Crispy chicken & asparagus pie

Crispy chicken & asparagus pie

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(16 ratings)

Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
Make a superhealthy, supertasty crispy chicken and asparagus pie in 20 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal300
  • fat9g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein43g
  • salt1.21g
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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • knob of butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 100g asparagus, cut into bite-size pieces



    Labour-intensive to grow, asparagus are the young shoots of a cultivated lily plant. They're…

  • 100g spring green vegetable (we used baby spinch and defrosted peas)
  • 100g ham, torn
  • 100ml low-fat crème fraîche
  • 50g fresh breadcrumbs


  1. Heat grill to medium. Spread the chicken out evenly in a shallow baking dish. Dot with half the butter and grill for 7-10 mins, turning occasionally until cooked through. Meanwhile, put the vegetables in a bowl and pour a kettle of boiling water over them. Leave for 2-3 mins, then drain.

  2. Scatter the veg and ham over the chicken, dollop on the crème fraîche and season to taste. Sprinkle on the breadcrumbs, dot with remaining butter, then slide under the grill for 5 mins more until heated through and the topping is crisp.

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mrsjroberts's picture
25th Jan, 2017
I make this a lot with it being so quick and tasty. I don't find it dry provided you use spinach with it retaining so much water after its been quickly steamed with the other vegetables. So nice to have such an easy recipe especially in a busy week!
14th Jun, 2015
I should have read the comments because it was good but too dry and some chicken stock added to the creme fraiche would probably do it. Used green beans in place of spinach and boiled the asparagus stalks for about 5 mins and the beans and asparagus tips for about 3 mins and then added the peas. We had it with new potatoes.
6th Nov, 2013
Made this last night taking note of previous comments and adding a little gravy. I only added a tiny bit but it went quite watery so I think it needs a bit of experimenting to get spot on but it was really quick, easy and tasty and I would definitely make it again! Even hubby loved it and he won't usually eat anything green! He loved the asparagus! Yay!!!!
8th Jun, 2012
I cooked this using the alternative method of using instant mash over the layer of creme fraiche and I topped it off with a generous sprinkle of parmesan and a little cracked pepper (think cottage pie topping). This has never dried out, so I guess the mash keeps the moisture in more than the breadcrumb mixture. I use bacon instead of ham, baby spinach and frozen peas (they thaw damn fast in boiling water!) yummy!
29th Jun, 2011
added extra creme fresh and it created a really creamy thin layer of sauce... was DELICIOUS! :)
9th Jun, 2011
Used yoghurt instead of creme fraiche (as that was what was in the house), and didn't really mind the lack of sauce! May add a touch of stock next time, but still thought it was delicious!
28th Aug, 2010
I was disappointed with this - the whole thing just didn't 'come together' and it's because of the lack of a proper sauce. I got the recipe out of the magazine - I wish I'd read the comments first and bashed up a sauce rather than just creme fresh! I know the creme fresh keeps it super healthy and low-calorie but it just didn't give any oomf.
15th Apr, 2010
Made this the other night. took note of the other comments and added stock to the creme fraiche and parmesan to the breadcrumbs. absolutely lovely! delicious! xxxx
14th Apr, 2010
Fantastic recipe. I didn't have butter so I used oil instead and it came out great. Great meal and relatively low in calories as well.
13th Aug, 2009
really easy to make, delicious, and looks pretty! added a bit of chicken stock following some of the comments. really really good!


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