Chicken & mushroom puff pie

Chicken & mushroom puff pie

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Prep: 45 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon, cut into large pieces
  • 1 onion, halved and sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 250g pack baby button mushrooms
    Mushroom

    Mushroom

    mush-room

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

  • handful thyme sprigs

    Thyme

    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

    Milk

    mill-k

    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
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

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

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.

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martus
3rd Jan, 2016
3.8
Delicious and easy to make, worked well with dried thyme. Next time I'll try replacing milk with cream though as the sauce was a bit too thin.
foodienewbie2
29th Aug, 2015
5.05
This was really nice. I recommend this to anyone who's never made a proper pie before. The flour - stock - milk method is the key to getting the right consistency. I feel confident in making my own pies now.
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mrsjroberts
6th Mar, 2015
5.05
Yummy! This was my 1st ever pie so I was a bit nervous but it was delicious! I added a leek at the mushroom & onion stage, added a splash of white wine and used half milk & half garlic & herb cream cheese. It was so good! Definitely making again!
izmadge
20th Oct, 2014
This is a real favourite, I make it often. I never add bacon but have used chicken thighs, chicken breast and even chicken leftovers from a roast ( I just adapted the cooking order and time) all have worked well. Have shared the recipe with family and friends who all seem to be equally impressed.
jskrzyp
15th Oct, 2014
5.05
Really easy to make and tastes great. It felt as if it was quicker to make compared to other pies. It might depend on the size of pie dish you're using, but I only needed one pack of the 250g pre-rolled pastry. Served with steamed broccoli and carrots, and leeks, peas and cabbage made with butter. Yum.
LauraT88
9th Oct, 2014
5.05
this is absolutely spectacular (bf's words). i love doing this. i add a leek, a carrot and 2 cloves of garlic to the mix. It is even better when all is cooked the previous day as the flavours really come out.
sarahdrew8
5th Oct, 2014
5.05
Absolutely delicious. Did cut down on smoked bacon after reading someone's review that it was a bit overpowering, and used chopped chicken breasts instead of thighs. This was a huge hit with the family - make it, you won't be disappointed!
Melonza
14th Sep, 2014
3.8
Pie was nice, but we found the smoked bacon really over powered everything else in the pie. We used back bacon in stead of streaky but would definitely use less next time. May even pass on the salt when seasoning the chicken at step one. Will try again and hope to get more balance.
Berryl502578
13th Sep, 2014
3.8
Nice recipe but found the chicken thighs made the sauce a bit greasy therefore would use chicken breast nice next. I also sautéed some chopped leeks in with the mushrooms and onions and served with carrot and swede mash. Would use this recipe again
lizleicester
26th Aug, 2014
5.05
This filling is SO delicious. My chicken thighs still had bones in but no one minded and it was still cooked beautifully. I used pre-rolled puff pastry (could you get any easier?) + will be back for more.

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