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



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  • 250g pack baby button mushrooms



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  • 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



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  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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9th Oct, 2014
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.
5th Oct, 2014
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!
14th Sep, 2014
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.
13th Sep, 2014
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
26th Aug, 2014
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.
Tilly Anne
21st Mar, 2014
I make this chicken pie regularly and my husband and I agree that it is the best chicken pie recipe ever. Very easy to make and seriously yummy, even my fussy four year old will eat it. We serve it with chunky chips and, rather randomly, a dollop of red currant jelly! Delicious!
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9th Feb, 2014
I used this recipe as a guide for a pie I made today. I had half a pack of puff pastry leftover from a previous day so used that to top the pie. I made a roux (25g butter, 25g plain flour and roughly 350ml 1% fat milk) and seasoned. Fried 125g bacon lardons off in a hot frying pan and took them out and then added 3 diced chicken breasts. Once sealed and a tad of colour added I took them out and added my finely chopped mushrooms (roughly around 7) to absorb the bacon and chicken flavours. Mixed everything into the roux and popped in a pie dish, then rolled out the pastry and topped the pie dish. Brushed the top with a beaten egg and baked in the oven for 30-40 mins and served with peas and green beans. Served 2 perfectly. Would maybe add mushrooms last instead of frying them off as we didn't notice the mushroom flavour coming through but was fantastic either way! Thanks for the inspiration Jane :)
29th Jan, 2014
Could i freeze this pie?
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4th Jan, 2014
Making a pie has been a dream. Its like accomplishing a milestone in cookery ! This is my first attempt of making a pie. This recipe turned wonderful... !Great tempting taste ! I added 3-4 leek stems( chopped into small pieces and let it to sauté)to give the pie a green touch :) ! And also I added pinch of salt,and dried rosemary. Definitely will make again ... excellent !!
18th Dec, 2013
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!


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