Saturday, 7 August 2010

Recipe: Cheats Chicken Pie

I call this cheats because it is a quick and simple way of having a pie without all the hassle, especially when cooking it for two.

Ingredients - serves 2

1 chicken portion, cut into small chunks
2 cups diced aubergine
1/2 large onion, peeled and diced
1 tbsp olive oil
handful frozen or fresh peas
1 cup-a-soup (I used asparagus, but chicken or mushroom would do as well) made up as per packet instructions
Milk to thin sauce if required
salt and pepper to season
2 squares of frozen puff pastry
Parmesan cheese

Method -

In a frying pan, brown the chicken in the olive oil.

Add the aubergine, peas and onion and fry for a short while until the vegetables start to soften.

Add the made up cup-a-soup and bring to the boil.  Then simmer until cooked.

Season with salt and pepper if necessary.

If the sauce gets to thick during cooking add a little milk.

In the meantime place the frozen puff pastry squares on a baking tray, brush with milk and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Place in a pre-heated oven at 200c for around 15 mins or until pastry has risen and is nice and brown.

Serve the chicken with one on the pastry squares place on top.


  1. This was a really nice twist on a chicken pot pie-the mace makes a big difference in the flavor.

  2. Once you know the easy way to make a chicken pie with this easy recipe, you'll wonder why you ever did it any other way.

  3. Thanx for the sharing , keep it up.

  4. Looking awesome! Thanks for the great share! Delicious!

  5. Well, I'll wonder why you ever did it any other way.