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Chicken, pancetta and mushroom pie recipe

Chicken, pancetta and mushroom pie recipe

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For an exciting family dinner try this rustic chicken pie. Shredded chicken pairs perfectly with salty pancetta, succulent mushrooms and crème fraîche for a delicious dish. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 25 mins to prepare and 35 mins to cook
  • 638 calories / serving


  • olive oil
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) pancetta cubes
  • 1 leek, trimmed and sliced
  • 200g (7oz) mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tsp plain flour
  • 200ml (1/3pt) cold chicken stock
  • 75ml (3fl oz) white wine (optional)
  • handful thyme leaves
  • 75g (3oz) crème fraîche
  • 200g (7oz) cooked chicken breast, cubed or shredded
  • 2 x 375g packs ready-rolled shortcrust pastry
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
If you don't have any leeks, try using spring or white onions instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    41g 59%
  • Saturates

    15g 74%
  • Sugars

    2g 2%
  • Salt

    2.7g 46%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 49g Protein 21.3g Fibre 3.1g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Heat a small amount of oil in a large pan. Add the pancetta and cook for a few minutes, until just starting to crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. In the same pan, fry the leek and mushrooms for 5-10 mins, until cooked (add a little extra oil, if needed).
  2. Return the pancetta to the pan, stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute, then add the stock, white wine (if using) and thyme. Season well and simmer for a few mins. Remove from the heat, leave to cool slightly, then stir in the crème fraîche and chicken.
  3. Roll out half the pastry until large enough to line the base of a round 20cm pie dish. Spoon the chicken mixture on top. Roll out the remaining pastry and cut into long ribbons about 1.5cm wide. Weave the strips over the filling to create a lattice effect, then trim and discard any over-hanging dough. Press down around the edges to neaten and seal.
  4. Brush the pastry lattice all over with the beaten egg. Bake for 25-30 mins, or until the filling is piping hot and the pastry is golden.

Tip: To avoid a soggy bottom, pop your pie dish on a preheated baking sheet – the heat will help the base cook quicker.

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