Chicken & mushroom spud pies

Chicken & mushroom spud pies

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4

Jazz up a jacket potato with this creamy filling

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal289
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre0g
  • protein26g
  • salt0.18g


  • 4 large baking potatoes



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

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 250g pack chestnut mushroom, quartered
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 100ml milk, plus 3 tbsp



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, roughly shredded
  • handful chopped parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Microwave the potatoes for 10 mins on High, turning after 5 mins, and heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan, then fry the mushrooms over a high heat until golden. Stir in the cornflour, gradually add 100ml milk, then simmer to a smooth sauce. Season to taste, then stir in the chicken and parsley.

  2. Scoop most of the potato from the skins, then mash with the remaining milk and some seasoning. Spoon the chicken filling into the shells, top with the mash, then bake for 10 mins until golden and the skins have crisped a little. Serve with green veg or a salad.

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21st Oct, 2010
This was lovely, although I took the advice and livened it up a bit with some onion, garlic, celery, peas, a bay leaf and a drop of sherry!
25th Sep, 2009
My family thought it needed a bit of cheese on the top of the mash to top it off and maybe a bit more sauce. I drizzled extra virgin olive oil over the potatoes and a sprinkling of salt before sticking them in the oven. I also bulked out the filling by using up some carrots :-)
16th Aug, 2009
this was really nice but i too would jazz it up with some cheese in the mash or even some worcester sauce in there somewhere
30th Apr, 2009
Agree that is dish was a bit too bland and not really worth the effort/faff. I used turkey instead of chicken which may not have helped. Would echo the suggestion of adding mustard to liven it up a bit.
8th Apr, 2009
I was disappointed by how bland this was. It didn't really taste of anything! Not worth the effort.
19th Nov, 2008
These were a real favourite! I used low fat creme fraishe (as I had it in the fridge, and added a little fried onion and garlic and used tarragon instead of parsley! Apart from that I followed the recipe!
19th Nov, 2008
As others suggest it needs a bit of 'livening up', but this usually means adding naughty ingredients, so it ends up not low fat!!
29th Oct, 2008
i know this recipe is meant to low fat but it tasted soo much better by adding some butter and cheddar to the mash topping, adding some white wine, onion, and garlic to the chicken filling and baking the potato skins alone brushed with olive oil before adding all the toppings!
5th Oct, 2008
These were really easy and pretty good but I think they need some extra seasoning. Perhaps a bit of Dijon mustard in the sauce would just jazz them up a bit.
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