The best homemade chicken pie recipe will really help you make it. If it’s your first time making it, of course you should know and understand the recipe before cooking it. The ingredients and the step-by-step cooking are very simple. I’m sure you will absolutely love this dish.
I like to cook this dish because I think the taste is very suitable for my taste. If you really like chicken pie, you can be sure that you will really want to make this dish right away.
Best Homemade Chicken Pie Recipe
For the pie filling
- 1 tbsp Oil See note 1.
- 4 Chicken Breasts About 650g
- 200 g Smoked bacon See note 2.
- 1 Large onion Peeled and chopped (See note 3)
- 3 Sticks Celery Chopped (See note 3)
- 2 tsp Fresh thyme (See note 4)
- 3 Carrots Peeled and chopped (See note 3)
- 300 ml Chicken stock (See note 5)
- 300 ml Milk (See note 6)
- 75 g Plain flour
- Black pepper
For the pie
- 1 Egg Beaten
- 320 g Puff pastry sheet (See note 7)
1Heat your oil in a large frying pan or saucepan and add the chicken and bacon. Cook for about 5 – 10 minutes until just starting to turn brown.
2Add in the vegetables and cook for a further 5 minutes until they start to soften.
3Add the flour and thyme and stir through everything, cook for 5 minutes.
4Gradually add the stock and milk to the vegetable and flour mix, stirring until the sauce is smooth. Leave to bubble away and thicken for about 10 minutes.
5Spoon into a pie dish and leave to cool for at least 30 minutes if you have time.
6Smooth the pastry over the top of the filling.
7Decorate the pie with cut out shapes if you feel that way inclined and brush with the beaten egg.
8When you are ready to bake the pie, preheat the oven to 220C and bake for about 30 minutes until the filling is hot throughout and the pastry is crisp and golden.
Note 1 – OilAny oil other than extra virgin is fine. Olive oil or sunflower oil are perfect.
Note 2 – BaconUsing a smoked bacon, pancetta or prosciutto here really adds a lot of flavour to the pie. I cut mine up into very small pieces so it cooks into the sauce.
Note 3 – VegetablesAs mentioned in the post above, I cheat and use a pre chopped Sofritto mix here. I use 500g in place of the mentioned vegetables.
Note 4 – ThymeThis is for dried thyme. If you have fresh thyme, use 3 tsp as it’s not as strongly flavoured.
Note 5 – Chicken StockStock made with a cube is absolutely fine.
Note 6 – MilkI used Semi Skimmed as it’s what we have. Full fat will make the pie more creamy. I wouldn’t recommend Skimmed if possible as it won’t be very creamy at all.
Note 7 – Puff PastryAs mentioned in the post above, if you prefer a pie with a base, go right ahead and use two sheets of pastry. Just be sure to cook it so the bottom is crispy and cooked through.
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