Chicken & mushroom puff pie

Chicken & mushroom puff pie

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Prep: 45 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4 - 6
This is just what you need on a cold night. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal855
  • fat47g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs57g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre1g
  • protein55g
  • salt2.73g
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon, cut into large pieces
  • 1 onion, halved and sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 250g pack baby button mushrooms



    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • handful thyme sprigs


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 200ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 500g pack fresh puff pastry, or frozen and defrosted
  • 1 egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…


  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.

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Comments (210)

crowbobarian's picture

This is easily one of the nicest pies I've ever made. I added some leeks and a drop of white wine for even extra flavour. It's a great winter dish for all the family!

adinuffalready's picture

Make this pie immediately! You will not be disappointed.

metalfairy's picture

I made this the other night, in preparation for upcoming work outside in the cold. Even if I do say so myself, this was delicious! Only fault on my part was I didnt roll the pastry thin enough so it took a little longer to cook. But boy it was worth the wait!

Vicki B's picture

Best chicken pie I've ever made went down a treat even my 9 month old baby enjoyed it :)

leoskelly's picture

Here's a daft question! Do I make the whole thing, allow to cool, then freeze? If so, how long to cook from frozen and on what temperature please? Is it just the pie filling that's freezable? Thanks :-)

deejay60's picture

What was the response to your query about freezing the chicken pie and cooking time from frozen.

SiNZ's picture

Used the Gordon Ramsay rough-puff pastry recipe and then this one. So good!

jule955's picture

Takes a while to make but it's worth it! I can/t go back to ready-made pies now. When I'm lazy I do it with diced chicken breast and lardons - saves a bit of time and it's still lovely. It's a firm favourite now!

MontyChops's picture

Excellent recipe. Easy to make and absolutely delicious.

blanquish's picture

So good and simple to make!

adelekoortzen's picture

Made this pie, very easy and absolutely delicious. Highly recommended.

adelekoortzen's picture

Made this pie, very easy and absolutely delicious. Highly recommended.

turkishjelly's picture

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

yasmin70's picture

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

fenellabramwell's picture

Lovely recipe - heats up nicely the next day too.

karenelizabeth61's picture

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

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!

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.


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