Chicken & Mushroom Pie

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 2 hours

Cooking time: 45 minutes


  • 500g Diced chicken breast
  • 100g Carrot – diced
  • 100g Mushrooms - sliced
  • 40g Plain flour
  • 40g Unsalted butter
  • 200ml Milk
  • 30g Frozen peas
  • 400ml Osius Chicken Bone Broth
  • ¼ Teaspoon pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • For the pasty top;
  • 250g Plain Flour
  • 250g Unsalted butter – (cold and cut into cubes)
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 125ml/4fl oz ice-cold water


For the puff  pastry, place the flour in a mound on a clean work surface and make a well in the centre. Place the butter and salt in the well and work them together with the fingertips of one hand, gradually drawing the flour into the centre with the other hand.

Roll the mixture into a 2.5cm/1in-thick rectangle, wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

When the pastry is chilled, flour the work surface and roll out the pastry into a 40x20cm/16x8in rectangle.

Fold the top third down to the centre, then the bottom third up and over that. Give it a quarter-turn.

Roll the block of pastry into a 40x20cm/16x8in rectangle as before, and fold it into three again. These are the first two turns. Rest the pastry in the fridge for at least 20 minutes between turns. Repeat two more times to make four turns.

Wrap the pastry in cling film and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using.

For the pie, preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

Heat a large ovenproof frying pan until hot, add the butter and when the butter is foaming,  Add the chicken and fry until just coloured.

Add the mushrooms, carrots and peas, fry over a high heat for 2-3 minutes, or until just softened.

Add the 40g of flour to the mixture

Gradually add the chicken bone broth and bring to a simmer, then gradually add the milk.  Simmer for five minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste and then set aside to cool.

Roll out the pastry until it is 5cm/2in wider than the ovenproof frying pan and about 4-5mm thick. Brush the edges of the frying pan with beaten egg and then lay the pastry over the top of the pie filling and crimp at the edges. Trim away any excess pastry and brush the top of the pie with the remaining egg. Use any pastry trimmings to make leaves to decorate the top of the pie.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until the pastry is crisp and golden-brown and the filling bubbling.