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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13th Jun, 2009
We loved this! After reading the other comments, I added some chicken stock to the creme fraiche to make more of a sauce since I also used left over poached chicken and it was lovely. I also added parmesan to the breadcrumbs as suggested, and the topping was a massive hit! Made it several times now with different veg.
10th May, 2009
Very tasty dish. I substituted low fat spray for butter and it worked really well. Also added some grated parmesan to the breadcrumbs before spreading over the top. Much appreciated by everyone.
20th Mar, 2009
We really enjoyed this. Taking feedback from other users I knocked up a bechamel sauce (from to go over the chicken, ham and veg and incorporated cheese into the sauce and the breadcrumbs. I then baked the pie in the oven......gorgeous
4th Jun, 2008
The chicken and asparagus were lovely and tender, but we too thought this too dry and needed more sauce. Take care, keep an eye on the breadcrumbs - we slightly burnt them and it spoilt the overall dish.
16th May, 2008
Very yummy indeed, I used peas, spinach and asparagus, which worked a treat. Easy to make as well.
29th Jan, 2008
I found this dish a little dry but this could have been because I had poaced the chicken previously (and was just trying to use it up!). Not enough 'sauce', but a novel and quick recipe.
6th Dec, 2007
REALLY easy, and very tasty. Even my bf liked it!


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