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September 19, 2010 / amyjmcintosh

Chicken pie

Spring may have sprung, but don’t put your pie dishes away just yet. That’s right, people, winter cooking is alive and well at Amy’s Cookbook. I have a pie recipe that will not only float your boat, but will have you eating hot toasty pies all the way through spring and summer.

Chicken pie

Chicken pie

This tasty treat comes to you all the way from the pie capital of the world, England. Paul’s mum, Jill happens to be a great cook, and she kindly agreed to share her beloved pie recipe with us. The basic recipe has stayed true to form throughout the years, but has seen a few incarnations in recent times, such as the addition of mushrooms, peas, wine, lemon and tarragon. On this note, I declare the best chicken pie in the world. Enjoy.

8oz (225 g) shortcrust pastry
2 chicken breasts
2 hard boiled eggs, sliced
1 tbs butter or margarine, melted
1 tbs flour
150-200ml milk
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tsp fresh thyme
salt and pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Defrost frozen pastry and set aside.

Melt 1 tbs of butter in a fry pan and cook the chicken breast until browned (you can bake the chicken in lemon and herbs, if you prefer). Remove chicken from the pan and set aside.

Make a small roux sauce using the juices, some more butter if needed and 1 tbs flour. Gradually add approximately 150 -200 ml milk plus 1 tbs lemon juice, a good teaspoon of fresh thyme, salt and pepper. You want the sauce to be thick.

Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and place in pyrex plate or pie dish. Stir sauce into the dish and top with sliced eggs and more pepper. Cover with pastry and cook in a hot oven 200c for 10-15 mins then reduce temp for a further 20-25.

Remove pie from oven and serve with jacket baked potatoes and some greens.

In the mood for more pie? Why not try this tasty fish pie recipe?


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  1. Gourmet Gorman / Sep 19 2010 11:40 am

    Ah, this pie looks great. Funny you’re talking about spring, I’ve just blogged about the first autumn dish of the season….
    Your pie looks good for this time of year too 🙂

  2. amyjmcintosh / Sep 19 2010 11:21 pm

    Thanks Michael! Glad to hear you like it! Stay tuned for some spring salad recipes. I just checked out your blog, by the way… it’s great! 🙂

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