Ravioli with chicken filling

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A recipe from the Good Food collection.



2 cups (250 g/8 oz) plain flour

pinch salt

3 eggs

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon water

1 egg yolk, extra

¼ cup (60 ml/2 fl oz) water, extra


125 g (4 oz) chicken mince

75 g (2½ oz) ricotta or cottage cheese

60 g (2 oz) chicken livers, trimmed and chopped

30 g (1 oz) prosciutto, chopped

1 slice salami, chopped

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1 egg, beaten

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

1 clove garlic, crushed

¼ teaspoon mixed spice

salt and freshly ground black pepper

Tomato sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 × 425 g (13½ oz) cans tomatoes, crushed

3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

½ teaspoon mixed dried herbs

salt and pepper

herb sprigs, optional


1. To make Pasta: Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl; make a well in centre. Whisk together the eggs, oil and water; add gradually to the flour and combine until the mixture forms a ball. Knead on a floured surface for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Transfer to an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 30 minutes.

2. To make Filling: Place the chicken mince, ricotta or cottage cheese, livers, prosciutto, salami, Parmesan, egg, parsley, garlic, mixed spice and salt and pepper in a food processor. Process until finely chopped.

3. To make Sauce: Heat the oil in a pan. Add the onion and garlic and stir over low heat until the onion is tender. Increase the heat, add undrained tomatoes, basil, herbs and salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes; remove from the heat.

4. Roll out half the pasta dough until 1 mm (½5 inch) thick. Cut with a knife or fluted pastry wheel into 10 cm (4 inch) strips. Place teaspoons of filling at 5 cm (2 inch) intervals down one side of each strip. Whisk the extra egg yolk and water; brush along one side of the dough and between the filling. Fold the dough over the filling to meet the other side. Repeat with remaining filling and dough. Press edges of dough together firmly to seal. Cut between the mounds with a knife or a fluted pastry wheel. Cook in batches in a large pan of rapidly boiling water for 10 minutes. Reheat Sauce in a large pan. Add ravioli and stir until heated through. Garnish and serve.