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Chicken Pie

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Serves 4

A quick easy and delicious chicken and bacon pie with either short crust or puff pastry.

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  • 1 packet of ready rolled puff pastry or short crust if you prefer.
  • half a cooked chicken (or turkey)
  • 1 leek, chopped (or onion)
  • 1/2 packet of smoked streaky bacon cut into little pieces
  • 3/4 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 vegetable stock cube dissolved in 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 oz plain flour
  • 1/2 oz butter and a little oil (vegetable or olive)


    1. Strip carcass of chicken, cutting meat into large pieces. If you prefer you can buy uncooked boneless chicken but you would need to pre cook it at this stage.
    2. Saute leek (or onion), bacon and mushrooms in the butter and oil. When soft, add flour.
    3. Add stock, stirring continuously then add the milk so that the sauce is rich and creamy. If the sauce is a little thick, add more liquid.
    4. Add the pre cooked chicken, and stir carefully until meat is completed coated and empty contents into a large pie dish. Again if you prefer to make this like a more traditional pie you can line the pie dish with the rolled out short crust pastry before putting in the filling.
    5. Cover with pastr chosen pastry, making a vent in the pie top, and brush with milk.
    6. Bake in oven on a high temperature (200C/400F/gas 6) for around 25mins or until golden.
    7. Tip: With the stockcube and bacon, there is no need for extra seasoning however, you could substitute some of the stock with a little leftover white wine.

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Djamila Craven
27th Jun, 2020
This recipe never fails. I use puff pastry and lined my pie dish with dough. I also use the tip give, using only a bit of boiled water to dissolve the stock cube and then topping up the cup measure with white wine. Today, I didn't have bacon, so i chopped some ham i had instead and to replace the smokiness of the bacon, I used some hot paprika. Spot on! Thank you for a great recipe!
8th Apr, 2019
Delicious and so versatile! Today I made it with leftover roast chicken, gravy, carrots and calabris from Sunday’s dinner. I didn’t have bacon, mushrooms or leeks so just used an onion! Added a tiny amount of Dijon mustard and a little dried tarragon (as in others tips ) & made quick short crust pastry in my processor . My family loved it - many thanks!
9th Nov, 2018
Absolutely gorgeous!!!, I followed the recipe exactly served with mashed potatoes, green beans and some leftover gravy I had in the freezer . I’m a keen cook and normally over complicate things spending too much time in the kitchen but this was so quick and easy will definitely be a weekly in my house from now on - Thankyou for the recipe!!!
12th Sep, 2018
Marvelous recipe! Never fails, and a great way of using up leftover roast chicken.
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Suzanne Beltman
20th Mar, 2018
This recipe is AMAZING!! instead of mushrooms and veggies, I added last nights leftover gravy,potatoes and carrots...YUMMY!
31st Oct, 2016
Really quick and easy dish to make! I added some tarragon to mine and used leek and onion. I then put into individual pie dishes and covered with puff pastry then froze them for future meals with mash abd veg. Great recipe for a quick week day meal or the batch-cooker!! yummy!
18th Aug, 2016
Yummy and easy! Sometimes add extra veg but that's the only thing I change :)
Susan walshe
6th Jan, 2016
Made this pie tonight with left over chicken it was quick and very easy and fed four adults with mash and veg on the side very economical and enjoyed by all will definitely be making it again
1st Jun, 2015
Made this tonight - loved it. Thanks for posting :-)
21st Oct, 2014
This is delicious! I also used half a pint of stock and a quarter pint of milk as I was a bit confused by the cups and it was just the right amount. I will be making this again and again and again. Thank you! :)


21st May, 2017
What type and size of dish do you use for this recipe??
12th Sep, 2018
This seems to make enough for three adults or two adults and two kids, and I use a medium sized dish 20 cm diameter x 6 cm deep.
7th Feb, 2014
Can you freeze these pies? If so what should I wrap them in?
18th Apr, 2014
Yes you can freeze them, foil works fine. If you freeze the chicken mixture in batches you can do it in freezer bags and then just make the pastry top as you need it.
13th Nov, 2016
Make it vegetarian.... Quorn not chicken Who says vegi is dull with recipe like this