Easy chicken pie

Easy chicken pie

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(91 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 4
This one-pot chicken dish can also be adapted for a veggie option

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal462
  • fat16g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs53g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre4g
  • protein29g
  • salt0.93g
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  • 1 onion, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 400g pack skinless chicken thighs, cut into chunks
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 325g can sweetcorn, drained


    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • 6 tbsp crème fraîche
  • handful parsley or basil leaves, chopped
  • 750g potatoes, cut into chunks



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


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Heat the oil in a large saucepan then add the onion and chicken. Fry for 5-10 mins until the onion is soft and the chicken is golden. Pour over the stock, bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 mins until the chicken is cooked. Stir in the corn, then 3 tbsp crème fraîche and the herbs.

  2. Meanwhile, boil potatoes until soft. Drain and mash with remaining crème fraîche. Spoon the chicken mix into 4 pie dishes and top with mash. Place on a baking tray, then bake until potato is golden.

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12th Mar, 2020
The verdict from my family was this was a confused pie! It was crying out for a pastry pie top not mashed potato. They all loved the filling and sauce but the potato let it down. I'll try it again with a puff pastry top.
7th Mar, 2018
Made this tonight and it was delish. I used chicken breasts, red onion, garlic, carrot's, peas and fresh basil. The basil added a lovely flavour. I didn't use cream in the mashed potatoes. Just used milk. This definitely was not bland. The fresh basil makes this dish..
12th Feb, 2018
Really easy and tasty! Would probably add a bit more stock next time to create a bit more sauce
11th Oct, 2015
super! endlessly versatile and full of substitute possibilities. i used cooked chicken and cooked gammon.
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29th Sep, 2014
An excellent recipe, just as delicious, but healthier than a pastry-topped pie. I substituted a parsnip for some of the potato, which made made an interesting and tasty change. However, I have to say that I hope everybody reads through the recipe before starting it, as the first step is to heat the grill - half an hour before it is going to be used. Not only a dreadful waste of electricity, but potentially dangerous!
4th Feb, 2014
One or two people have mentioned this, but it's worth repeating: this works really well with the leftover chicken from a Sunday roast. Fry the onion, add the chicken meat, chopped if necessary for a few minutes, then left over veg and gravy, sweetcorn etc.
14th Oct, 2013
Really good, I added spinach and broccoli and left out the creme fresh as I didn't have any. It was still delicious and very healthy.
25th Sep, 2013
Super easy to do. And difficult to leave if there are left overs! Proper comfort food and the creme fraiche adds a nice flavour to the mash.
7th Mar, 2013
Love this recipe! Much tastier than you expect. Always empty dishes afterwards. Very simple to make and ingredients are usually ones you would already have at home which is a bonus! I always add bits of all sorts each time I make this and have never been disappointed. Brilliant that its also freezable.
25th Feb, 2013
Loved this recipe..I read some of the other reviews and used red onion, mushroom and broccoli in my pie....it was delicious. I made enough for 2 pies and I am very glad I did...looking forward to the 2nd one later in the week!


8th Mar, 2018
Can the sauce/mixture be frozen after the cream is added?
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8th Mar, 2018
Thanks for your question. Yes this recipe can be frozen either before or after baking.
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