Chicken pie

Chicken pie

A hearty British classic that everybody loves. The gammon really lifts this creamy pie to the next level.

By , 21 September 2015
Chicken pie
  • Ready in: 75 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Price: £1.77 per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 331g serving contains
  • Fat 41
    59%
  • Sat Fat 17
    85%
  • Sugar 1.2
    1%
  • Salt 3.3
    56%
  • Cals 682
    34%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 863kJ/206kcal.
Ingredients
  • Halve 150g chestnut mushrooms
  • 250g thick-cut gammon steak, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 50g butter
  • 25g plain flour
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp single cream
  • 350g chicken, cooked
  • 250g ready-to-roll puff pastry (or shortcrust pastry)
Method
  • Halve the chestnut mushrooms and cut the gammon into bite-sized pieces. Cook in a pan with 25g butter for 5 minutes. Put in a pie dish.

  • Melt another 25g butter in the pan and stir in the plain flour. Cook for 1 minute.

  • Add the chicken stock and whisk until boiling and smooth. Add the single cream and pour the sauce into the pie dish. Cool.

  • Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Add to the pie dish and mix.

  • Roll out the pastry to cover the pie. Put the pie dish on the pastry and cut around it. Cut the scraps into 1cm strips. Dampen the edge of the pie dish and lay the strips on it. Dampen the strips and the pastry lid on top. Press the rim lightly to seal, then make a hole in the middle.

  • Brush the top of the pie with beaten egg and cook in the oven at 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6 for 25 minutes.