My Favourite Pie

A long time ago, back when I still blogged regularly, I posted a picture of my favourite pie in the world – my Mum’s Chicken, Bacon and Mushroom Puff Pie. I didn’t have the recipe then, but as luck would have it I do have it now. Lots of people asked for the recipe, now hopefully they will be satisfied! The original blog entry can be found here.

Chicken and bacon pie

It’s a real thing of beauty, isn’t it? The one above was made to serve 4-5, but the recipe below should do 6, provided there are plenty of garlic roast potatoes! To the recipe!

Chicken, Bacon and Mushroom Puff Pie

Ingredients:


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (or leave the skin on, if you want)
  • 8 rashers smoked, streaky bacon, cut into large pieces (lardons make an easy alternative)
  • 1 onion, halved and sliced
  • 250g baby button mushrooms
  • Handful thyme sprigs (or dried thyme)
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 400ml (14 fl oz.) chicken stock
  • 200ml (7fl oz.) milk
  • 375g puff pastry
  • 1 beaten egg
Instructions 
  1. Heat oil in large non-stick frying pan
  2. Season chicken and fry for 5-8 mins until golden brown, turning occasionally; this may need to be done in batches. Remove chicken to plate.
  3. Add bacon to pan and fry for 3-5 minutes until almost crisp. Add onion, mushroom and thyme; fry for a further 3 mins or until onion starts to colour.
  4. Tip flour into pan and cook, stirring for 1 min. Take pan off heat and add stock, then milk, stirring all the time.
  5. Put chicken back, put pan back on heat and bring to boil. Simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Leave to cool.
  6. Heat oven 200 degrees, Gas Mark 7.
  7. Roll out pastry. Put a little strip around edge of pie dish. Add filling. Top pie with pastry. Brush with egg, put in two little holes in pastry to let out steam.
  8. Make a pretty pattern with leftover pastry, if you like. 
  9. Cook for about 30 minutes in oven or until pastry has risen and is golden brown.
And there you have it! My Mum’s Chicken, Bacon and Mushroom Puff Pie. Serve with as many garlic salt roast potatoes as you can fit in a roasting tray, and plenty of veg. Enjoy! 
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