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Chicken and Mushroom Pie

This chicken and mushroom pie is both toddler and adult friendly!  Not to mention delicious too
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Worldwide
Keyword Chicken Mushroom Pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 506kcal
Author AnotherFoodBlogger

Equipment

  • large casserole
  • Measuring utensils
  • large pot
  • potato masher/ricer
  • Chef Knives
  • Chopping board
  • wooden spoon/spatula

Ingredients

Pie Mix 

  • 1 leek
  • 10 button mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 5 chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 30 g butter
  • 35 g flour
  • 500 ml milk
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp whole grain mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Potatoes

  • 1.2 kg large russet potatoes
  • 100 g butter

Instructions

  • Peel and boil the mashed potatoesuntil soft. Drain and allow to steam for a couple minutes to remove moistureand then mash using a potato ricer/masher. Fold in the butter.
  • Meanwhile, dice chicken into bite sizedpieces and fry in a casserole pan with olive oil for approx. 5 minutes, removeand set aside
  • Dice leeks, garlic and mushrooms andcook with the butter for 2-3 minutes in the casserole pan
  • Add flour and dried oregano and cook for 1 minute
  • Stir in milk and mustard and cookfor about 5 minutes or until sauce has thickened to a gravy like consistency
  • Add the chicken and peas to the casseroledish, allow to cool for 10 minutes (see tips) and top with the mashed potatoes( see tips)
  • Bake in the oven @ 200c for 20-25minutes until potato is crispy

Notes

Tips/Tricks

  • You can substitute breasts for thighs in the recipe but I prefer the brown meat as it’s a little more forgiving. Alternatively, you can use leftover chicken meat from a roast chicken dinner
  • Allow the mixture to cool slightly before adding the mashed potatoes – this makes it easier to spread the mash onto the pie. A hot pie will soak up the mashed potatoes meaning the potatoes will sink a little
  • I use a fork to scrape the top of my potatoes which gives you those nice crusty bits when cooked in the oven
  • Chicken and mushroom pie is freezer friendly – just make sure to cool it properly before freezing and when reheating if you want the crusty potato topping then do so in the oven at a low temperature until pie mix is hot and blast it under the grill for a minute to crisp up the potato
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Nutrition

Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 492mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1335IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 2mg