Spanish chicken pie

Spanish chicken pie

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(37 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
Roasted peppers, olives and paprika give this bake tons of flavour. It's a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Dairy-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal421
  • fat10g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs57g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre8g
  • protein30g
  • salt1.32g


  • 1kg potatoes, chopped



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

  • 3 tsp paprika (use smoked paprika if you have it)



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 2 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 onions, sliced



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

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 300g cooked chicken, shredded
  • 140g roasted pepper from a jar, sliced (we like Karyatis)
  • handful Kalamata olives, halved
    Bowl of olives



    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Boil the potatoes for 15-20 mins until tender. Drain, return to the pan, then mash with some seasoning and 2 tsp of the paprika.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan, then fry the onions and garlic for a few mins until softened. Stir in the remaining paprika for 1 min, add the tomatoes , then, bring to a simmer. Tip into a large ovenproof dish, then stir in the chicken, peppers, olives and some seasoning.

  3. Spoon over the mash, then bake for 15 mins until the mash is golden on top and the sauce is bubbling.

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4th Mar, 2012
just cooked the spanish chicken pie for the second time today but this time i spiced it up a little with some chilli flakes, all the family really enjoyed this think its going on the family fav list :-))
3rd Feb, 2012
I really liked this. Left out the olives & just served it with mash & green veg. Good comfort food & healthy too.
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1st Feb, 2012
Liked the idea of this seemed an excellent way to use leftovers from the weekend's roast chicken. However I was somewhat disappointed as I found the smoked paprika in the mash overpowered all other flavours. Went to the trouble of obtaining some Karyatis roasted peppers from Salisbury's but found them to have little if any roasted flavour. All in all a bit of a disappointment, I will mess about and adjust the recipe but it was not a good impression. Just in case anyone is wondering we like spicy food so the thought of 2 teaspoons of paprika in mash didn't phase anyone in the house at all.
26th Jan, 2012
A good basic comfort dish, not very glamorous but with a variety of tweeking for flavours and presentation is a valuable lunch dish.
24th Jan, 2012
This was an excellent and easy to make, will try it again
21st Apr, 2011
Having read the previous comments, I also added chorizo and just used the 1 tin of tomatoes, although did add a little white wine and stock and cooked down for about 20 mins. I think I also have very HOT smoked paprika, so just used about two thirds of a teaspoon in the tomato mixture and omitted it completely from the potatoes. We ate if for lunch sitting in the garden with steamed purple sprouting broccoli, so if for not other reason than that it gets 5 out of 5!
14th Apr, 2011
Delicious flavours, in this dish and everyone enjoyed it. Seemed to make a lot of mash, so may do a bit less and have it as an accompaniment instead, but nevertheless really enjoyed it. I imagine it would be good with rice too.
3rd Dec, 2010
Very nice recipe. I only made this for 2 so halved everything and it came out well! I left out the olives as neither of us like them. I'd cook it again :)
29th Nov, 2010
Made this tonight - and thought it was "ok", but not great. If making again, I would probably add some chilli, substitute mushrooms for olives and serve with rice or pasta. Thought the potatoes made it sloppy and bland.
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31st Aug, 2010
I was wondering if this would go with Pasta speggetti instead of Mash.


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