Easy chicken pie

Easy chicken pie

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(72 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This one-pot chicken dish can also be adapted for a veggie option

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal462
  • fat16g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs53g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre4g
  • protein29g
  • salt0.93g
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Ingredients

  • 1 onion, sliced
    Onion

    Onion

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

  • 400g pack skinless chicken thighs, cut into chunks
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 325g can sweetcorn, drained
    Sweetcorn

    Sweetcorn

    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • 6 tbsp crème fraîche
  • handful parsley or basil leaves, chopped
  • 750g potatoes, cut into chunks
    Potato

    Potato

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    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Heat the oil in a large saucepan then add the onion and chicken. Fry for 5-10 mins until the onion is soft and the chicken is golden. Pour over the stock, bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 mins until the chicken is cooked. Stir in the corn, then 3 tbsp crème fraîche and the herbs.

  2. Meanwhile, boil potatoes until soft. Drain and mash with remaining crème fraîche. Spoon the chicken mix into 4 pie dishes and top with mash. Place on a baking tray, then bake until potato is golden.

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dianasparkler
11th Oct, 2015
5.05
super! endlessly versatile and full of substitute possibilities. i used cooked chicken and cooked gammon.
maggiebleksley
29th Sep, 2014
An excellent recipe, just as delicious, but healthier than a pastry-topped pie. I substituted a parsnip for some of the potato, which made made an interesting and tasty change. However, I have to say that I hope everybody reads through the recipe before starting it, as the first step is to heat the grill - half an hour before it is going to be used. Not only a dreadful waste of electricity, but potentially dangerous!
jillbrain
4th Feb, 2014
One or two people have mentioned this, but it's worth repeating: this works really well with the leftover chicken from a Sunday roast. Fry the onion, add the chicken meat, chopped if necessary for a few minutes, then left over veg and gravy, sweetcorn etc.
junerooney
14th Oct, 2013
Really good, I added spinach and broccoli and left out the creme fresh as I didn't have any. It was still delicious and very healthy.
scarlet99
25th Sep, 2013
Super easy to do. And difficult to leave if there are left overs! Proper comfort food and the creme fraiche adds a nice flavour to the mash.
gemma99
7th Mar, 2013
5.05
Love this recipe! Much tastier than you expect. Always empty dishes afterwards. Very simple to make and ingredients are usually ones you would already have at home which is a bonus! I always add bits of all sorts each time I make this and have never been disappointed. Brilliant that its also freezable.
andieu
25th Feb, 2013
5.05
Loved this recipe..I read some of the other reviews and used red onion, mushroom and broccoli in my pie....it was delicious. I made enough for 2 pies and I am very glad I did...looking forward to the 2nd one later in the week!
smariec
11th Nov, 2012
2.05
Easy to make but very bland! Don't think I'll be making it again..
lizfry88
5th Nov, 2012
5.05
Really enjoyed this, and so do my friends. Definitely needs pepping up with mustard in the mash and plenty of tarragon. Great midweek recipe.
dishymummy
3rd Nov, 2012
4.05
I took on board some of the comments and added garlic, mushrooms and seasoned well. I didn't have any creme fraiche so substituted with single cream and it worked well. I served with green beans and everyone thought it was delicious. Will make this again.

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