Chicken Vol Au Vent

Chicken Vol Au Vent


Servings 6
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 13
Difficulty Medium

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4.2 based on 10 ratings.


  • 1 cup Cheese mozarella, grated
  • 2 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 tsp Pepper and salt to taste
  • 1 cup Cream and 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 pinch Thyme or parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 Puff Pastry pack, 6 pcs (defrosted)
  • 1 Egg lightly beaten
  • 500-600 g Chicken Thigh
  • 1 Leeks

Nutrition Information

Qty per
216g serve
Qty per
Energy 7944cal 3674cal
Protein 5.4g 2.5g
Fat (total) 178g 82g
 - saturated 38g 17g
Carbohydrate 3.39g 1.57g
 - sugars 0.58g 0.27g
Dietary Fibre 0.53g 0.24g
Sodium 146mg 68mg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Chicken thigh

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

How To Make A Delicious Chicken Vol Au Vent

I know a vol au vent is pretty old school but you are going to love this main meal-sized one!


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C

  2. Combine the flour, salt and pepper in a bag and add the chicken. Toss to coat.

  3. Heat a non-stick frypan over low heat, add a drizzle of oil, butter, leek and a good pinch of salt and saute for a few minutes.

  4. Add garlic and saute until fragrant.

  5. Add chicken pieces and fry for a few minutes, you may need to add another dash of olive oil or butter - you want to cook the rawness out of the flour.

  6. In a bowl, combine sour cream and cream and combine well. Season with salt and pepper

  7. Add cheese and sour cream mix, stock and fresh herbs to the pan and stir through.

  8. Turn the heat up to thicken the sauce, place in a bowl, and set aside to cool a little before placing in the fridge to chill.

  9. Cut strips from the outside of each pastry sheet as per image, leaving a square behind.

  10. Brush outside edges of the squares with egg and lay the strips to create a barrier around the outside to contain the chicken mix. Repeat until you have piled up strips on each side.

  11. Brush lightly with beaten egg, lay a piece of baking paper in each one, fill with baking beads or rice and blind bake for about 10 mins.

  12. Remove the baking paper and beads, divide the chicken mixture between pastry cases, top with cheese and make until pastry is golden brown and puffed up.

  13. Place on an oven tray and bake for 20 to 25 mins or until golden brown and crispy.

If you aren’t sure – ‘Vol au vent’ is pronounced: Vool-ee-Vant.

Chicken Vol Au Vents | Stay at Home Mum

They used to be super popular in the 1970’s – and you can still get pre-made vol au vent cases in Woolworths (you can find them where the pie cases are usually kept).  But in this recipe we make our very own pastry casing!  You can find pre-made Puff Pastry Sheets in the freezer section of your local Supermarket.  Buy the good brands – it does make a huge difference.

Serve a whole Chicken Vol Au Vent with a light salad as a whole meal!

Chicken Vol Au Vent | Stay at Home Mum

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Raquel Neofit

Assistant Editor for Vanilla Magazine. Freelance Writer for all things lifestyle. Recipe Developer.

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