Chicken & mushroom puff pie

Chicken & mushroom puff pie

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(192 ratings)

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 (209)

sophierose's picture

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

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

natalie30's picture

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

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

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

Gorgeous and very easy

lindsay990's picture

Gorgeous and very easy

magicman56's picture

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

Really delicious, this got the thumbs up from the family!

suefry's picture

Have made this many times - sometimes with thighs or more often with leftover roast chicken. Also it is always made with low fat milk as that's all I usually have in. The best chicken pie ever!

sarah1004's picture

I have made quite a few chicken pies in my time but this is definitely the best. Using chicken thighs means the chicken is more tasty and the thyme really gives it a lovely flavour. A firm favourite in our house.

fionaint's picture

Has become a bit of a favourite - I have been using roast chicken - approx all the meat off a small one and adding whatever veg is around. Have been using 500g of puff pastry for the base and lid for a round pie instead.

mimideemee's picture

Beautiful and so easy to make - my family absolutely loved it!

sarahk's picture

First meat pie I've ever made. Dead simple with ready made pastry (a winner for people like me with hot sweaty hands!). It was easy and tasty. Word of warning - I am a 'salt monster' and automatically season everything I make. Do not add salt! - the streaky bacon and stock are plenty!

sparrowfield's picture

just made this pie and its gorgeous. I didn't have thyme so added dried herbs as suggested by Donna and it works just as well. I doubled the mixture and made one for the freezer.

seffierawrrr's picture

This went down really well with my two younger sisters, who want to see it on the table more often!
Was lovely with some fresh vegetables, mashed potatoes and some gravy :)

wayne1ed's picture

1st pie ive made and everyone loved it. 4 empty plates at the end of a meal. :-)

I threw in a handful of frozen peas for more colour.....mmm.....nice!

mariereid84's picture

Will definatley be making this again, I used some leftover roast chicken instead of thighs which worked well

emma120's picture

I love it ! simple but goooooooood ! it takes time but the result is powerful. Recommended !


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