5 for 10 seconds.

3.  Add stock and milk and mix on speed 6 for 10 seconds.

4.  With the machine running on speed 4, add eggs one at a time and incorporate.


1.  Roll out pastry to cover your tin.

2.  Cover pastry base with about half of the flaked almonds and the chopped chicken.

3.  Pour filling over and top with remaining almonds.

4.  Bake in oven for approximately 50 minutes, until golden and firm to touch.



  1. This looks so YUM but I have NO idea where to buy smoked chicken from? Smoked ham, yes - chicken, no. Any advice? I live in Australia :)

  2. Hiya, You can usually get smoked chicken from both Woolies and Coles. It's usually either at the deli counter or sometimes in the butcher section where you would buy whole/half leg hams etc.