Chicken, mushroom and bacon pie recipe

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Create a delicious pie filling with this classic chicken, mushroom and bacon pie recipe. Use ready-made puff pastry to get it ready in no time...

Serves6
SkillEasy
Preparation Time40 mins
Cooking Time40 mins
Total Time1 hours 20 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories577 Kcal29%
Fat37 g53%
Saturated Fat18 g90%

Ready in just 1 hour and 20 minutes, this hearty pie is packed with chicken, bacon and mushrooms. 

The softness of the mushroom, tenderness of the chicken and saltiness of the bacon work wonderfully together. Serve with freshly cooked greens such as spinach or Tenderstem broccoli. 

Ingredients

  • 6 rashers streaky bacon, roughly chopped
  • 60g (2oz) butter
  • 150g (5oz) cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 300ml (½ pint) hot chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • About 500g (1lb) cooked chicken, in chunks
  • 1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry

To serve:

  • Beaten egg, to glaze
  • 1.25 litre (2 pint) pie dish, buttered

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Method

  1. Dry-fry the bacon in a frying pan until it’s crispy. Put in a large bowl. Add about a third of the butter to the pan and fry the mushrooms until browned. Add to the bacon.
  2. Add the rest of the butter to the pan, with the flour, and stir to make a thick paste. Pour in the stock gradually, to make a sauce, and bring to the boil for a minute. Stir in the crème fraîche, parsley and seasoning. Pour into the bowl and add the bacon and mushrooms. Cool. Mix chicken into the sauce and put the filling in the pie dish.
  3. Roll out the pastry, if necessary, to ensure that it fits on top of the dish. Brush water on the dish’s edge, put a strip of pastry around, then lay the pastry top on and seal edges, then trim and decorate. Cut shapes out of the leftover pastry and stick on top with water.
  4. Set the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6 or 200°C. Brush the pastry with beaten egg. Bake for 40 mins until golden.

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Sue McMahon is a former Food and Recipes Writer at GoodTo and Cooking Editor at Woman's Weekly. Her primary passion is cakes and Sue regularly travels the world teaching cake decorating. Her biggest achievement to date was winning the Prix d’honneur at La Salon Culinaire International de Londres beating over 1,200 other entries.