Here’s the recipe for Bouchées à la Reine, a classic French appetizer that combines elegance and flavor in every bite. These small puff pastry cases filled with a creamy chicken and mushroom mixture are perfect for impressing your guests at any dinner party.

Easy Bouchées à la Reine Recipe

Preparation Time: 20 mins | Cooking Time: 25 mins | Serves: 6


  • For the Pastry Cases:
    • 6 vol-au-vent pastry cases
    • 1 egg (for egg wash)
  • For the Filling:
    • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced
    • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
    • 2 tbsp butter
    • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup chicken broth
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • A pinch of nutmeg
    • Fresh parsley, finely chopped, for garnish


  1. Prepare the Pastry Cases:
    • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Place the pastry cases on a baking sheet.
    • Brush each case with beaten egg. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden.
  2. Make the Filling:
    • In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook until tender.
    • Stir in flour, cook for a minute, then slowly add chicken broth, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
    • Add the chicken pieces, heavy cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Cook until the mixture thickens.
  3. Assemble the Bouchées:
    • Spoon the filling into the baked pastry cases.
    • Garnish with fresh parsley.

Serve these Bouchées à la Reine warm as an appetizer or a light main course. They pair wonderfully with a crisp white wine, such as a Chardonnay or a Sauvignon Blanc. Enjoy the delicate balance of flavors and the delightful contrast of textures in this exquisite French dish!

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