Maple Chicken Tourtière

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Preparation Time 25 minutes Total Time 60 minutes (+ 1 hour to chill the dough)
Servings 8 Cost Per Serving $1.47
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1 lbs (454g)Ground Chicken
1 cupOnion, small dice
3 clovesGarlic, minced
1 1/2 cups Celery Root, small dice
1 tbspFresh Thyme
1/2 tspGround Cinnamon
1/4 tsp eachGround Clove and Nutmeg
1/4 cupParsley, finely chopped
1 cupChicken or Vegetable Stock
1/3 cupLarge Flake Oats
2 tbspMaple Syrup
1 tbspOlive Oil
To tasteSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Maple Pastry Crust
2 1/4 cupsRed Fife Flour (all-purpose flour will also work)
1/2 cupCold Butter, small dice
6 tbspIce Cold Water (optional, for a special addition, try substituting 1 tbsp of water with 1 tbsp of Maple Syrup)
1/4 tspSea salt


  1. Preheat to 375 degrees F
  2. Add the flour, salt and butter to a food processor and pulse until combined. While it’s running, slowly add the water until a ball of dough forms.
  3. Turn it out onto a floured surface and roll it into a ball. Wrap with plastic wrap and let it chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  4. In a large saute pan over medium high heat, add oil. Add onion and garlic, cook for 5 minutes until soft. Add ground chicken, break up with a spoon. Cook about 10 minutes.
  5. Add thyme, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Add celery root and stock. Reduce heat to medium low and allow to simmer for about 35 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in the oats, parsley and maple syrup. Allow to cool in the fridge.
  7. Take your pastry crust out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes. Flour your surface and roll out half of the dough in a 1/8 inch thick circle and lay it in a buttered pie pan.
  8. Add your cooled filling into the pie and level it with a spoon.
  9. Roll out the rest of the pastry dough into another 1/8 inch circle and place on top of the pie, pinching the edges together. Cut a couple slits in the top.
  10. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.


  • Are you looking to limit the amount of saturated fat in your diet? Ground chicken isn’t necessarily a leaner choice that other types of ground meat. It all depends on the cut of poultry or meat that is used. Choose ground chicken breast meat if possible or look for lean ground chicken or turkey. If you’re using ground beef, look for extra lean.
  • Celery root is an excellent source of vitamins C and K. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps fight off illness and infection. Vitamin K regulates blood clotting and is needed for healthy bones.