Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Chicken and Mushroom Pies

A tested way to bake a chicken and mushroom pie.


• 500 g. chicken thighs, cut into 2 cm. dice
• 2 tsp. olive oil
• 3 tsp. butter
• 1 leek, thinly sliced
• 3 garlic cloves, crushed
• 150 g. Swiss brown mushrooms, sliced
• 3 tsp. dry white wine
• 2 tsp. plain (all-purposed) flour
• 250 ml. chicken stock
• 125 ml. cream
• 2 tsp. chopped parsley
• 1 tsp. finely chopped sage
• 2 sheets butter puff pastry
• 1 egg, lightly beaten


1. Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based frying pan and cook the chicken in two batches over high heat for 3-4 minutes each batch, until lightly browned but not cooked all the way through. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon.

2. Melt the butter in the same pan and cook the leek and garlic over low heat for 6-8 minutes, or until soft. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 6-8 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan. Add the wine and boil for 2-3 minutes, or until nearly all the wine has evaporated. Sprinkle the flour over the top, stir for 1 minute, then add the stock and cream. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is tender and the sauce has reduced and thickened. Season to taste, remove from the heat and cool. Stir in the parsley and sage.

3. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees Centigrade. To make individual pot pies, divide the mixture among four 315 ml. ramekins. Cut four 12 cm. rounds from the pastry, brush the ramekins rims with a little beaten egg, then place the pastry lids on top. Press the rims down firmly to seal. Cut out the pastry scraps and decorate the tops , if you wish brush with egg and cut three steam holes in each pie with a sharp knife. Bake on the bottom shelf for 15-20 minutes, until the pastry is golden.

Prep. Time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves 4


  1. I love pies and one made with mushroom is always a true winner. The golden pastry looks so delicious. I'm thinking of adding thyme and rosemary, too, apart from the sage and parsley.

  2. I was never into pies but this made me remember my gradeschool to highschool years in another country. Pie was the main food sold in our cafeteria. I never really had the guts to try them because I just don't find it that appealing to try. Haha. I'm sorry, I'm just weird.

  3. I would definitely try this at home if I have time ^^ i love pies and this one, I think, will be my favorite because of chicken haha!

  4. If only I can pull this off, I definitely will. Unfortunately I don't think my kitchen skills will allow me to. But I'll try asking my husband to do this, thanks for the detailed instructions.:)

  5. I think of KFC's newest product, similar to this chicken mushroom pie.Anyway, how can you make the pie less oily? Is there an alternative?

  6. we called it here a pot pie...hehehe...same ingredients which is good to eat during cold weather.

  7. I love Chicken Mushroom Pie, but I never tried making them. Your recipe sounds easy and I want to try it.

  8. Sarap naman nyan KUya, am sure my Rylie would love it as she like mushrooms!

  9. This is really interesting since i do love to bake and try something new! I will find time to try this one. Thanks for sharing!