Chicken peanut pie with one scoop taken on blue background

Chilli chicken & peanut pies

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr


Makes 2 pies, each serves 2

Add peanut butter to your pie filling for creaminess and top with a bean and potato mash for extra nutrients. A healthy yet hearty, gluten-free dinner

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal523
  • fat11g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs54g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre15g
  • protein43g
  • salt1.2g


    For the mash

    • 500g potatoes, peeled and chopped
    • 2 x 400g cans cannellini beans, drained
      Cannellini bean

      Cannellini bean

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      Slightly kidney-shaped with squarish ends, cannellini beans are from Italy and are creamy white…

    • 3 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
    • 1 tsp chilli powder

    For the chicken filling

    • 2 tsp rapeseed oil
      Rapeseed oil

      Rapeseed oil

      If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

    • 2 tbsp finely chopped ginger



      Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

    • 1 red chilli, deseeded for less spice
    • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
    • 2 tbsp ground coriander
    • 1 tsp chilli powder
    • 400g leeks, thickly sliced
    • 1 red pepper, deseeded and diced
    • 1 green pepper, deseeded and diced
    • 2 large skinless chicken breasts, about 400g, diced
    • 400g can chopped tomatoes
    • 2 tbsp tomato purée
    • 2 tsp vegetable bouillon
    • 3 tbsp peanut butter (with no sugar or palm oil)

      Peanut butter

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      Peanut butter starts with dry roasting peanuts, which concentrates and heightens their flavour…

    • 320g broccoli, to serve



      Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…


    1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cook the potatoes in a steamer for 15 mins until tender. Meanwhile, start the chicken filling. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the ginger and chilli, and stir over a medium heat until starting to soften. Stir in the dried spices, leeks and peppers. Cook, stirring frequently, until softened.

    2. Add the chicken and stir-fry until it begins to colour, then tip in the tomatoes, squeeze in some tomato purée and add the bouillon and 150ml water. Cover and simmer for 10 mins.

    3. Mix the peanut butter with 100ml water, then stir into the stew and cook for 5 mins more. Spoon the mixture equally into two 24 x 18cm shallow pie dishes.

    4. For the mash, tip the beans into a bowl, add the coriander and chilli powder and mash well. Add the steamed potatoes and roughly mash into the beans so it still has a little texture. Pile on top of the filling in the pie dishes and carefully spread over the filling to enclose it. Bake one of the pies for 35 mins.

    5. Meanwhile, cook half of the broccoli and serve with the pie. Chill the other pie with the remaining broccoli for another day. Will keep chilled for up to three days. Reheat the remaining pie as above, adding an extra 15 mins to the cooking time.

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    Comments, questions and tips

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    7th Oct, 2019
    I normally skip recipes that take this long to prepare but I’ve been working my way back through the healthy diet plans and am SO glad I didn’t skip this. Took a while but that was largely oven time and had very little washing up. And the flavours, SO GOOD! Hint of peanut butter throughout, nice and spicy particularly the top. And such a filling portion I could not believe this was around 500 calories. Will definitely make the effort to do this again.
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    Issy Clarke
    6th Jun, 2019
    I used onion instead of leek and added garlic. I also used about half the coriander and cumin suggested as I thought that was a bit much. It came out so good
    Ahmet Sesli
    18th Feb, 2019
    I would NOT recommend this dish because the taste is not worth the effort and time it takes to make it
    5th Feb, 2018
    What a faff! There are easier and tastier ways to eat healthily. Also it's too spicy for the kids so not a great family meal.
    4th Feb, 2018
    Absolutely delicious and packed full of flavour!
    3rd Feb, 2018
    Delicious pie. Huge portions. I would’ve liked it a little spicier.
    9th Jan, 2018
    Made as per recipe and it was delicious! ... even the kids demolished it (it is quite cumin-y) Massive portion though...
    3rd Jan, 2018
    Recipe easy to follow. I did use the full amount of spices but you could probably use less, as I couldn't really taste the peanut butter
    2nd Jan, 2018
    This sounds lovely, but is it really meant to have 2 tablespoons of cumin seeds, ground coriander and ginger as this sounds like quite a lot?
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    4th Jan, 2018
    Thanks for your question. Yes, that is correct but you can use less if you prefer a milder taste. Enjoy!
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