Chicken & mushroom puff pie

Chicken & mushroom puff pie

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Cooking time

Prep: 45 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4 - 6

This is just what you need on a cold night. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
855
protein
55g
carbs
57g
fat
47g
saturates
17g
fibre
1g
sugar
6g
salt
2.73g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon, cut into large pieces
  • 1 onion, halved and sliced
  • 250g pack baby button mushrooms
  • handful thyme sprigs
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 200ml milk
  • 500g pack fresh puff pastry, or frozen and defrosted
  • 1 egg, beaten

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan. Season the chicken to taste and fry for 5-8 mins until golden brown, turning occasionally. You may need to do this in two batches, depending on the size of your pan. Lift the chicken onto a plate and tip the bacon into the pan. Fry for 5 mins until crisp. Add the onion, mushrooms and thyme, then fry on a high heat for another 3 mins until the onions start to colour.
  2. Tip the flour into the pan and cook, stirring, for 1 min. With the pan off the heat, gradually stir or whisk in the stock, followed by the milk, then add the chicken back to the pan. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 30 mins. Spoon the filling into a large pie or baking dish (approx 20 x 30cm) with a lip and leave to cool.
  3. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. On a floured surface, roll the pastry to the thickness of two £1 coins. Cut a long strip as wide as the rim of the pie dish and, using a little of the egg, fix to the edge of the pie dish. Brush with egg, then lift the rest of the pastry over the pie, using the rolling pin to help. Gently press the edges with your fingers and trim with a sharp knife. Brush lightly with egg to glaze, then bake for 30 mins or until the pastry is risen and dark golden brown.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2006

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adelekoortzen's picture
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Made this pie, very easy and absolutely delicious. Highly recommended.

adelekoortzen's picture
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Made this pie, very easy and absolutely delicious. Highly recommended.

turkishjelly's picture
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Delicious! First pie I've made and it turned out really well. My boyfriend now often asks for it.

yasmin70's picture
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Gorgeous pie just as it is. Have made it twice now. Takes a while but is well worth the effort.

fenellabramwell's picture
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Lovely recipe - heats up nicely the next day too.

karenelizabeth61's picture
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Very easy to make. A fantastic chicken pie

gpopplewell063's picture

can i use extra pastry and make a closed pie, as in put pastry at the base and the sides off the dish and not just the top? will the pastry still rise and crisp or will it be soggy?

cheekygemma's picture
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Declared "the best pie ever" by 5 different people I've cooked it for. Made this a good few times and its been loved by all. Has become a proper favourite. It really is delicious, has become something I cook at least once a month!

garnierm's picture

very tasty!

clair17's picture

I roasted a chicken and pulled all the meat off, added it the cooked onion, mushroom. I also added a pack of Boursin to the stock/flour mix. I reduced the milk a little to compensate. It was delicious and very simple to make. Served with mash, carrots, sprouts and sweetcorn. Excellent.

crayola_smiles's picture
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Very good pie - a bit fiddly to make but the end results are well worth it!

sophierose's picture
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So yummy! First time I have ever made a pie and will definitely be doing it again. Unfortunately my dish was a bit small so when I cooked it some of it dripped out making my kitchen very smoky! Next time I do it I will freeze some of the filling. I also doubled the amount of onion, added some garlic, white pepper, and added an extra spoon of flour to make the sauce thicker and very garlicky!

andy72's picture
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My first time doing a pie,this recipe is amazing, great flavour. The family loved it.

natalie30's picture
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I made this pie last night and it was amazing! My husband isn't a big fan of chicken pie usually but he loved it! He texted me at work to say it was the best he'd ever had! I added a leek and used pancetta and it was so tasty. This one is now a firm family favourite.

jule955's picture
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Absolutely delicious! Cutting the thigh meat is fiddly, but worth it! I replaced half of the bacon with pancetta and added a bit of white wine, and it was superb. Next time I'll put more mushrooms in though.

gweaver's picture
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This really is very nice. I've not done much cooking and I found the instructions simple to follow and the pie easy to make. The kids loved it (and one of them is very fussy!) I'll definitely be making this again.

lindsay990's picture
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Gorgeous and very easy

lindsay990's picture
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Gorgeous and very easy

magicman56's picture
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made this for the first time today and it was gorgeous, I was glad I didn't season the chicken as suggested because there was enough flavour coming from the bacon and chicken stock without anything else being added.
I am sure this will become a firm family favourite

michellesmith9's picture
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Really delicious, this got the thumbs up from the family!

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