Chicken & mushroom puff pie

Chicken & mushroom puff pie

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(207 ratings)

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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fionaint
16th Sep, 2012
5.05
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
4th Aug, 2012
5.05
Beautiful and so easy to make - my family absolutely loved it!
sarahk
28th Jul, 2012
4.05
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
29th May, 2012
5.05
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.
petsim
11th May, 2012
5.05
Lovely!
seffierawrrr
3rd May, 2012
5.05
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
27th Mar, 2012
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
14th Mar, 2012
5.05
Will definatley be making this again, I used some leftover roast chicken instead of thighs which worked well
emma120
28th Feb, 2012
I love it ! simple but goooooooood ! it takes time but the result is powerful. Recommended !
hyndsd
27th Feb, 2012
Delicious chicken pie, I however used chestnut mushrooms which I quartered as I don't like button and also I added an extra tbsp of flour to thicken up the sauce. Think next time I make this I will add a splash of white wine and use only half a stock cube as it was quite salty. Will play around with recipe as it was lovely! Think will work well with leeks instead of onion. Also used just 250 of puff pastry.

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