Chicken and mushroom pie recipe

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This chicken and mushroom pie recipe is the ultimate comfort food. It's made with double cream, and white wine, and is infused with thyme...

Chicken and mushroom pie recipe
Serves4
SkillEasy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time1 hours
Total Time1 hours 15 mins
Cost RangeMid
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories889 Kcal44%
Sugar15 g17%
Fat52 g74%
Salt3.2 g
Protein66 g132%
Carbohydrates35 g13%
Salt3.2 g

Chicken and mushroom pie is one of Britain's favourite dishes - and this version is even more indulgent.

Our chicken and mushroom pie has a decadent twist – whereas other pie recipes include milk, we combine double cream with white wine to add a delicious richness to the filling. We top this tasty pie with flaky pastry – shop-bought works fine but you can make your own puff pastry (opens in new tab) if you'd like. 

Serve with creamy mashed potato or new potatoes and plenty of freshly cooked green veg, such as spinach, peas or broccoli.

Ingredients

  • 55g (2oz) butter
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 300g (10½ oz) mushrooms, halved
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 2tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 40g (1½ oz) plain flour
  • 150ml (5fl oz) dry white wine
  • 300ml (10fl oz) chicken stock
  • 4 ready-roasted chicken breasts, cubed
  • 142ml pot double cream
  • 250g packet ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Sprigs of thyme, to garnish

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F, gas mark 6). Heat the butter in a large saucepan, add the onion and cook over a medium heat for 5 mins. Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 5 mins. Add the garlic and thyme and fry for 3 mins. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring, for a further 5 mins.
  2. Add the white wine and the chicken stock, bring to the boil and simmer until thickened.
  3. Stir in the chicken, simmer for 5 mins, add the cream and season.
  4. Spoon into four ovenproof dishes and top with circles of pastry. Trim the edges and brush with the beaten egg. Top each with a sprig of thyme. Bake for 15 mins until risen.
  5. Serve your chicken and mushroom pies, still warm from the open, with a big spoon on creamy mash and minted peas.

Watch how to make chicken and mushroom pie

Top tips for making chicken and mushroom pie

To reduce the fat content, use a cream substitute such as Elmlea instead of double cream in this chicken and mushroom pie.

This chicken and mushroom pie is best eaten on the day it's cooked but leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.

How do I thicken my chicken and mushroom pie filling?

If your pie filling is too runny, you could add a spoonful more of flour. Stir until combined and add until happy. You can also use cornstarch as a thicknener. Mix 2tbsp of cornstarch with around 60ml of water. Whisk and add gradually to the pie mixture to thicken.

Can you use puff pastry for the base of a pie?

If you want to make this pie even more indulgent you could use puff pastry as a base for the pie. It's a great way of using up any leftover pastry you might have from the top of the pie. But just keep in mind that it won't rise and have its classic puffy texture once cooked as the pie filling will weigh it down. 

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